Friday, August 15, 2003

Some good news

PGA pioneer to put on exhibition

Allen Howard

As the golf season swings into the midway point, several fund-raisers are planned, including at least one that features a golf legend.

Charlie Sifford, the first African-American to play on the PGA tour, will be a guest of the Greater Cincinnati Golfers Inc.'s tournament, Sept. 13-14 at Glenview Golf Course, Sharonville.

"He is scheduled to put on an exhibition at 2 p.m., on Sept. 13," said Delores Carter, tournament director.


She said the Toyota Motor Co. is bringing Sifford here.

Columbus Peterson, inner-city tournament director for the group, said proceeds are used to support the group's scholarship program.

For more information, call 521-0191

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A joint benefit golf tournament at Glenview, sponsored by Give Back Cincinnati and Cincinnati Sports Leagues, netted $3,000 for Give Back Cincinnati.

"We had 100 participants and 18 volunteers,'' said Joff Moine, president of CSL

Give Back Cincinnati is a group of young professionals who perform volunteer services throughout the year.

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A $30,000 grant from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation will help the Accountability and Credibility Together's education center.

ACT was created in 1996 as a consortium of Beech Acres, Lighthouse Youth Services, Talbert House and the FreeStore/FoodBank to respond to imminent welfare reform changes.

ACT founder and CEO Carol Gibbs said the agency counsels, educates and guides people toward self-sufficiency and enables them to achieve long-term success.

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Tennis for Charity, which operates the Tennis Masters Series and has raised more than $5.3 million in tournament proceeds for Cincinnati Children's Medical Center, has chosen Cincinnati-based to provide e-mail management and hosting services.

The charity group also has provided $326,633 for an inner-city tennis program run by the Cincinnati Recreation Commission.

Allen Howard's "Some Good News'' column runs Sunday-Friday. If you have suggestions about outstanding achievements, or people who are uplifting to the Tristate, let him know at 768-8362, at or by fax at 768-8340.

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