NFL Stars for Education
PHILANTHROPIST & FORMER
NFL STAR NNAMDI ASOMUGHA
HOSTED THE 1ST ANNUAL SWING FOR EDUCATION GOLF CLASSIC
JOINED BY ACTOR NATE PARKER, NFL LEGENDS AND MORE
On Friday, August 29, philanthropist and former NFL star Nnamdi Asomugha hosted the 1st Annual Swing for Education Golf Classic at the Trump National Golf Course in Ranchos Palos Verdes, California. Nnamdi was joined by key supporters of The Asomugha Foundation, including actor Nate Parker,Olympic gold medalist Maurice Green, NASCAR driver Felix Giles, and former NFL stars Chris Ward, Reggie Berry, Willie Halle, and more.
The Asomugha Foundation, a 501c(3), was formally established in 2010 with a desire to have positive impact on the disadvantaged youth in the U.S. and the underprivileged orphans and widows in Africa through education and empowerment. It is the Foundation’s mission to ensure that those with less means are given the opportunity to obtain a quality education, and thereby transform themselves, their families and communities. The foundation supports two key programs: Orphans and Widows in Need (OWIN) and Asomugha College Tour for Scholars (ACTS). ACTS works to empower students by exposing them to new environments and experiences while promoting the importance of college access and completion. Please visit the foundation’s website to learn more: www.asomughafoundation.org
Joseph Banegas, Sierra Benegas, Terry Benegas, and Bryan Benegas were deemed winners of the 1st Annual Swing for Education Golf Classic.
The tournament benefited the Asomugha College Tour for Scholars (ACTS).
Founded in 2007, ACTS is an annual college tour and 18-month mentorship program dedicated to providing high-achieving students from underprivileged communities with the opportunity to visit college campuses around the country.
Since the program began, Nnamdi has led over 120 scholars on trips to colleges and universities in cities throughout the US.
“For the last eight years, I’ve made it my mission to encourage as many kids as possible to seek a higher education,” said Asomugha. “I truly appreciate everyone coming out today for our first Swing for Education Golf Classic and supporting our ongoing work.” The event concluded with an awards dinner for participants, as well as a special discussion with local youth from the ACTS program.