- RACE TO CME GLOBE
The second annual Renee Powell Clearview Legacy Benefit is a fundraiser to celebrate Clearview Golf Club and raise awareness of Renee Powell’s contribution and impact on women’s golf, with proceeds benefiting the Clearview Legacy Foundation. Clearview is the only course designed, built, owned and operated by an African American - Renee’s father, Bill. The inaugural Benefit raised over $200,000 for the Clearview Legacy Foundation and through outreach to local minority youth programs, over 100 junior golfers in the Atlanta area participated in a clinic sponsored by PGA REACH.
This year’s Benefit will continue to showcase LPGA legend Renee Powell’s impact on the past, present and future of the game. The golf outing will include specific challenges on each hole to raise awareness of the event’s overall mission, with LPGA Tour players and LPGA*USGA Girls Golf members stationed on the various holes. 2020 LPGA Ellen Griffin Rolex Award winner Renee Powell and 5-year LPGA Tour veteran Mariah Stackhouse will also sit down with guests to share their perspectives on diversity in the game and how we can continue to change the face of golf. Additionally, new recipients of the LPGA Renee Powell Grant will be honored
Legacy Partners: KPMG, LPGA, Mariah Stackhouse Foundation
When Renee’s father, Bill Powell, encountered racial discrimination on the golf course after returning home from World War II, he decided to build his own course where everyone would be welcome. In 1946, he established Clearview Golf Club in East Canton, Ohio. Without access to traditional golf maintenance equipment, Bill began building his course by hand and the original 9 holes opened in 1948. In honor of its 75th year, the Clearview Legacy Foundation began a campaign to endow Clearview and preserve its important role in history.
Renee Powell is an American professional golfer who played on the US-based LPGA Tour and is currently head professional at her family’s Clearview Golf Club in East Canton, Ohio. She was the second African American woman ever to play on the LPGA Tour. The daughter of golf course entrepreneur Bill Powell, Renee grew up in Ohio and took up golf at an early age. Following her retirement in 1980, she appeared as a television commentator and became the head professional of the Clearview Golf Club in 1995.
Monday, June 27, 2022
East Potomac Golf Course
972 Ohio Dr SW,
Washington, DC 20024
|8:30am||Registration (Warm Up on range available)|
|9:30am||Welcome from Renee Powell & Mariah Stackhouse on Driving Range|
|10:00am||LPGA Pro Meet & Greet, Photos & Final Warm Up|
|10:30am||Shotgun Start – 9 Holes of Golf (groups split on both nines)|
|1:00pm||Lunch, Awards Celebration & Additional Event Discussion/Panel, etc.|
|11:30am - 1:30pm||Youth Clinic (80-100 kids) & Driving Range/Practice|