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Theta Omega Chapter's Jim Green Golf Classic: A Resounding Success

Article by Bro William Langford

Louisville, Kentucky - August 15, 2023

The Theta Omega Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. hosted a remarkable event that left an indelible mark on the local community and the hearts of all attendees. The Jim Green Golf Classic, held at the prestigious Polo Fields Country Club, in Louisville, KY was a day filled with camaraderie, competition, and a shared commitment to uplifting the community.

The Golf tournament is held annually to fund the Theta Omega Chapter community outreach, Men of Quality and other youth development programs in the Greater Louisville Area.

The success of this event can be directly attributed to the legacy of Brother Jim Green, a member of University of Kentucky Hall of Fame and esteemed brother of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Brother Green's influence and dedication to the cause were evident throughout the tournament, which saw a remarkable turnout of 29 teams, totaling 116 players, including 31 women golfers.

A highlight of the event was the recognition of new Jim Green Hall of Fame recipients, namely Rita Holman, James Holman, and Elmo Greer, who joined the ranks of past honorees who were recognized for their dedication and service to the sports community in Kentucky.

2023 Honorees

The organizing committee, led by Chair Brother Audwin Helton and co-chair and Honoree Brother Jim Green orchestrated every detail flawlessly. From the moment attendees arrived at the Polo Fields Country Club, they were greeted with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Event Site operations were overseen by Co-Chairs Brother Bill Fisher and Brother Taft Thompson, with support from Brother Sylvester Howard for player refreshments and Brother Michael Lee handling E-Payments and the event website. Brother Warren Shelton co-chaired the finance operations, while Brother Jimmy Welch took charge of the raffles. Assignment Leaders, including Brother George Demaree, Brother Duwane Gant, Brother James Jackson, and Brother Marshall Yancey, ensured that both event registration and post play reception ran smoothly.

Brother Jeffery Avis and Brother Eric Winston managed the parking lot hospitality, ensuring that all guests had a smooth entry. Meanwhile, Brother Jeff Cumberbatch and Brother Wilbert Whitfield took care of lunch setup, ensuring everyone had a delightful dining experience.

The event wouldn't have been complete without the presence of Theta Omega Basileus Brother Darryl VanCleave and Vice Basileus Brother James Boggan, who provided leadership and inspiration throughout the day. Special recognitions were extended to the 5th District Representative Brother Quincy Snider for gracing the event with his presence and support.

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