The 3-day event series welcomes golf enthusiasts to celebrate the past, present, and future of the Black legacy on and of the green
WASHINGTON (April 7, 2022) – Sports, business, and music industry players will begin arriving in Washington, DC on September 23 to attend the 1st Annual Black Golfers’ Weekend.
Hosted by one of Hip Hop’s most legendary names, Master Gee will host this three-day event series to celebrate the past, present, and future of African Americans throughout the game. It was one of his many business ventures that led him to play his first game with colleagues. After that, it was not long before The Sugarhill Gang rapper became a regular on the course.
“There are so many positive aspects to golf such as integrity and style which immediately made me addicted to the sport. I made it my business to be a part of this weekend by inviting fellow entertainers, my peers in sports, and comrades in the business [in order to] bring attention to a game that can change the lives of everybody,” says Master Gee.
According to NPS, in Washington, DC golf was one of the many fronts where African-Americans fought for equal access to public facilities in the early years of the Civil Rights Movement. From community building to lobbying to direct action in 1941, their activism influenced integration in the nation’s capital city and parks.
The Black Golfers’ Weekend is an inclusive experience committed to promoting positive aspects of Black culture, investing in sustainable economic opportunities, and amplifying social impact efforts necessary to achieve change. Additional information can be found on the website at www.blackgolfersweekenddmv.com.