GREENSBORO, NC -- A defender of civil rights, Dr. George A Simkins, Jr. fought to integrate public facilities in Greensboro. He took his legal battle all the way to the Supreme Court and won. Thanks to him and a group of litigants, together known as the "Greensboro Six," many places we use everyday like the Gillespie Park Golf Course and our local hospitals are open to everyone.
The International Civil Rights Center and Museum honors Simkins every year with an annual golf tournament. New executive director Lacy Ward and Museum Chairwoman Deena Hayes came on the Good Morning Show to talk about the upcoming golf tournament. The George C. Simkins, Jr. Memorial Golf Classic is a fundraiser and the money raised benefits the museum's education programs.
Tonight, Friday, June 20th, there will be a Pairings Party and Silent Auction at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum. It starts at 6:00 pm.
The actual golfing happens tomorrow, Saturday, June 21 at the Bryan Park Golf Course. The address is 6275 Bryan Park Road in Brown Summit. You can register in the morning, or call the International Civil Rights Center and Museum today to reserve your spot. The number is (336) 274-9199. Golf action starts with registration at 7:00 am with an 8:00 am shotgun start and 12:30 pm roundup and lunch. Registration is $150 per player.