BLACK ENTERPRISE/PEPSI GOLF & TENNIS CHALLENGE KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND
BLACK ENTERPRISE/PEPSI GOLF & TENNIS CHALLENGE KICKS OFF
THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 3-7 IN ORLANDO, FL
The Nation’s Most Notable Black Professionals, Business Executives, and Entrepreneurs
Coming Together at Renowned Recreational and Networking Event
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(New York, NY) Sept. 1, 2009—black enterprise, along with title sponsor Pepsi, returns to Orlando this Labor Day weekend for the 2009 Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge. The highly anticipated event, being held Sept. 3–7 at the J.W. Marriott Grande Lakes, offers unparalleled opportunities in black business networking by uniting the nation's top business minds for an exclusive weekend of friendly competition and spectacular entertainment.
· Soulful R&B songstress Chrisette Michele, hosted by Pepsi
· Grammy Award-winning entertainer and humanitarian Wyclef, hosted by Aetna
· The Diabolical DJ Biz Markie, hosted by Infiniti
· Competitive golf tournaments, hosted by Callaway Golf
· Power Networking Young Professionals Lounge, hosted by Microsoft
· Sippin’ on the Green Cocktail Hour, hosted by Pernod Ricard USA
· Shopping excursions and hospitality luncheons, hosted by American Express
· Gala awards dinner and concert featuring the smooth R&B sounds of Joe and Chico DeBarge
This year’s Labor Day celebration takes place at the luxurious J.W. Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando, which is just a 20-minute drive from the Walt Disney World Resort, and 10 minutes from Sea World and Universal Studios. For the avid golfer, the J.W. Marriott offers an 18-hole Greg Norman Signature Golf Course with personal caddy concierge service.Its world-class tennis facility boasts eight clay courts and four Deco Turf II private courts for competitive or friendly gaming. There’s also a 40,000-square-foot spa with 40 different treatment rooms and 11 on-site dining locations that serve an array of international foods.
The Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge is proud to celebrate 16 remarkable years of providing a first-rate golf, tennis, and spa experience. Since 1994, the event’s unique combination of business and leisure annually draws top corporate executives and notable African American entrepreneurs from around the country. This year’s event is hosted by Pepsi and presented by Aetna, American Express, FedEx, Frito-Lay, Infiniti, and QTG. Platinum sponsors include American Airlines, Callaway Golf, Liberty Mutual, Pernod Ricard USA, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Timex Group. Kodak and the U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority join us as 2009 corporate partners.
For more information call 800-209-7229 or visit http://www.blackenterprise.com/events
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