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July 12, 2013 (Washington, DC) —The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) along with GIR Gear will host the 2nd Annual HBCU Golf Challenge ( on Friday, August 9, 2013 at the prestigious Lake Presidential Golf Club in Upper Marlboro, MD. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) to provide scholarships for current and prospective students attending public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

The festivities will begin with the “African American Legends Golf Clinic” at 6:00pm on Thursday, August 8th at Lake Presidential Golf Club, located at 3151 Presidential Golf Dr., Upper Marlboro, MD 20774. Guests will have a chance to meet and hear the firsthand stories of two African American golf legends James Black and Calvin Peete and their fight to gain equal access to public golf courses and eventually the PGA Tour, the value of education, as well as learn some valuable tips to improve your golf game. An autograph session will follow with special items to be auctioned off with all proceeds going to TMCF. The clinic is free and open to the public, limited slots available. Register at to reserve your seat.

The HBCU Golf Challenge will kick off on Friday, August 9, 2013 at Lake Presidential Golf Club, Upper Marlboro, MD with registration and a continental breakfast at 7:00am and a shotgun start at 8:00am. HBCU alumni, students, celebrities and friends will team together for a chance to compete for the “winner’s pot” which is donated directly to the HBCU of choice for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Golfers will also have the opportunity to “Beat the Pro…Save a Child” on Hole 9, Par 3 with James Black and Calvin Peete. Other invited guests include national and local sports and entertainment celebrities. Following the tournament, an awards and recognition luncheon will be held.

“As an HBCU Alum and parent, I’m keenly aware of the challenges facing our youth seeking to further their education. This tournament gives us an opportunity to contribute to prospective or current HBCU students looking to fulfill their dream of achieving a college education. I’m very grateful for the support of our sponsors, volunteers, fellow HBCU Alum, family and friends who’ve helped make this event possible. I encourage everyone to come out, join the fun and support this worthy cause.” says Gibran Cotton, President/CEO GIR Gear LLC.

About the Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is named for the U.S. Supreme Court's first African-American Justice. Established in 1987, TMCF supports and represents nearly 300,000 students attending its 47 member-schools that include public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), medical schools and law schools. TMCF helps students with a clear intention and the motivation to succeed and acquire a high-quality college education at an affordable cost. TMCF also efficiently connects high performing, world-ready students with top tier employment opportunities — access that students or employers might not have on their own. Through its scholarships and programs, TMCF plays a key role in preparing the leaders of tomorrow.

TMCF is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt, charitable organization and for more information about TMCF and its initiatives, visit

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Gibran Cotton
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