TAMPA – This year marks the 20th anniversary of Onyx Ski and Sports Club of Tampa Bay. Club members will culminate their celebration weekend with a spectacular dinner and dance affair at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Marriott Westshore Hotel in Tampa.
Founded by Joyce Hogue and Ernie Moore in 1997, the organization’s mission to support minority athletes as they develop skills in winter sports plays a significant role in their lives.
A member of the Florida Ski Council, the club helps its members compete and win international and Olympic winter sports competitions. For 20 years, it has undertaken numerous projects and donated thousands of volunteer hours in service to the community.
In addition to hosting an annual golf tournament fundraiser, the organization sponsors youth winter sports programs and assists families and community groups in times of need.
The club not only offers great ski trips each ski season as well as monthly socials but also offers year-round activities on and off the slopes for its members and guests. The club’s emphasis is not only on skiing/snowboarding but on a variety of sporting activities as well as non-ski travel trips and many other fun and interesting social events. The club president is Donald Odom.