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BILL SELF TO SUPPORT MCLENDON MINORITY LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE WITH FANTASY “BASKETGOLF” EXPERIENCE
Lawrence, KS – Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self has announced the date and location of his Fantasy “BasketGolf” Experience which will support the McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative.
The Bill Self Fantasy “BasketGolf” Experience will be held on September 25th, 2020 in Lawrence. Participants will partake in a basketball-themed 18-hole golf tournament that will benefit the McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative. This coach-driven initiative includes more than 70 collegiate coaches, including Coach Bill Self, who is an ambassador of the program. This initiative will provide minorities a jump-start to their careers through practical experiences and opportunities to build their network while instilling the values of John McClendon, the first African-American coach in professional basketball and Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer. The funding raised at this event will go towards creating access and opportunities in collegiate-level athletic administration departments for minorities.
“Not only is this a great opportunity to build upon many of the relationships from past Fantasy Experiences, but this is also an opportunity to raise awareness to the social injustice occurring in our country and benefit a great cause in the McLendon Foundation,” said Coach Self.
“Coach Self’s support for The McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative is a huge step in the right direction for enhancing the pipeline within our industry,” said Andrea Williams, Chief Operating Officer at the College Football Playoff (CFP) and McLendon Foundation President. “There are many qualified minority individuals who are prepared to make their mark and begin their careers in college athletics, and this program, supported by outstanding ambassadors like Coach Self, is a great foundation to launch their careers.”
In addition to the 18-hole golf tournament, participants will also have the opportunity to interact virtually with the Kansas basketball team and receive an exclusive adidas gear package. This event comes in lieu of Coach Self’s annual Basketball Fantasy Experience, which was converted to this unique experience due to COVID-19. The event will follow all CDC, state, and course guidelines as it relates to social distancing and the health and safety of all participants in a strict manner.
Space is extremely limited in this exclusive event. Registration is limited to 12 foursomes. Registration and more information is available at BillSelfExperience.com. Applicants interested in the McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative can apply here.
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About the McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative Foundation
The McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative Foundation is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization that was created in 2020 to provide minorities a jump-start to their careers through practical experiences, opportunities to build their network, and instilling the values of John McLendon: Integrity, Education, Leadership, and Mentorship. Since its inception, the MMLI Foundation has raised over $1 million in funding MLI Future Leader positions at institutions across the country.