On Saturday, November 7, 2015 I participated in the Soul Train Weekend Charity Golf Classic at Bali Hai Golf Club in Las Vegas. The event was presented by BET Networks and benefitted the Don Cornelius Foundation.
The event started with a Gifting Suite presented by Vessel Golf for all the celebrities and participants. We were gifted with tons of fun goodies, FitBits, Stance Socks, ZipWay, and many more fun items.
Following the Gifting Suite was the Opening Ceremonies where I was very honored to co-host alongside my good friend Flex Alexander! We introduced the CEO of BET Networks Debra Lee and Executive VP of BET Networks Richard Gay to present a twenty thousand dollar check to the Don Cornelius Foundation (DCF) excepted by Tony Cornelius founder of DCF and son of Don Cornelius.
SEEMA STYLE FUN FACT | The Don Cornelius Foundation, Inc. is an organization formed by the family of Donald Cornelius, creator of “Soul Train”, who ended his life by suicide on February 1, 2012. The DCF was established to identify and support programs that provide awareness, prevention and support for those contemplating suicide and survivors who have lost loved ones due to suicide.
SOUL TRAIN JORNEY PAR YARD SIGNS | HOLES 1-6
“The Soul Train Journey” begins with Hole #1 with an image of Don Cornelius in 1967, his first job as a radio news announcer on 1450AM WVYON in Chicago.
During the golf scramble tournament, We had several on-course activities happening to keep all the guests and participants entertained. PGD Global created a “Soul Train Journey” that included par yard images from holes 1 through 18 of memorable moments in Don Cornelius life and Soul Train moments from his personal photo album collection. While golf participants played and enjoyed the journey, we had a BET Lounge at the clubhouse with a DJ, food and cocktails! There were “Soul Train Shuttles” that would take guests to and from the BET Lounge to the 11th Hole where we had a BET BBQ that had another DJ, Scramble Board, a chance to win a Range Rover from Land Rover Las Vegas and lots of food and cocktails!
Congratulations to Omarosa for winning Ladies Long Drive!
The closing ceremonies and the BET Awards was very special and extremely fun. Flex and I presented the awards for First Place, Second Place and Third Place! We also gave out DFL Medals for our “Last Place Champions!” Congratulations to Flex Alexander and his team for winning the event! We had special awards for the Best Dressed Male and Female which went to Rapper Coolio and TV Personality Tami Roman! Longest Drive and Closest pins also received fun medals!
Following the awards Tony Cornelius hosted a Soul Train Line and almost everyone danced their way down the line while the DJ played classic 70s and 80s jams! It was an event to remember and can’t wait for all the fun again next year!
2015 Soul Train Weekend Charity Golf Classic Celebrities | Richard Gay, Debra Lee, Tony Corenlius, Seema Sadekar, Royce Clayton, Jazmin Erving, Lamon Archey, Tami Roman, J’Leon Love, Flex Alexander, Willie Gault, Shanice, Winky Wright, Coolio, Omarosa, Dave Stewart, Tiffney Cambridge