Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Tau Tau Omega Chapter (Santa Monica)By Jason Lewis
A leisurely day of golf, some of the most intelligent black women in Los Angeles, all pretty in pink and green, makes the 3rd Annual Pink and Green Golf Classic at Wilson Course, Griffith Park, the place to be.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Tau Tau Omega Chapter (Santa Monica) will host this golf tournament on Saturday, August 28, through the chapter's Twenty Pearls Heritage Foundation, which is the fundraising arm of the Sorority. The goal of this foundation is to support young black scholars. Young scholastic achievers who have made significant strides in school are recognized and rewarded for their achievements.
Last year the chapter's golf tournament was a success. Over 60 golfers enjoyed a great day out on the course in the company of the AKAs. The event helped Tau Tau Omega raise $7,500 for deserving college students.
"When we support the black family we support young black scholars," said Mary Davis, President of Tau Tau Omega Chapter, at last year's event. "Every year our main goal is to give money to young scholarship recipients so that they can have a good first year in college."
This year's event looks to be bigger and better. After the round of golf, participants will be able to kick back at the Pink and Green Lounge. Enjoy a glass of wine, a cigar, refreshments, and socialize with the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha. There will be music and games.
That evening Tau Tau Omega will hold their awards dinner, where Congresswoman Diane Watson and Councilwoman Jan Perry will be honored.
Scholarships is one of many ways that Tau Tau Omega gives back to the community. The chapter has partnerships with over 20 different charitable organizations.
Tau Tau Omega Chapter was chartered at the Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica in 1993. The chapter adopted Santa Monica College as its major source for mentoring students and provided book grants that were later upgraded to scholarships for students transferring to four-year universities.
Tau Tau Omega has participated in the Habitat for Humanity Program in Watts, and a Rites of Passage Program at Second Baptist Church in Los Angeles. Tau Tau Omega launched its "On-Track Program" at the Watts Learning Center in Los Angeles. The chapter partnered with the L.A. Times' Reading by 9 Program at two L.A. inner city schools.
Tau Tau Omega adopted the Figueroa Gardens Senior Citizens in 2000 and has provided special luncheons twice a year. The chapter sponsors UCLA's undergraduate chapter, Alpha Gamma Chapter.
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For more information about the 20 Pearls Heritage Foundation and the Tau Tau Omega chapter, contact