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2019 George C. Simkins Golf Tournament

Forest Oaks Country Club
Greensboro, NC 27406

  • June 7, 2019
  • 7:30:00 AM - 3:00:00 PM
Event Flyer

On Friday, June 28, 2019, the International Civil Rights Center & Museum will host a golfing benefit honoring the legacy of the late Dr. George C. Simkins, Jr., an ardent activist for civil rights.  Simkins, who was a dentist, and five other African Americans defied the segregationist practices of the 1950s by playing at the “whites only” Gillespie Park Golf Course, in Greensboro, N.C. Their courageous stance and subsequent legal battles in the quest for justice and equal access provided a valuable legacy for every freedom-loving North Carolinian.  

The George C. Simkins Jr. Memorial Golf Classic is slated for Friday at the Forest Oaks Golf Course.  Registration will open at 7:30 a.m., with a putting contest for those needing to warm up, followed by shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. This fundraising event includes an awards ceremony following lunch at the event.  We would welcome you and your team, or other representatives from your company, to join us on the golf course in a day of enjoyment at a beautiful place.          

The attached brochure provides more information about our tournament and its namesake, Dr. Simkins.  The flyer also details levels of sponsorship from $500 to $7,500 (Green/Tee, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Premier) and the recognition opportunities for each.  This event is a time for you to join neighbors and friends for a great game of golf, while honoring a legend who helped transform our community, and helping the all-volunteer Golf Committee raise funds to support the Civil Rights Museum  — with a focus on its operations and educational programs.  

Please sign up today.  We look forward to your participation.   

Should you have a need for additional information, please contact John Swaine by telephone at (336) 274-9199 ext 239, or via e-mail at  Your support is important at this crossroads moment as we look forward to the next steps in the future of the Museum.  Please let us hear from you soon.   Sincerely,     John L. Swaine CEO

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