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Tampa Chapter Of The Links, Inc. Hosted Its 7th Annual Golf Tourney At Rogers Park Golf Course

Tampa Chapter, The Links Golf Tournament Committee

      Golfers John Conforti, Bruce Taylor, Lanny Sumpter, And Steve Lomonaco relax before lunch

 

 

BY MONIQUE STAMPS

Sentinel Staff Writer

 

                  The Tampa Chapter of the Links, Incorporated hosted its 7th annual fundraiser at historic Rogers Park Golf Course on Saturday, March 2, 2024.

   “We were so happy to host our beloved Golf Tournament again this year. We always have such a large turnout! Rogers Park is a beautiful PGA course with years of historical impact,” said Bianca Taylor-Heard, Chairperson of the Golf Tournament committee.

                  This is the signature fund raiser for the Tampa Chapter. The monies raised will support the Tampa Chapter’s mentoring programs and training of students at Sheehy Elementary School and Miracles Outreach. The organization also funds three STEM college scholarships, and a Florida A & M University Law School endowment contribution.

  Chapter President,  the Honorable Julie Sneed stated, “The Tampa Chapter of The Links, Inc.’s 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament is one of our signature events that brings the community together for an important cause.  The funds raised from the annual event contribute to our transformational programs focused on our youth, the arts, national and international trends as well as health and wellness.:

   “The event was incredibly successful because of the high level of community support for the important work we do.”
The Tampa Chapter of the Links, Inc. partners with several local organizations, such as Solita’s House, NAACP, and The Greater Tampa Chapter of Jack  and Jill of America, Inc.

                  The Links, Inc., is an international service organization of Black women with over 14,000 members across the United States, the Bahamas, and London, England.

                  The historic 160-acre, 18-hole Rogers Park Golf Course is a part of the rich history of Tampa’s Black community and has emerged as one of Tampa’s best-kept secrets.

                  It was completed in 1952 and was the ONLY golf course available to Tampa’s Black residents.

                  African American pro golfers who played the course, called the Chitlin Circuit included Jimmy Taylor, Charles Owens, Ted Rhodes, Gordon Chavis, Charlie Sifford, Dick Thomas and Cliff Harrington.

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