Grow The Game
An initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in the game of golf
"Family takes care of family"
Raise $1.2 million
Sponsor three Black males and three Black female golfers in their pursuit to play on the highest levels of professional golf
Selected athletes will be awarded $50,000
Celebrate the contributions of Black people in the game of golf
"Grow The Game" is a principal fundraiser initiative by Maurice Allen's MA360 Foundation to encourage and support diversity in the game of golf. MA360 is a 501c(3) founded in 2018 after Maurice won the World Long Drive Championship.
In 2020, Maurice was invited to play in the Diamond Resorts Invitational (DRI) for the first time and scored 100 points in their stableford system. 2020 was also one of the most tumultuous years in recent history where social injustice was highlighted on a global scale. This drove Maurice to create an initiative to build diversity and inclusion in the game of golf, a sport known to have many socio-economic barriers. Maurice plans to sponsor six Black golfers in their pursuits of playing professionally on the highest level.
In order to sponsor these players, Maurice developed a pledge system directly correlated to his performance in the DRI in 2021 *More information provided "The Pledge" page.
Along with the pledge system, Maurice had five custom iron shaft sets made highlighting "BLACK LIVES MATTER" and featuring names of different victims of socials injustice and police brutality. These shafts will be sold privately and proceeds will be used to help fund the "Grow The Game" initiative.
"Grow The Game" promotes diversity by sponsoring Black golfers in their pursuits of playing on the PGA and LPGA Tour. Our fundraising goal is to raise $1.2 million.
PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT FOR "GROW THE GAME"
Pledge your support for the "Grow The Game" initiative by selecting one of the pledge packages below. Each pledge level is named after a famous Black golfer.
Total pledge amounts are based on Maurice's performance in the Diamond Resorts Invitational's stableford system. This points based system calculates a player's point total based on their score on each hole. Bogie = 1 point, par = 2 points, birdie = 3 points, eagle = 4 points, hole-in-one = 5 points. The player with the highest point total wins. Last year, Maurice scored 100 points over 72 holes with the winner scoring 150 points. This year, Maurice scored 111 points.
If you would like to pledge a donation for "Grow The Game", please fill out the form provided here.
$55,500 - Charlie Sifford
$27,750 - Althea Gibson
$11,100 - Calvin Peete
$5,500 - Ann Gregory
$2,775 - Ted Rhodes
$1,110 - Renee Powell
$555 - Jim Thorpe
$111 - LaRee Sugg
All pledge totals to be determined upon completion of the Diamond Resorts Invitational. Please include your desired pledge level based on information above.
For all other donation inquiries, please visit donation page.
*All donations are fully tax deductible.