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langston golf course

Langston turns 78 this year!

Every year during Langston’s anniversary week, GolfDC hosts the Langston Heritage Celebration —a commemoration of the rich history of African American Golf marked by a celebration of gratitude toward the course’s community of nationwide supporters and a welcome to its future generation of golfers.
 
Come join us on Saturday, June 10th and enjoy fun activities and special promotions
all day long!

For more information, visit Langston Heritage Celebration.

Free Activities:

  • 12 pm – 1 pm: Free full swing lessons at Driving Range
  • 1 pm – 2 pm:  Free short game lessons at practice green
  • 12 pm – 2 pm: Visit with Langston historians & take our Heritage Trivia Challenge
  • 12 pm – 2 pm: Visit with DC Streetcar and enjoy free popcorn and golf gifts
  • 12 pm – 2 pm: Free Kids’ FACE PAINTING compliments of DC Streetcar
  • 12 pm – 2 pm: Meet NPS Park Ranger displaying local flora & fauna


Special Promotions:

  • 6 am – 7 pm: Free frozen treat at Grille (while supplies last)
  • 6 am – 7 pm: Free Chips & Drink combo with any meal purchase
  • 6 am – 7 pm: Free range balls with 9H or 18H greens fee
  • 6 am – 7 pm: Discounted range balls — small $2; med $4; large $8
  • 6 am – 7 pm: Sales on Langston logo’d merchandise
  • 12 am – 5 pm: Free golf giveaways every hour

 

Virginia Contender to Defend WBC USNBC Title against
Chase Shields on World-Class Boxing Card

Ice Promotions officials announced that on Saturday, March 6, 2010, Junior Middleweight contender Jimmy Lange (31-3-2, 21 KOs) of Great Falls, VA will continue his climb towards a world title shot as he defends his World Boxing Council (WBC) U.S. National Boxing Championship (USNBC) 154-pound title against Chase “The White Tiger” Shields (29-3-1, 14 KOs) of Houston, TX at the Patriot Center. The 12-round title bout will headline a world-class professional boxing card showcasing top fighters from across the region and country. Tickets for the event, presented by Valcourt Building Services, start at $30 and can be purchased through all Ticketmaster outlets.

“I’m excited that JD Brown (matchmaker) and our promotional team were able to put this fight together. From what we I’ve learned and by looking at his record, Chase Shields is an extremely-talented boxer with good punching power. This could very well be the toughest fight thus far in my career,” said Lange. “However, I am completely confident that my trainers, Don Turner and Jimmy Glenn, will create the best strategy for me to defeat him. I can’t wait to go ‘tiger’ hunting.”

Voted “Fan Favorite” on the first season of The Contender television series, Lange has headlined all eight pro shows at the Patriot Center in front of large, enthusiastic crowds. On May 2, 2009, he captured his WBC title in a bout against Frank Houghtaling, who retired at the start of the 6th round after absorbing a tremendous amount of punishment including a first-round knockdown. In his most recent fight held last September against former Contender teammate Jonathan Reid, Lange displayed an effective jab and retained his title when Reid failed to show for the 10th round.

“From fighters, trainers, promoters and all others in the boxing community, I wouldn’t be where I’m at today without all of their tremendous support,” continued Lange, rated #10 by the North American Boxing Federation and #30 in the world by the WBC at 154-pounds. “As always, I tip my hat to all of them, many of whom have been by my side since the very beginning. Once again fighting in front of the greatest fans in the world is an honor and a privilege, and for this I thank them.”

Meanwhile Shields, a former strong safety on the Texas Southern University football team, has also drawn big crowds since turning pro in 2002. Shields stepped up in competition in his last fight held on December 3, 2009, where he faced former world title contender Juan Carlos Candelo. Shields initially dominated his former sparring partner, winning the first two rounds and knocking the cagey veteran down in the third, but ultimately fell short when Candelo came back to stop Shields with a 7th round TKO. A tough, powerful puncher with the ability to switch from an orthodox stance to south paw during a fight presents a real challenge for Lange.

“I’m very excited about fighting Jimmy Lange,” said Shield who trains at Houston’s Main Boxing Gym under veteran trainer Bobby Benton. “I’ve seen some footage of him and he’s a good fighter who reminds me of Jason Papillion. It’s definitely a step up in competition and will be a good test for me.”

Both fighters hold victories against their one common opponent, veteran Joshua Smith. Lange defeated Smith via 10-round decision in 2003, while Shields earned a pair of six-round decisions against him in 2006 and 2007, respectively.

Tickets, priced at $30, $60, $85, $100, $125, $200, $300 and $500 (plus applicable service charge), can be purchased through Ticketmaster by logging onto http://www.ticketmaster.com, calling 703-573-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT or 410-547-SEAT or by visiting any Ticketmaster outlet, including the Patriot Center box office (703-993-3030).

The Usual Suspectz & G.L. Entertainment present the 10th Annual Urban Eclipse Ski Weekend @ The HolidomeSki Roundtop MT

Friday, February 26, 2010 ~ Sunday, February 28, 2010

TRIP FEATURES:

  • Live performance by R&B Artists Trey Songz, Chrisette Michelle & Musiq Soulchild-Hosted by Comedian Capone as seen on BET Comic View
  • The HOTTEST parties, featuring DJ Top Choice and DJ Scientific, guaranteed to have people talkin’ – Pajama Party, Pool Party, and, the infamous, BLACK OUT PARTY!!!!!
  • Roundtrip Transportation on the Party Bus serving all your favorite libations and music (Modern lavatory-equipped, video-equipped motor coaches, all with a climate controlled environment and reclining seats)
  • Free ski equipment rentals and discounted ski lift tickets at ROUNDTOP MT. (Discount is based on group size)
  • A host of other activities such as snow tubing, bowling, roller skating, ice skating, laser tag, Go-Cart and Outlet Shopping in Reading, PA (additional charges may apply depending on the activity chosen)

HOTEL ACCOMDATIONS:

  • Two night’s accommodations with Indoor Tropical Courtyard that includes a pool, sauna, full service fitness center and Jacuzzi
  • Restaurants/Lounges
  • Complimentary Internet access (including wireless)

FOOD & BEVERAGE:

  • Welcome Reception upon arrival
  • 4 All-You-Can- Eat Meals (Buffet-style breakfast & dinner Saturday and Sunday)
  • Afternoon Happy Hours
  • 12 Hours Premium Open Bar

TRANSPORTATION:

  • Roundtrip motor coach transportation with entertainment

PRICE PER PERSON:

  • $355 based on 2 per room
  • $345 based on 3 per room
  • $335 based on 4 per room
  • Single rate available upon request

PAYMENT DUE DATES:

  • $75 due NOW
  • $100 due NOW
  • $100 due NOW
  • Balance due January 23, 2010

NOTE: The initial $75 deposit required to secure your room is non-refundable and non-transferable.  ***No refunds will be given after January 23, 2010**

To Pay Online, www.glentinc.com Be sure to indicate your room type and the name roommate(s).

Important Notes:

** A small processing fee will be charged for each purchase.

** After completeing the information below, please specify in the comments/notes field of PayPal, your room type (i.e. double, triple or quad) and your roommate(s).

OR

Make Checks or Money Orders Payable to G.L. Entertainment

Mailing Address: G.L. Entertainment – P.O. Box 19204 – Baltimore, MD 21205

DEPARTURE LOCATION:

DC/MD/VA Area: Arundel Mills Mall (Wal-Mart parking lot)

Other locations may become available dependent upon the number of requests.

For additional information, email us at urbaneclipse@usualsuspectz.com or call:

Ms. Sam @ 202.607.1621

Demitri @ 443.831.5824

Walt @ 301.728.3451

The New Years’ Diet Gradual Change leads to Lasting Results

By Healthy You Now Editors

It’s the New Year and for many this is the time for a fresh outlook, new beginnings and a chance to tackle some new, but often, previous unaccomplished New Years resolutions. We resolve to make more time for ourselves, better manage our finances, quit smoking or spend more time with our loved ones.

But without fail, year after year, getting control of our “diet” always ranks # 1 on resolution lists. So whether it means getting (or finally using) that gym membership, engaging in daily physical activity or changing your eating habits – committing to a regime that promotes a healthy you is a priority.

Let’s focus on setting reasonable goals and making gradual lifestyle changes that will produce our much desired long-term results. Incorporate some of these suggestions, to finally put the “# 1 / Diet” resolution to rest.

To read the rest of this article, go to www.healthyyounow.com/FeaturedArticles.html.

In this issue of Healthy You Now we focus on A New You in the New Year:

  • Hear from Editor-In-Chief Tonya Lewis Lee;
  • HYN resident Chef & Social Guru Alexander Smalls tops off a delightful afternoon with A Winter Weekend Lunch: Flavorful & Light
  • HYN Healthy Living Expert Latham Thomas discusses Embracing A Healthy New You Now;
  • HYN Nutrion Expert Tracye McQuirter talks about This New Year’s Resolution: Ditch the Diet, Focus on Fiber
  • HYN Fitness Expert Nikki Kimbrough shares New Year, New You, New Body: Fitness for your body type
  • Learn about the A Healthy Baby Begins with You nationwide initiative;
  • and take advantage of our News Feeds & Resources pages.

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