2012 Gray Classic July 19th – 22nd
Start Date: July 19, 2012
End Date: July 22, 2012
The Gray Classic was founded in 2009 by Herb and Felicia Gray of Charlotte, NC. The Gray Classic is not your typical golf tournament. It is the city’s premier golf and networking weekend that focuses on the empowerment of the community which includes great golf, great food, and great fellowship.
According to Mr. Gray “this tournament is made up of business, civic, and political leaders right here in the community”. It is a weekend-long experience that allows funds to be raised for local charitable organizations and to offer our sponsors a chance to support local charities but also gain great exposure for their businesses.
The centerpiece of the classic is the golf tournament taking place this Saturday, July 21 at The Golf Club at Ballantyne. And proceeds from each of the classic’s events will benefit a good cause: 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte’s Movement of Youth (MOY) mentoring and education program.
When Herb and Felicia Gray founded The Gray Classic in 2009 it was primarily focused on the golf tournament, but over the years it has grown to include a handful of surrounding events, making this an all-encompassing four-day social and professional affair. It appeals to both golfers and non-golfers.
“It is something for everyone to do and network, and get involved, and then give back to the kids in the mentoring program,” says Herb Gray.
He says 220 people have registered so far to play in Saturday’s tournament, which is on pace to be the most ever. And the growth of one of the classic’s social events signifies how much this undertaking has evolved.
“The women’s brunch has grown from being at our house with about 30 or 40 women, to now we’ve got 180 at Ballantyne and it’s sold out,” Gray says. “We have a list of about 90 women who are [on the waiting list].”
Below is the list of events scheduled for The 2012 Gray Classic. Visit thegrayclassic.com for more details and to see photos from previous years.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
• Business Roundtable
Sponsored by Wells Fargo
1 Wells Fargo/ 41st Floor
Friday, July 20, 2012
• Welcome Reception
Hosted by Talk of the Town
Saturday, July 21, 2012
• Golf Tournament
The Golf Club at Ballantyne
7:30AM & 2:00PM Tee Times
• Women’s Empowerment Brunch
• Parties With a Purpose
Hosted by The Grays & Digital Divas
Sunday, July 22, 2012
• Farewell Brunch
Ruth’s Chris Uptown
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