Golf Channel's documentary Uneven Fairways is now available to the public on DVD.
Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson and produced in association with Moxie Pictures,Uneven Fairwaysis based on the books Uneven Lies: The Heroic Story of African-Americans in Golf by Pete McDaniel and Forbidden Fairways by Calvin Sinnette. The documentary chronicles an era when honor and fair play took a backseat to segregation and honors the golfers who confronted prejudice and endured indignities for the right to play golf at its highest level.
Uneven Fairway is available at www.GolfChannel.com/uneven-fairways or by calling 877-722-4729 for $19.95, plus shipping and handling. A portion of the sales will benefit The First Tee, a developmental program for the sport for kids of all backgrounds.
In conjunction with the DVD sales, Comcast and Golf Channel are also introducing Uneven Fairways to youth in select cities, including Atlanta, Baltimore and Boston. The events include a screening and discussion with one of the golfers featured in the documentary, with each child attending receiving a DVD and a copy of McDaniel's Uneven Lies.
The first screening took place Sept. 25 at the Drew Charter School at East Lake in Atlanta for 7th and 8th graders. The event included a discussion with Atlanta residents Leonard Jones -- who was featured in the film -- and McDaniel.
"Uneven Fairways was one of the most compelling programs we aired in our network's history," said Golf Channel president Page Thompson. "These are inspiring stories of men and women who overcame great odds just to create a tour where they could compete, and we are excited to offer this film to the public."
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