The Fellowship Open today announced its honorees for 2015 are Major League Baseball Commissioner Emeritus Bud Selig, former PGA America Executive Earnie Ellison, and Civic Leader Jackie Herd-Barber.
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 Vell Phillips, Frank Robinson, 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.
“Bud Selig, Earnie Ellison, and Jackie Herd- Barber are remarkable people who have demonstrated an amazing and sustained commitment to others,” said John W. Daniels, Jr., chairman of the Fellowship Open. “Bud’s extraordinary leadership and involvement in professional baseball and the Milwaukee community, as well as his dedication to helping young people succeed locally and nationally, is unparalleled. Earnie’s contribution to helping develop awareness and opportunities for people of color, women, and the under-served to participate in the game and business of golf is unmatched. Jackie is a passionate social humanitarian and a consummate servant leader whose passion for creating educational opportunities for Milwaukee’s children and families is phenomenal.”
The Fellowship Open event will be held on Friday, August 14, 2015, at Silver Spring Country Club.
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