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Diablo Black Men's Group hosting annual Scholarship Golf Classic

Tourney raises funds to support young minority students in Tri-Valley

Registration has begun for the 14th annual Diablo Black Men’s Group (DBMG) Scholarship Golf Classic, which is returning June 20 in San Ramon.

A major source of funding for the DBMG scholarship fund, participants can spend their afternoon at San Ramon Golf Club, 9430 Fircrest Lane. The deadline for registration is June 1, so organizers request that interested groups sign up now.

Tournament fees, set at $135 per golfer, include greens fees, range balls, golf cart, a box lunch and a BBQ buffet dinner. Winning teams will receive trophies in addition to raffle prizes which will be handed out during dinner.

Non-golfers wanting to participate can still join the evenings BBQ dinner for $35.

Every year the group gives out scholarships to local minority students ranging from $500 to $5,000. Last year the group awarded scholarships to 12 African-American male students graduating from high schools in Contra Costa and Alameda counties. Since 2006, the DBMG has awarded 68 scholarships totaling over $130,000.

Organizations interested in sponsoring the event and receiving advertising can donate to join one of the following categories:

* Eagle Sponsor: Sponsors who donate $2,500 or more will receive space for a company banner in the reception area, one complimentary golf foursome package, have their logo displayed on DBMG website for one year and may place a sign at a tee box during the classic.

* Birdie Sponsor: For $1,500 sponsors receive one complimentary golf twosome package, prominent signage and recognition during the program in addition to tee signage.

* Par (Tee) Sponsor: For $1,000 donors receive a complementary round for one golfer at the classic and the option to market their business at a hole with tee signage

* Tee Sponsor: Donations of $250 will allow the donar to represent their organization with tee signage

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