Catana Starks, the first African-American Woman golf coach is coming to the triad for the Brunson Invitational Golf Scholarship Fund.
Dr. Starks, trail blaze golfer from the 1980’s, and first African-American woman to coach a men’s Division 1 NCAA golf team, will be showcased in a documentary on the Golf Channel in honor of Black History Month. Starks coached Sean Foley, former swing coach for Tiger Woods, Sam Puryear, first African-American men’s head golf coach in any major conference and Robert Dinwiddie, current European Tour member. Coach Starks, honored with the release of her story in the movie “From The Rough”, will be an honorary guest speaker, on February 21st, at The New Classroom Building, Room 101, on the campus of NC A &T State University from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. She will be speaking on behalf of the Brunson Invitational Golf Scholarship Fund. The Brunson Invitational Scholarship Fund is a registered nonprofit organization that exposes inner city youth to the game of golf. Youth that apply for this scholarship must meet academic guidelines and plan to attend a Historical Black College or University. Middle age, high school and college students can attend this event at no charge. College students must present a college I.D for admission. A private dinner will be held for sponsors, with Coach Starks, at Ruth Chris Steakhouse in Greensboro. There are only 30 seats available! Sponsor packages include dinner, admission to the speaking engagement and both an autographed photo and copy of the movie “From the Rough”.
For more information, contact Founder, Rodney Brunson at (336) 457-2372 or Noddia Suddreth at (336) 324-4157
Vision: The Brunson Invitational Golf Scholarship Fund financially assists college students who are struggling in their pursuit of a college degree.
Mission: The Brunson Invitational Golf Scholarship Fund’s mission is to positively impact the lives of inner-city youth through golf instruction, training and exposure. These enriching opportunities will help support young kids’ thirst for knowledge and their desire to make a difference in the world.