The Fellowship Open Wednesday announced its honorees for 2014

Written by MCJStaff   // June 9, 2014   // 0 Comments

get-attachment.aspx3The Fellowship Open Wednesday announced its honorees for 2014 are Major League Baseball legend Frank Robinson and history maker Velvalea “Vel” Phillips.

Each year, the Fellowship Open honors individuals who have had a dramatic impact on the improvement of lives of people in America, with a particular focus on those who have created more opportunities for the nation’s youth. Past recipients include Henry Aaron, Herb Kohl, Willie Davis and Junior Bridgeman.

The Fellowship Open is one of the nation’s largest community empowerment golf tournaments, attracting participants from more than 25 states.

“Frank Robinson and Attorney Phillips are true examples of what it means to provide tangible benefits to so many,” said John W. Daniels Jr., chairman of the Fellowship Open.

“Both are remarkable people who have demonstrated an amazing and sustained commitment to others. Frank Robinson is a true legend — the only player in baseball history to be Most Valuable Player in both the American and National Leagues, and the first African American in the history of the sport to manage a major league team.

get-attachment.aspx4Former Wisconsin Secretary of State and Milwaukee’s own ‘First Lady of Justice’ Vel Phillips is a phenomenal woman, whose contributions to our city and state are unmatched. For the past 50 years, she has stood for justice, equality and integrity for all of us.”

The Fellowship Open event will be held on Friday, August 15, 2014 at Silver Spring Country Club.


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