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Thirty-Five Teams Swing Their Clubs For Scholarships At The Dallas Black Chamber Of Commerce 23rd Annual Golf Tournament!


The oldest and largest Black chamber of commerce in the nation, the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce ("DBCC") in conjunction with the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce Business Development Corporation, held the 23rd Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, June 11, 2012 at the Thorntree Country Club in DeSoto, Texas.

This Annual Golf Tournament is one of the largest non-profit association golf tournaments in the Metroplex and draws golf enthusiasts, both amateur and semi-pro, from all over the region. Awards were presented for 1st through 8th place finishes as well as for longest drive, closest to the pin and hole-in-one competitions.



Thirty-five teams registered to play in this year’s tournament, one of the largest fields in the tournament’s 23-year history! Small businesses and corporations alike dusted off their clubs to swing for a worthy cause. Among the corporate teams participating this year were: American Airlines, American Airlines Center, American Airlines Federal Credit Union, Ben E. Keith, City of Dallas, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas Independent School District, Dallas Morning News, Darling International, JPMorgan CHASE, Marriott Hotels, Omni Hotel-Dallas, Oncor Electric Delivery, Texas Instruments, Texas Trust Credit Union and Verizon!

The golf tournament is a staple of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce and the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce Business Development Corporation annual event line up and a critical component of the golf tournament is that a large portion of the proceeds benefits education scholarships and continuing education programs. This year the Excellence in Education program awarded over 50 scholarships and to date has presented nearly $1 million dollars in scholastic scholarships to area high school students in need. This is the type of long-lasting impact that the support of companies like those who participated in this year’s golf tournament helps to produce. DBCC Chair Sonya D. Hoskins states, “The Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce and the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce Business Development Corporation strongly advocate and believe in supporting and investing in high school and graduate students pursuing an education of higher learning.”



For questions or for information on the DBCC 2013 tournament, please contact Dvorah Evans at the DBCC office at (214) 421-5200 or dae@dbcc.org.

ABOUT:
The Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, the oldest and largest Black chamber of commerce in the nation, serves as an advocate for the creation, growth and general welfare of African-American businesses in the Dallas community. The Chamber actively promotes the expansion of business opportunities on behalf of its membership through referrals, partnerships, seminars, technical assistance and marketing. The Chamber focuses on economic and business development, education, convention/tourism and special projects.
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