FedEx Express will join BLACK ENTERPRISE as host sponsor of the 23rd annual Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The Ultimate Getaway Challenge will take place Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1–4, at PGA National Resort & Spa.
The yearly conclave draws hundreds of attendees, including some of the nation’s top corporate executives, professionals, tastemakers, and entrepreneurs for fun in the sun, top-notch entertainment, and all-inclusive amenities in a relaxed and engaging environment. Whatever the agenda—be it entertainment, lounging poolside, hitting the links or courts, or being pampered at the spa—power networking, luxury, and fun are the bottom line at this one-of-a-kind Labor Day weekend event.
Grammy and American Music Award-winning recording artist, Stephanie Mills, who has had us completely captivated since her rise to stardom as Dorothy in the original Broadway run of the four-time Tony Award-winning show, The Wiz, is confirmed to perform at the 2016 Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge. Mills went on to grace us with hit after hit, generating five best-selling albums and 10 Billboard No. 1 singles, including “Never Knew Love Like This Before,” “What Cha’ Gonna Do With My Lovin’,” “Two Hearts,” “Sweet Sensation,” and “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?” In a span of just two years, she released three best-selling albums in a row—What Cha’ Gonna Do With My Lovin’ (Mills’ first gold record), Sweet Sensation, and Stephanie—all of which were critically acclaimed. A career with such longevity and success deserves celebration at Golf & Tennis Challenge.
Lyricist, inspirational speaker, DJ, pioneer, icon, entrepreneur, and one of the most prolific and well-respected female hip-hop artists of all time, MC Lyte, will also perform at the annual Challenge.
Highlights of the 2016 Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge:
Evening concert featuring a performance by Stephanie Mills
Nightly parties, shopping excursions, and late-night cigar lounge
Challenge Awards Dinner followed by a night of music from a musical guest
Competitive Tournament Golf featuring the PGA National course; Social Golf and Golf Academy with instructors, plus Social Tennis and Tennis Academy
Battle of the Sexes, Love and Money Game, and Black Enterprise BE Modern Man Luncheon
Enjoy the good life with the ultimate weekend getaway at PGA’s world-class spa
Plus: health, finance, and business workshops; cutting-edge fitness classes such as Tai Chi Flow and Zumba workouts; celebrity master chef challenge, mixology and wine and design
The prestigious weekend continues to be the largest African American sporting event of its kind, with two decades of showcasing world-class entertainers. A small sampling of some of the showstoppers who have graced the G&T stage includes Raphael Saadiq, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Fantasia, Steve Harvey, Babyface, Earth Wind & Fire, Big Daddy Kane, Chrisette Michelle, and Anthony Hamilton. G&T is also known for attracting African American achievers from every arena, ranging from tennis sensations Venus and Serena Williams, to golf legends Charlie Sifford and Lee Elder.
The most determined golf and tennis competitors will also compete for the coveted Purple Jacket awarded to the champions of the Challenge tournaments, as well as trophies.
The Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge is hosted by FedEx Express with presenting sponsor Prudential and corporate sponsor Greater Fort Lauderdale.