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Boston Scenes 9-6-18: The 18th annual Morrison Golf Classic!

The 18th annual Morrison Golf Classic recently took place at Falmouth Country Club in Falmouth, MA the weekend of August 24.

Created by Boston-based couple George and Janet Humdy-Morrison in the year 2000, the Morrison Golf Classic offers attendees the opportunity to fellowship, support a few worthy non-profits, and learn more about African-Americans who have contributed to the game of golf. And it’s truly a family affair since Mr. and Mrs. Morrison co-produce the annual event with their son, Sekou Morrison (professionally known as SekouWrites).

For its historic 18th year, the Morrison Golf Classic raised money for two notable non-profits: the Urban Golf Academy and Zion Union Heritage Museum. The Urban Golf Academy is a Boston-based organization created by Keith McDermott to shape “the lives of African-American youth by introducing them to values inherent in the game of golf.” The Zion Union Heritage Museum, located in Hyannis, was created by John L. Reed to educate visitors about the contributions of African-Americans and Cape Verdeans to the history of Cape Cod.

There was much to do at the event, including Yoga on the Green – a special class taught by Linda Wellness Warrior, a white party luncheon with live music by the Perfect Example Show Band featuring indie soul singer, Rachel Walker, a keynote by TV personality, best-selling author and creator of “DreamLeapers”, Harriette Cole and a silent auction with a big ticket item – a Mercedes Benz CLK 320 convertible!

Sponsors of this year’s event included Golf Quests the Vacation Specialists for Golfers, Toyota North America, Dixon Golf, African-American Golfer’s Digest Magazine, Roche Brothers, Diane Da Costa, Wasidah Francois, Judith D. Burnett, Rocks By Sekou, Bay State Banner, Rudy Horn Productions, Mann & Rodgers Funeral Home and many others.

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The 18th annual Morrison Golf Classic!
The architects of the Morrison Golf Classic, Janet Humdy-Morrison (center) and George Morrison (right), joined by their son Sekou Morrison p.k.a SekouWrites (left). Photo by Nicole Powell
While the joy of playing golf is what initially brought friends out each year to the Morrison Golf Classic, fellowship and the commitment to give back to under-served communities of color, is what keeps them coming back. Photo by Nicole Powell
New York-based indie soul singer, Rachel Walker Photo by Tanya Parks
The Perfect Example Show Band Photo by Tanya Parks
The Perfect Example Show Band Photo by Tanya Parks
Teammates (left to right) Mike Thomas, Clarita Ivonne, 2-time Super Bowl Champion Byron Chamberlain, and Isiah George are frequent attendees of the annual gathering. Photo by Nicole Powell