Houston Forward Times

01 November 2013 Written by  Forward Times Staff

HCC Raises Money for Minority Men at MMI Scholarship Golf Classic

Houston Community College hosted its Annual Fall Golf Classic October 14 at the Quail Valley Golf Club, 2880 La Quinta Drive. The proceeds from the tournament benefit the HCC Minority Male Initiative’s effort to provide educational opportunities for Houston-area youth.

 This year, 137 people participated in HCC’s Annual Fall Golf Classic, which made up 34 teams. Over $66,000 was raised for HCC’s Minority Male Initiative. These funds will benefit the MMI program as it helps Houston-area Black and Hispanic men finish their education and build a successful future for themselves, their family and their community.

The MMI program aims to promote high school completion and post-secondary education for young Hispanic and African-American men. HCC is helping to reverse the lack of young Black and Hispanic males on college campuses and in corporate America. Through outreach opportunities, young minority men will have the resources to pursue a degree for a multitude of career options.

Donations to the tournament include an Eagle Sponsorship from University Copy Center, Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Jacobs, and a Birdie Sponsorship from AUTOARCH Architects and Academy Advertising Specialties & Awards.

For more information about the Minority Male Initiative, please go to www.hccs.edu/minoritymale