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Chairman
John Shippen Foundation

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John Shippen Foundation

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New York Daily News - Sports - Ahead of his time

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Thurman Simmons (r.), who runs John Shippen Foundation in New Jersey, continues to pass down Shippen's legacy to local youngsters.

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Little Aaron is in the youth golf program run by the John Shippen Foundation and its founder, Thurman Simmons.Thanks to Simmons, Shippen's legacy has been revived 36 years after Shippen died an all but forgotten man.


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Thurman Simmons, a Scotch Plains resident and chairman of the John Shippen Foundation, spearheaded the effort to purchase and place an inscribed granite headstone at the gravesite as a tribute to Mr. Shippen's achievement.

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For more information about the Foundation and the traveling exhibit, please contact Foundation Chairman Thurman P. Simmons at (908) 322-2986.


The Sacramento Observer - Online Edition

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An Interview with Thurman SimmonsThe Sacramento Observer - Online Edition

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An Interview with Thurman Simmons
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An Interview with Thurman Simmons
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MAPLEWOOD, NEW JERSEY - I spoke with Thurman Simmons, the Chairman of the John Shippen Foundation to get his perspective on the Shippen legacy and the foundation, which hosted a golf tournament fundraiser for African American youth on June 29 at the old Shady Rest, now Scotch Plains Golf Course.
PA: This is Peter Aviles and I am speaking with Thurman Simmons who is the head of the John Shippen Foundation.
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Thurman doesn't have to run the foundation.Thurman is just its first chairman.
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Thurman, I want to thank you for your time, but more importantly, for your dedication and vision in promoting the legacy of John Shippen and African American scholarship and youth participation in the wonderful sport of golf.


The Sacramento Observer - Online Edition

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An Interview with Thurman Simmons

Monarchs Offer Great Entertainment for Family
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An Interview with Thurman Simmons
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I spoke with Thurman Simmons, the Chairman of the John Shippen Foundation to get his perspective on the Shippen legacy and the foundation, which hosted a golf tournament fundraiser for African American youth on June 29 at the old Shady Rest, now Scotch Plains Golf Course.>>more
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Plainfield Board of Education

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The chairman of the John Shippen Memorial Golf Foundation, Thurman Simmons, led an effort to place a granite headstone on Shippen's grave, which reads, "The first American born, African-American golf professional."

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