Ebony Ladies Golf and Youth Foundation
The Ebony Ladies Golf and Youth Foundation was established in 2004 and granted its 501c3 non-profit status on May 31, 2005. The Foundation’s Board Members elected Brunilda Turner, President of the Ebony Ladies Golf League, as its first executive director.
Mission Statement: To motivate and train youth to utilized golf for personal growth and academic achievement; provide educational and mentoring programs; improve golfing skills; and increase knowledge, self-confidence and enjoyment of the game.
The community projects sponsored by The Ebony Ladies Golf and Youth Foundation include an after-school offering life skills, academic tutoring, educational field trips, and golf rules and etiquette classes; and golf Instruction for inner city youths. Both of these programs are administered by volunteers of the Ebony Ladies Golf League.
Funds for the Foundation are raised through private donations and by an annual golf tournament sponsored by the League. The 36-hole Ebony Ladies Golf Classic has been held every year in early June since 2000.
The Foundation partnered with the Youngstown Club of National Association of Negro Business and the Professional Women’s Club Inc. in June 2007. Jointly, these organizations awarded the first book scholarship to a 2007 high school graduate who continued her studies at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio in September of the same year. The young lady will receive $250.00 in each of her four years in college as long as she maintains a 2.50 grade point average.
College bound students are encouraged to apply for the book scholarships each year, The amount is determined by budget availability, Applications are accepted by the Foundation April thru June of each year. Ebony Ladies Golf League family members are also eligible to apply.
In addition to offering scholarships, The Foundation partnered with the Trumbull-Mahoning First Tee Program in June 2007 and sponsored a five-week snag golf program, aimed at youth ranging in age from 7-12 years. Thirty-two young people participated in the first summer program, with Jim St. George, First Tee Golf Professional, providing the training, coupled with assistance from volunteers from the Ebony Ladies Golf League.
The Ebony Ladies Golf and Youth Foundation continues its on-going efforts to seek funding resources and partnership opportunities, and welcomes the support of businesses and community groups.
If you would like more information on the Foundation, or are interested in working with the Foundation to expand its programs and provide learning experiences for more young people, contact: BRUNILDA TURNER at email@example.com
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