Annual golf tournament benefits minority youth mentor program - | WBTV Charlotte

Annual golf tournament benefits minority youth mentor program in Charlotte

For the past five years the Gray Classic has been making a difference for young people.

This golf tournament was founded to raise money for local charities. Each year businesses, civic and political leaders come together to help make the tournament a success.

WBTV's Steve Crump helped host Saturday's event.

The goal, like every year, was to raise 30-thousand dollars. The money helps the 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte's Movement of Youth mentoring program. Kids on a road to nowhere are now on the road to success thanks to the Gray Classic.

"We try to provide exposure for these kids from the opera, skiing to several events that we are that we are doing to enlighten them on what's going on the world around them," said Herb Gray, founder of the Gray Classic.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police chief Rodney Monroe won the morning round of the tournament. He partnered with former Mecklenburg County manager Harry Jones.

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