Brown Capital Management named presenting sponsor of 25th PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship

PGA of America


Published: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 | 10:28 a.m.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Brown Capital Management, an investment management firm based in Baltimore, Md., has reached an agreement with The PGA of America to become presenting sponsor of the 25th PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship and the one-hour Golf Channel Highlight Show.

The 25th PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship will be conducted, May 6-8, for the 14th consecutive year at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

"The PGA of America is very proud that Brown Capital Management has joined in supporting the only Collegiate Championship owned and operated by The PGA of America," said PGA of America President Allen Wronowski. "This Championship is aligned perfectly with The PGA's commitment to diversity in our great game."

Founded in 1983, Brown Capital Management Inc. is an investment management firm that oversees investment programs for serious long-term investors.

"We are proud to join The PGA of America in the support of a championship, launched by exceptional leaders, who celebrate the merits of academic and athletic excellence and diversity," said Brown Capital Management President and CEO Eddie Brown."

The PGA of America also unveiled a new PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship logo, which will coincide with the 25th edition of the Championship.

"We are also proud to unveil a new Championship logo, which shows the stability and prestige of this National Championship," said Wronowski.

The PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship presented by Brown Capital Management and celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011, originated from a meeting in November 1986 following the Jackson State University Golf Tournament. The meeting resulted in a group of founders: the late Dr. Herschel Cochrane, Dr. Joe D. Saunders of the National Negro Golf Association; Jackson State University Golf Coach Eddie Payton; Rose Harper-Elder of the Sports Management Institute; and William (Bill) Dickey, founder of the Bill Dickey Scholarship Association and recipient of the 1999 PGA Distinguished Service Award.

The founders' goal was to elevate the game of golf in minority colleges and universities by giving each a chance to compete in a championship after being denied opportunities to compete in NCAA Collegiate golf events. The inaugural Championship was conducted in the spring of 1987 at Highland Park Golf Course in Cleveland, Ohio. Since 1998, PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla., has been host to the Championship, and in 2006, The PGA of America was granted complete ownership and management of the Championship by the National Minority College Golf Scholarship Fund.

About Brown Capital Management
Founded in 1983, the Baltimore-based firm seeks to provide high-quality investment management services to clients who expect the right team to give the right perspective.

As a 100% employee-owned firm, Brown Capital strives to deliver superior investment returns and exceptional client service. Brown Capital investment managers possess the skill and rare insight that savvy clients require when selecting active portfolio management.

They attract investors with strategic long-term goals, who entrust Brown Capital to manage and grow their assets over time. Our personalized service, experienced investment team and efforts to deliver consistent long-term results have earned us the respect of investors worldwide. Brown Capital Management seeks to be the right choice for smart investors.

About The PGA of America
Celebrating its 95th year, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission of its founders: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf.

By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in a multi-billion dollar golf industry.

By creating and delivering dramatic world-class championships and exciting and enjoyable promotions that are viewed as the best of their class in the golf industry, The PGA of America elevates the public's interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. The PGA of America brand represents the very best in golf.