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The Blue & Gold Classic is sponsored by The Carver High Museum & Archives of West Georgia, Inc. (CHMA), an organization formed by alumni of George Washington Carver High School of Carrollton, GA in 2005 following the school's 50th Anniversary and Grand Reunion Celebration.
CHMA's mission is to preserve the history and legacy of Carver High and the other historic black schools that served African American students in Carroll County from the post-Emancipation (1865) era to the Integration of county schools in 1969. From its opening in the fall of 1954 until it closed in the spring of 1969, Carver High, the county's consolidated high school for African American students, graduated 13 classes of approximately 800 students.
The "Blue & Gold" Classic gets it's name from Carver High's school colors: Royal Blue & Gold. In the school's first year (1954-55), Carver High's mighty Yellow Jackets won Carroll County's first state football championship. Carver High's legacy of academic and athletic excellence ran from its roots in the historic black schools located throughout Carroll County to its forerunner school (Carroll County Training School) which was the alma mater of 1952 Olympic Gold Medalist Catherine Hardy Lavendar who graduated from CCTS in 1946.
The Blue & Gold Classic is a traveling tournament that aspires to give friends, old and new. the opportunity to share a fun day of golfing on some of the area's best golf courses. The first Blue & Gold Classic was played in 2010 at the historic Sunset Hills Country Club in Carrollton as part of CHMA's celebration of Carver High's 55th Anniversary and Grand Reunion. It attracted more than 100 Carver High alumni, friends and community golfers. However, no one won the $10K Hole in One prize!
In 2011, the Classic's golfers rose to the considerable challenges of The Lion golf course in Bremen. We skipped 2012. This year, the Blue & Gold Classic will be played on Mirror Lake's magnificent Mountain Course on? our traditional date of THURSDAY BEFORE LABOR DAY (August 29). Once again teams representing Carver High will take on all comers to defend the title. Fortunately, teams representing Carver High has won the past three Classics. Hopefully, our luck will hold in 2013!
You don't have to play golf to support our cause!
BLUE & GOLD CLASSIC SPONSORSHIPS
HOLE SPONSORSHIPS = $50 PROGRAM ADS: -1 Pg= $50
SOME OF CHMA'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS SINCE ITS FOUNDING IN 2005 ARE:
*Spearheaded the research, design, and installation of historic plaques at the old Carver High building and four county school buildings that were originally built to serve African American students;
*Created and presented a travelling exhibit, "The Carver High Experience," at the University of West Georgia and Carrollton High School.
*Will present the Exhibit during the 2013-2014 school year at the five high schools of the Carroll County School District.
*Has sponsored numerous reunions, gatherings and communications venues to keep Carver High and historic black schools alumni informed and in touch with each other.
CHMA is a certified 501(c ) (3) non profit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. For inquiries about sponsorships of CHMA events and activities, please contact Carolyn Gray, 678/664-0116 or send email to her at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Mailing Address: CHMA, P.O. Box 1655, Villa Rica, GA 30180. CHMA accepts all donations as encouragement of the continuation of our efforts. For updates on CHMA events and activities, visit our Face Book pages: "The Carver High Museum;" and "Friends of Carver High Museum."