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24th Annual H.O.T. Challenge Golf Tournament To Benefit The Black Hospitality Initiative Of Greater Miami
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau announced recently the results of its 24th Annual Hospitality Open Golf Tournament (H.O.T. Challenge) to benefit the Black Hospitality Initiative  (BHI) of Greater Miami. The highly successful tournament was held on May 7, 2015 at the recently renovated Trump National Doral Miami. This year's tournament attracted a record 200 participates, a stellar line-up of sponsors and supporters and raised a total of $176,000, a post-recession record.  The GMCVB organizes the Hospitality Open Golf Tournament, popularly known as the H.O.T. Challenge, to fund scholarships for men and women of African heritage committed to working in the local visitor industry upon their graduation. The BHI is a not-for-profit organization that was established in 1991 by the GMCVB to increase and expand the participation by African-Americans in Miami-Dade County's visitor industry. For more information on the BHI, visit

Pictured here, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB)  President & CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME presented a check for $176,000 to Carole Ann Taylor, Chair of the Black Hospitality Initiative (BHI) of Greater Miami and member of the GMCVB Executive Committee  during the GMCVB's Board Meeting on May 12, 2015.  The check represents the funds raised by the GMCVB at its 24th Annual Hospitality Open Golf Tournament (H.O.T. Challenge) and auction to benefit the BHI scholarship program and Multicultural Tourism/Hospitality Training and Certifications.