EPOCHS OF COURAGE AFRICAN AMERICANS IN GOLF MOBILE TRUCKS EXHIBITION
First-Ever Cultural Golf Mobile Tour Exhibition Two mobile trucks traveling throughout the United States 1,000 square feet of exhibit space per vehicle 53 foot double expandable trailers Handicap accessibility - Wheelchair lift
Where will this exhibition travel? Revving up to go on tour throughout the United States, host sites will include school districts, college and university campuses, community and golf events, national conferences and more. It's like having a field trip come directly to your school or community.
Is there a cost to venues and host sites? There is no standard cost to venues and host sites. Goal is to fully support project through donations and sponsors. Complementary admission to the public.
What does the exhibition showcase? Multimedia interactive activities, images, little and well-known facts, interesting objects and much more will take visitors through a life changing journey that began in the 1800s. Riveting stories of milestone court cases, overcoming barriers for equal playing rights and golf course access, a game changing invention, and groundbreaking achievements — all illustrate how one can rise above circumstances and excel beyond wildest expectations. Epochs of Courage Mobile Truck Exhibition showcases the triumphs, defeats, tribulations, passion, and hope of African American golf legends and unsung heroes who persevered to fulfill their dreams and goals in spite of. . . .
Honorary co-chairs Renee Powell and Jim Dent
LPGA/PGA Member Renee Powell is one of seven females to become the first female members at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland and the second-ever African American LPGA Tour Member. Powell is head golf professional at the Powell family-owned Clearview Golf Club in East Canton, Ohio.
Jim Dent is a former PGA Tour and Champions Tour Member. He joined the PGA Tour in 1970, and Senior Tour (currently named PGA Tour Champions) in 1989. With 12 Champions wins, Dent currently ranks 35th on the Champions career money leaders' list.
Renee Powell Jim Dent
The Beginning Epochs of Courage Mobile Truck Exhibition is an extension of the traveling exhibition Epochs of Courage: African Americans in Golf, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2019. Founder and research historian Ramona Harriet has traveled throughout the United States for almost two decades, exhibiting and teaching about African American golf history. Epochs of Courage exhibition is based on extensive research and collection by author Ramona Harriet and is chronicled in her book "A Missing Link in History: The Journey of African Americans in Golf".
The Mission: to help keep the African Americans in Golf legacy alive through education and raising awareness, to help promote golf in distinct cultural groups, and to inspire youth to have and pursue positive aspirations.
Mobile tour creation is being made possible by a collaboration between: Epochs of Courage exhibition Founder/Administrator Ramona Harriet, Designer Brenda Barton, Tour Consultant Kevin Hogan, and Epochs of Courage Board of Advisors.
MRA Experiential Tours and Equipment is turn-key provider for the design, development and logistics team. Since 1989, MRA has delivered turnkey services for many well-known cultural institutions and Fortune 1000 companies from their headquarters in Madison Heights, Michigan.
Summit Golf Foundation, a non-profit qualified to receive tax deductible contributions to promote the mobile exhibition, is Project Promoter. Quincy Heard, PGA, is Founder/CEO of Summit Golf Foundation.
Money raised will go toward costs to design, develop, construct and operate this one-of-a-kind mobile truck cultural museum and educational program for the first year. Long-term goal is for Epochs of Courage African Americans in Golf Mobile Truck Exhibition to continue to tour the United States for years to come. Design, development, and construction process is approximately six months. The tour is projected to launch in 2020. Please donate to this campaign.
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