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The Made Man Honoree, Mr. Dave Gamlin

Mr. David Gamlin, vice president of programming at the Midnight Golf Program, was honored Tuesday, October 17, 2017 during at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The Made Man Detroit, honoring industry leaders & influencers during a Red Carpet Reception.

“What gets me up every day is knowing that I have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people, says Mr. Gamlin. “You know where they started, where they were when you met them and you’ve seen the transformation and incredible success from so many young people. It is truly inspiring every day,” Gamlin adds.

The Made Man is a national eleven city, multi-market, multi-tiered corporate & community initiative presented by Blueprint Global Group & 100 Black Men of America Inc., designed to honor the extraordinary achievements of notable African American male influencers for their leadership, lifetime achievement in their respective fields of work, social consciousness, and significant contributions to community empowerment.

“The Made Man was a wonderful event where we were able to take a candid look inside the needs that persist for our young people. There is a huge demand for mentoring and supporting students as they go through the important stages in their young adult lives,” says Gamlin.

The Made Man taps a network of influential African American males, honors their accomplishments, and encourages them to reach back and lift African American youth and young adult males with tools to success, whose futures are uncertain in the absence of positive role models.

“To all who took the time to nominate me for this award I am truly appreciative,” Gamlin expressed.

The Made Man honoree reception receives an outstanding turnout of venerable honoree’s, guests, and top-tier organizations for business networking & community engagement opportunities. Gently worn suits are collected during the reception to donate to underserved men.

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