HW Pick: Leaders Honored At One Hundred Black Men Golf Event

July 20, 2015

one hundred black men golf eventOne Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York will host its Eighth Annual Golf Outing on Monday, August 3 at the Forest Hill Field Club, 9 Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield, New Jersey.

Registration starts at 11 a.m.   The shotgun tournament begins at 1 p.m.  The cocktail reception begins at 5 p.m. and the awards dinner will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Honorees at the Golf Outing are Jeannie Maddox, Manager of Colgate Supplier Diversity at Colgate-Palmolive Company and
  • Lavon Chambers, Community Affairs Representative for Laborers’ Local 10.

Ms. Maddox has been with Colgate for 27 years with increasing roles and responsibilities. In her 17 years as an advocate for minority and women-owned businesses, she has expanded the Supplier Diversity Program to effectively reach new areas of the company with increased focus and spending for M/WBEs. Jeannie has received numerous awards and recognition for her work in Supplier Diversity, including two time winner of the Advocate of the Year award from The NY/NJ MSDC, Colgate-Palmolive’s President Performance Plus Award, 100 Women Impacting Supplier Diversity and 25 Influential Women in Business.

Mr. Chambers is the Community Affairs Representative for Laborers’ Local 10, a new union in New York City and Long Island representing workers in the residential construction and energy efficiency industries. Local 10 is committed to creating green pathways out of poverty, working with community-based organizations, and building quality affordable housing. It is an affiliate of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) – a diverse union of over half a million skilled, trained construction workers.

Lavon and Local 10 are working to ensure that residential construction creates good union jobs for communities most in need. Through community-based partnerships, Lavon recently brought dozens of men and women of color from all over New York City into Local 10′s pilot Green Job Training Program. He has been with Local 10 since its inception two years ago and with LIUNA for over 13 years. This commitment to the union, he says, is not just about creating jobs. “Local 10 gives me the opportunity to bridge the two things I love doing most – getting people good jobs and strengthening communities.”

In addition to his work with Local 10, Lavon is an executive board member of the Mason Tenders District Council PAC and the Greater New York Laborers Employers Cooperation and Education Trust. He has been on the board of Urban Agenda since 2008. “When you work with Urban Agenda and the NYC Apollo Alliance, you come in contact with important organizations that you wouldn’t otherwise meet. Because of them, we have the allies we need to do our jobs right.”

Legendary broadcast journalist and radio personality Ann Tripp will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies at the awards dinner.

Sponsorship packages are available from $250 to $15,000.  Individual registrations are $350 for golfers and $150 for day pass to attend the dinner  (including an introductory golf clinic starting at 2:30 p.m. with Golf Pro, cocktail hour and dinner).  This year’s Golf Outing committee is co-chaired by Derrick Barnes and Frederick E. Davis, Jr.

For additional information call Steven Board (212) 777-7070 or email sboard@ohbm.org.

Proceeds from the Golf Outing support the programs of the One Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York. A celebrated example of their programming is the establishment of The Eagle Academy for Young Men in the Bronx, with a focus on academic excellence, leadership and character development and more recently, Eagle Academies have opened in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Newark, NJ, and Harlem.

For more information call 212-777-7070 or visit www.ohbm.org.

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