Grant Thornton to Accomplice with Six HBCU Golf Packages

Grant Thornton, one among America’s largest audit, tax, and advisory companies has partnered with six HBCUs to “develop the video games of golf” HBCU Legends reviews.

In a video announcement, Grant Thornton ambassador and sports activities journalist Michael Wilbon stated the student-athletes will obtain assist “on and off the golf course.” The HBCU golf packages concerned are Texas Southern, North Carolina A&T, Alabama State, Tennessee State, Prairie View A&M, and North Carolina Central.

“We’re grateful for the partnership with Grant Thornton and the continued assist they’ve supplied to HBCU golf packages,” stated Kendra Greene, NCCU interim head golf coach. “The assist by Grant Thornton will present alternatives to reinforce our golf packages in methods we beforehand couldn’t think about. We particularly look ahead to the internship alternatives they are going to present for not solely our NCCU student-athletes however the NCCU campus group.”

Visibility and outreach for HBCU golf packages have been on the rise lately.

Earlier this 12 months United Airways and PGA Tour permitted journey grants for 51 HBCU packages to assist them get to and from golf tournaments. Every faculty obtained $10,000 every in an effort to permit HBCUs to recruit and compete on the highest ranges of collegiate golf.

In Might, Wells Fargo supplied alternatives for HBCU golfers to be taught from and play golf with PGA Tour gamers on the Wells Fargo Championship.

NBA Basketball champion Steph Curry is sponsoring the Howard College golf staff, committing to fund this system for six years, and ex-NBA star J.R. Smith is at the moment a student-athlete enjoying for the North Carolina A&T Aggies golf program.

Having main companies supporting HBCU golf packages is extraordinarily vital as it might enhance the illustration of African People within the golf world. In accordance with The Atlanta Voice, there are at the moment solely 4 Black golfers with PGA Tour standing out of round 260 Tour regulars. Final 12 months, Mariah Stackhouse was the LPGA’s solely full-time black golfer on tour.

Grant Thornton hasn’t introduced the phrases of the brand new program but however in accordance with Rashada Whitehead, Nationwide Managing Director of Tradition, Immersion & Inclusion variety is part of the purpose.

“It’s time to transcend what’s anticipated in golf,” Whitehead stated.

“Grant Thornton is supporting HBCU golf packages across the nation to assist reimagine and develop the sport. This chance will construct connections that empower the way forward for the game and, most significantly, amplify numerous and valued voices. Collectively, we will create a recreation that’s loved by all.”

– Rashada Whitehead, Nationwide Managing Director of Tradition, Immersion & Inclusion at Grant Thornton

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