Benton Harbor leaders take stand against negativity toward Senior PGA Tournament
Posted: May 9, 2012 9:48 PM EST | Updated: Nov 6, 2014 12:11 AM EST
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. -- On Wednesday, Benton Harbor leaders took a stand against the negativity surrounding the Senior PGA Tournament.
There's an ‘Occupy’ protest planned to coincide with the upcoming event.
Members of the Benton Harbor Leadership Caucus held a news conference, on Wednesday afternoon, to show their support for the golf tournament.
The group is made up of city leaders and pastors.
They wanted to make it clear that not everyone shares in the negativity.
"Those negative voices do not speak for the masses of people here in the City of Benton Harbor. The citizens are excited they're welcoming the PGA Tournament,” said Pastor Nate Wells of the Community Church of God in Christ.
Protestors sent a letter to the PGA on Tuesday, demanding 25 percent of the profits go to the City of Benton Harbor. The PGA starts May 22nd at Harbor Shores Golf Course.