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111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. RES. 1486

Expressing support for designation of June 11, 2011, as “National Minority Golf Awareness Day”.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 29, 2010

Mr. Clay submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


RESOLUTION

Expressing support for designation of June 11, 2011, as “National Minority Golf Awareness Day”.

Whereas golf has a long tradition in United States society;

Whereas the efforts of organizations such as The First Tee have made golf more accessible to people of all backgrounds;

Whereas, according to the National Golf Foundation, of the 26,000,000 people in the United States who play golf, only 2,000,000 are ethnic minorities;

Whereas the social impacts of playing golf are immeasurable;

Whereas players practice courtesy, perseverance, and respect for their fellow athletes;

Whereas the principles and behaviors promoted by the game of golf have positive effects in every aspect of life;

Whereas playing golf helps everyone maintain a health lifestyle;

Whereas the benefits include walking between 4 and 8 miles in a single game, burning up to 1,000 calories, and reducing stress and lowering cholesterol;

Whereas in celebrating the talented and visionary individuals that have inspired minorities to participate in golf, such as Nancy Lopez, the first Latina to win an LPGA tournament, Tiger Woods, the first African-American to win the Masters, and K.J. Choi, the first Korean to win on the PGA Tour, we also celebrate the story of the United States, a story of overcoming expectations and rising to our full potential; and

Whereas June 11, 2011, would be an appropriate date to designate as “National Minority Golf Awareness Day”: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) supports the designation of “National Minority Golf Awareness Day”;

(2) requests that “National Minority Golf Awareness Day” be observed with the goal of honoring all minorities who play, teach, and promote the game of golf;

(3) recognizes the considerable contributions that minorities have made to golf; and

(4) urges public and private sector efforts to encourage minority participation in golf.