Veteran PGA TOUR Pro Kirk Triplett Forms Partnership With Dedication To Community
Three-time PGA TOUR Winner To Have D2C Logo Emblazoned On His Golf Bag, Will Participate In Awareness and Education Programs Throughout 2021 Season
"We welcome Kirk to our growing D2C family," said M. Quentin Williams, Dedication To Community founder and CEO. "His visibility on the PGA TOUR, his passion on the topic of education and awareness tied to diversity and his compelling backstory will be essential in helping grow our mission of education, equity and beautiful listening by all."
"I am tremendously excited to be working with Q. Williams and the team at D2C on this topic." said Triplett. "I look forward to participating in more training and improving my understanding of all aspects of how law enforcement and communities interact. I intend to use my platform as a professional golfer to lead others in the golf world into this discussion, many of whom might not otherwise understand its importance. I want to promote and participate in the mission of change that D2C is bringing to communities across the country."
Kirk and his wife Cathi had twin boys, Conor and Sam, in 1996 and then adopted their daughter Alexis (now 20) and son Kobe (now 18). Alexis' birth parents are Latino; Kobe's birth mother is Japanese, and his birth father is African American. As the parents of a racially diverse family, the Tripletts understand that social justice issues, especially the intersection of law enforcement and the communities they serve, affect all of us, not just those in the news. The publicity around the incidents in 2020 caused Kirk and Cathi to realize that an opportunity to educate and potentially unite people of diverse backgrounds was upon them. They realized that the discussions they were having at their own dinner table needed to be had by their peers in the golf community as well.
To facilitate these discussions Triplett placed a Black Lives Matter sticker on his PING golf bag at the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship in August. It generated a great deal of media interest. One of his quotes, "I actually googled, 'what can a white guy do?' caught the interest of a Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Football Hall of Fame member, and D2C board member, Donnie Shell. Shell reached out with an answer...join the player platform at D2C...and a conversation started between the Tripletts and D2C.