100 Black Men of Austin Partners with First Tee, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Huston-Tillotson University on the Golf Course

The 100 BMOA partnered with First Tee to sponsor 13 students from Big Brothers Big Sisters to learn the game of golf through the First Tee program.  Students were introduced to the curriculum and the 100 felt it was important to provide resources to students in need.  The 100 sponsors 50 underrepresented kids annually to go through the First Tee program.

The 100 also supported Huston-Tillotson’s summer program for their incoming freshmen.  33 students from HT practiced at different stations to learn about golf clubs, putting, driving, and other networking opportunities with the 100 and First Tee.

What They See is What They’ll Be.


The 100 Partnered with Austin FC – “Wear The Club. Wear The Cause. ” Event for the Youth


It’s our differences that define us. It’s our diversity that unites us. For the 2022 adidas UNITY Pre-Match Jersey, U.S. roses and Canadian bunchberries come together in a colorful pattern to represent the two nations—and one league—we play for. Because no matter the season, we move best together.

As part of the Wear the Club. Wear the Cause. initiative, Nnedinma Obiwuru (Nnedy) of Austin FC worked with leaders in the Austin community to invite students to see what’s it’s like to attend an Austin FC soccer game at Q2 Stadium.  The students learned the Austin FC chant (Dalle ATX), received Austin FC swag, took a tour of the stadium, and had the opportunity to design their own pair of cleats that were provided by Austin FC.

“Soccer is for You”

100 Black Men of Austin Collaborated with Austin FC and Volkswagen to Have 11 Young Men Participate in the CONCAF National League Anthem Ceremony

The 100 Black Men of Austin collaborated with Austin FC and Volkswagen to have 11 young men participate in the national anthem ceremony as USA competed against Grenada in the World Cup in Austin, TX June 10, 2022.  The students had the opportunity to walk out with the USA players hand-in-hand, stand on the field and represent their families, Volkswagen, Austin, TX, 100 Black Men of Austin, and the world as the national anthems were performed.  The students and guardians were provided tickets to the game as USA defeated Grenada 5-0!





100 Black Men of Austin Response to the Uvalde Shootings

May 25, 2022


We are sad, angry, and frustrated, that we all have to live through another massacre of our innocent children. At the same time, we are reminded of the words of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who, paraphrasing the Buddha, reminded us that “Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” If we are to stop the consequences of hate in our communities, we must not let our anger and frustration drive us to respond in kind. It is important to remember that throughout human history, war and armed conflict of any kind has had a single consistent consequence—more death and destruction.


From our American history we can be certain that we will be here again. It is said that the definition of insanity is “doing the same things over and over again expecting a different result.” We will not participate in that insanity. While we understand there are those who are dealing with this as a political issue, we are a nonpartisan organization, and we view this as a public health issue.


This is a systemic issue within the American Culture and will not be solved by the simple solution of any kind. Putting guns in the hands of teachers; turning our schools into armed fortresses; making mental health services more widely available; or increasing background checks will not solve what is endemic to American Culture.


A systemic issue requires and systemic solution. American ingenuity invented ways to send astronauts to the moon and bring them home safely. NASA scientists and engineers even figured out how to deal with a catastrophic failure in the Apollo 13 mission and bring that crew home safely. If America can do all that; certainly, we can solve the catastrophic system failure that allows our children to be killed over and over again.


While this is a public health issue; it is also true that America lacks the political will to address this issue in a systemic way. The fact that what we experience occurs nowhere else in the world clearly demonstrates that this is an issue that is uniquely American. It also underscores the point that our elected officials lack either the skills or the will to address this issue. If the rest of the world has dealt with the safety of their children without the need for arming their teachers and turning their schools into fortresses, are we not at least as capable as they are!?!


If our politicians won’t act, it is up to the rest of us—private citizens; nonprofits; and private corporations—to become partners in bringing about the necessary changes so that like the rest of the world, parents can send their children to school and know they’re safe; and teachers can teach without fear of being killed. We welcome the opportunity to be a part of the solution going forward and are actively seeking partners to resolve this. We believe it is totally possible to deal with this issue safely and in a way that does not assure a reoccurrence. What has been done is so obviously totally insufficient. It is time to do what works.



Karl Spencer


100 Black Men of Austin, Inc.