Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Fundraiser: 1st Annual Newark Celebrity Golf Classic & Hip Hop Business Summit

2008 Newark Celebrity Golf Classic & Hip Hop Business Summit - August 22 - 23, 2008

Join ECSMG Consulting, LLC as they host the 1st Annual Celebrity Golf Classic and Hip Hop Business Summit in Newark, New Jersey.

The Celebrity Golf Classic proceeds will benefit Newark Youth Golf, Inc., a non-profit organization whose mission is to introduce the fundamentals of golf and its principals to the historically underprivileged and economically disadvantaged minority children in the greater Newark, NJ area.

Ernest Ruffin, Managing Director of ECSMG states, "This will be more significant than other tournaments we've been involved with because Newark is my hometown and I want to do my part in making it a better place to live, work and play. We're excited to have celebrities come to Newark and get involved with our youth."
The celebrity roster for the events include Bun B, hip hop artist; Karen Hunter, publisher; Free, formerly of BET's 106 & Park; Kurt Thomas, San Antonio Spurs; Brian White, actor of Stomp the Yard; Ed Lover, radio personality; Sandy 'Pepa' Denton, of the legendary rap group Salt 'n Pepa; Walter Briggs, NY Jets and many, many more.

The Golf Classic will be held on August 22nd at Weequahic Parks Golf Club, and the Hip Hop Business Summit will be held August 23rd, 9-2 pm at Newark Symphony Hall - where executives, business leaders and celebrities will talk to youth about successful living in an urban environment. Tickets for the hip hop business summit are $55. Additional activities include a VIP White Party and an exclusive welcome reception and dinner for special invited guests, celebrities and sponsors, with remarks by Newark Mayor Cory Booker.

Media Sponsors include: The Star Ledger, New York Power 105.1 FM, Game Sports Magazine, and Urban Sports Talk & Entertainment with support from BlackGivesBack.

For celebrity confirmations and event info contact Ernest Ruffin at 973.573.2505 or For media credentials, interviews and event itinerary contact Tafia L. Allah-Pringle at 202.575.7774 or

For event passes and more information, visit here. Tickets for the VIP White Party are limited, and will be available on the website beginning June 7th.