Fraternity schedules Jubilee tournament

Published 12:25 am Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Men, there is something for you at this year’s Bridge Crossing Jubilee.

The Selma Alumni Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., will hold its 6th annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee Golf Tournament at the Valley Grande Golf Course Saturday, March 5 at 8 a.m.

The event, which has seen nearly 70 participants in times past, helps raise scholarship money for at-risk male high school students. Those who play in the tournament will get into the Jubilee at no extra cost.

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Dr. Leroy Maxwell, of Eyemax Vision Center, expects a great turnout for Saturday’s event.

“We’re expecting 50 plus participants this year,” Maxwell, who will also volunteer at the event, said. “We have people coming from all over the southeast and this is something for the men to enjoy and have something to do; it’s a worthy cause.”

Maxwell also said he expects a lot of celebrity athletes like Dallas County graduate and Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Michael Johnson and Selma High graduate and Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ben Obomanu, to attend.

“We’re expecting professional men and women golfers from Florida, Tennessee and Georgia to play and volunteer,” Maxwell said. “Everyone usually has a great time and it’s usually a fun, festive event.”

The entry fee for a team of two is $140 and $70 per individual. Men, women and coed teams can play. Individuals and businesses can also give $100 to $1,000 donations up until the day of the event. The Valley Grande Golf Course will give a prize to the first person who registers for the tournament. Trophies will also be given away.

The public can send checks and money order donations to: 2401 Medical Center Parkway, Selma 36701 or give them to any Kappa Alpha Psi member.

In order to be named during the awards ceremony for your donations, Maxwell said donations must be received before noon on the day of the tournament.

Breakfast will be provided and served around 6:30 a.m. The Progressive Culture of Selma women’s club will provide lunch after the last hole is played.