Beginning today – residents and community groups from Benton Harbor, Michigan will begin occupying the PGA – the Professional Golf Association. Later this week – the PGA will host a golf tournament in Benton Harbor – a city that was taken over by one Governor Rick Snyder’s financial managers.
As part of the takeover – 22 acres of a local public park were sold – without the say of voters – to a corporation to be developed into a golf course. Now, the PGA is hosting a tournament at this golf course – and residents of Benton Harbor are calling on the PGA to transfer 25% of its profits to the city. Demonstrations are scheduled for the remainder of this week, so if you’re in the area, drop by and lend your support.