Bermuda Launches Black Golfers Week to Promote Diversity in Sport

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Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA), in partnership with the APGA Tour and PGA Magazine, marked the fruits of Black Record Thirty day period with the announcement of an APGA Event to kick off the inaugural Bermuda Black Golfers 7 days in Oct 2022.

Black Golfers 7 days is an initiative to assistance advertise range in sport through sporting activities tourism. With the guidance of Butterfield Bermuda Championship, BTA held a preview weekend celebration in 2021 to showcase the idea and deliver associates, sponsors, and influencers collectively as a taster for what is planned in 2022.

The 2021 celebration preview showcased the Legends Lunch, a dynamic panel of nearby and global Black sporting pioneers in golf, athletics and premier league soccer moderated by the BTA Director of Athletics and Company Advancement, a few-time Team Usa Olympian Hazel Clark, according to a press launch. Olympian John Clark, pioneering Westham footballer Clyde Ideal and international golfing pro, Kim Swan, JP MP, explored their respective worries as minorities in activity and the activism needed to assist make options for the Black athletes who arrived guiding them.

Charles H. Jeffers II, CEO of the Bermuda Tourism Authority, said, “We are fully commited to using on a leadership part in broadening accessibility to the activity of golf all over the world. Black Golfers Week will position Bermuda as a primary light elevating variety, fairness and inclusion in sport. These conversations can enlighten and inspire golfing communities of all backgrounds. Eventually, our goal is to travel visitation and acquire a framework for the activity that will deepen the expertise pool, foster chance and underscore Bermuda’s pioneering function in Black golf historical past.”

The weeklong occasion will incorporate a screening of “Rafael Louis “Kid” Corbin: Breaking Golf’s Colour Line in The us, Canada and Bermuda,” a documentary by Dr. Jeffrey Sammons highlighting the small-recognized tale of Black Bermudian golfer Rafael Corbin’s role in opening golfing to African Americans and Afro Canadians through his sports activism towards segregation at golf clubs across North The united states. In honor of his remarkable contributions to the activity, organizers will near the 7 days with the eponymous Child Corbin Common golfing tourney at Port Royal Golf Course. The week consists of a full golf itinerary with a superstar professional-am tournament, absolutely free golf play and golf lessons, interspersed with panel discussions, awards dinners, island excursions and events.

BTA Director of Business enterprise Development Hazel Clark (OLY) reported, “Last tumble, we gave the entire world a preview of our ambitions for driving range in activity with Bermuda’s incomparable ocean-flanked golfing programs as the backdrop. This Oct, we will unveil an even additional exciting itinerary to showcase our sturdy sporting activities tourism infrastructure, rejoice our partnerships, and build a unforgettable, impactful golf weekend for our people. What is extra, this initiative will incorporate major neighborhood engagement components, like a kids’ golfing clinic hosted by intercontinental golfing phenom Troy Mullins. We are enthusiastic by the probable of this occasion and glance forward to welcoming equally golf fanatics and golfing-curious tourists.”

The 2022 APGA Tour occasion follows PGA Tour’s Butterfield Bermuda Championship which has occur on board as companion for the Black Golfer’s Week 2022 application. Sean Sovacool, govt director, Butterfield Bermuda Championship, mentioned, “the tournament team is fully commited to providing a leading golfing encounter to gurus in Bermuda. Equally important is the know-how that eliminating limitations to entry and supporting range in the activity is a essential next phase to growing the game of golfing globally. With this in mind, we proudly guidance the aims and mission of Bermuda Black Golfers 7 days.”

Black Golfers 7 days will consider place in Bermuda from Oct.24-31, 2022. For more facts, visit www.bermudadrivingdiversity.com.

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