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Intersport Launches ‘The John Shippen’ to Identify Historical Barriers and Expand Black Representation in Golf

Intersport, in collaboration with Rocket Mortgage, Trion Solutions, Dow, The Children’s Foundation and Sommer Woods (co-founder of Woods and Watts Effect), announced the launch of a new national golf event: ‘THE JOHN SHIPPEN’ to identify historical barriers and expand Black representation in the sport of golf. The event will be held at Detroit Golf Club from June 27 to June 28, with a one-hour TV special about THE JOHN SHIPPEN airing on CBS leading into final-round coverage of the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Sunday, July 4. The event, designed to showcase Black collegiate and professional golfers, is named after John