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.


100 Black Men of Austin donates 480 Backpacks to Local Schools for the Upcoming School Year

In partnership with Barbara Scott, the Colony Park Neighborhood Association, and their back to school efforts in East Austin, the 100 donated 480 backpacks to LBJ High School, Gus Garcia Middle School, and Bertha Sadler Means Young Women’s Leadership Academy for the upcoming school year.  This donation wouldn’t be possible without the help of Amazon and their Goods for Goods initiative.


100 BMOA Sponsored Students and Mentees as They Study Abroad

The members of the 100 Austin chapter felt it was important that our students explore things outside of their neighborhood.  This year, we decided to take it beyond their wildest dreams by sponsoring our mentees and students as they study abroad.  The 100 sponsored 4 students to study abroad in Dubai (2), (New Zealand 1), and Cape Town (1).  Jayden Bright and Jaylen Lee went to Dubai this past March, Helah Payne traveled to Cape Town this summer and it was life changing for all of them.

Helah Payne stated, “Studying abroad in Cape Town, South Africa has been one of the most influential experiences I have had so far. It pushed me out of my comfort zone in so many ways and forced me to open my eye to the subconscious stereotypes we hold. I am beyond grateful to have been able to travel to the motherland and I could not have done it without the help of the 100Black Men of Austin Chapter. Thank you for benign such a huge support in my journey.”

Jayden Bright in Dubai

Jaylen Lee said, “Traveling abroad to Dubai and Abu Dhabi was a surreal experience the opened my eyes up a lot.  I can’t thank the 100 enough for helping make this possible!”

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!