Optimize The Vizion visits The 2019 Tour Championship
Event: 2019 Tour Championship
Place: East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Ga
Female Vizionaries: Zahra Muhammad, Emmanuela Qarshie, Lael Gray, Syrai Sherrif
Male Vizionaries: Henry Everhart III, Mukhtar Musah, Anwar Kanyama-Jackson
Chaperones: Emmanuel Glaze, Lewis Preston, Bobby Jackson
Parental Volunteer: Henry Everhart II
This past weekend Optimize the Vizion held its eighth event and once again it was a phenomenal experience. The event started at East Lake YMCA where OTV was granted free parking and a safe meet up/pick up place for our Vizionaries. Optimize The Vizion would like to extend a sincere thank you to the East Lake YMCA for providing this kind gesture.
Once we all gathered we had a little over a mile walk to the East Lake Golf Course. As we were walking we were able to see the course in our view and were extremely excited about the day’s activities. The first portion of our day was spent with the Executive Director of The Tour Championship, Mrs. Allison Fillmore. We met Mrs. Fillmore at the Coca Cola tent on the 8thhole where she spoke with the Vizionaries about how her career path has afforded her the opportunity to work in a professional capacity the WNBA, Atlanta Motor Speedway, NFL and her current position with the Tour Championship. She discussed the importance of the Tour Championship in the world of sports. She shared that the Tour Championship provides a total payout of over 60 million dollars over the weekend and how the winner of the even would walk away with 15 million dollars. She also stressed the significance of giving back for the PGA and informed the Vizionaries about the general amount that the Tour Championship and the PGA tour donate to charities on a yearly basis. She also told the Vizionaries how great the game of Golf is and strongly encouraged them to consider becoming a part of the game. Optimize would like to thank Allison from taking time out of her busy schedule to speak with us and making a wonderful impression on our Vizionaries.
After our time with Allison we then went and took photos and practiced hitting golf balls on a golf simulator. Let’s just say we all need work on our golf game! It was a fun experience and one we will not forget. We then took a 180 degree photo of the whole team that was provided to us by Coca Cola and is currently posted on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages. Next, we went and ate lunch at the concession area located across from the Coca Cola center. Each Vizionary was able to choose what they wanted to eat prior to us going into the next phase of the day. After lunch, we went over to the fan experience where we visited the cool zone. We also visited a Southern Company model home, saw small alligators, sat in some pretty cool vehicles and participated in a few games.
Once we finished our time in the cool zone, Chaperone and Board Member Lewis Preston lead us around the golf course to show us all the holes on the course. After the tour, we headed over to the 1sthole to watch a few golfers tee off. We stayed there until 2pm and headed back to the East Lake YMCA where our Vizionaries were picked up by their parents. Our day was concluded by 3 PM. Another great event in the books for Optimize The Vizion!
Our next event will be on Saturday, September 14th. This day will be particularly special as we will be able to go to 2 events that day. The 1stevent will be at 12:30pm as we visit the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Football team as they play The Citadel at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The 2ndevent will be at 8pm as we will watch Atlanta’s Major League Lacrosse team the Atlanta Blaze at Silverback Stadium in Atlanta. This will be our 9th and 10thevents of the year.
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Emmanuel Glaze, CEO and Founder
Optimize the Vizion would like to thank:
The Tour Championship
Dekalb Prepatory Academy
Ivy Prepatory Academy
The 8 Vizionaries
Our 3 Chaperones
Our Parent Volunteer
And the parents and guardians of each Vizionary for trusting us with your student