Nonprofit pulls out of strip-club-sponsored golf tournament at Trump resort

Ross Houston
July 13, 2019

Carlos Alamilla, the director of the Miami All Stars, said his organization was unaware the charity event was run by Shadow Cabaret, a Hialeah strip club, until a Washington Post reporter called him about it. Alamilla said an event promoter had reached out to him to ask if his organization would like to benefit from a charity golf tournament at Trump Doral, and he'd accepted despite his opposition to the president.

The marketing director for the strip club hosting the event said they did not intend to make a political statement by choosing Trump's resort but wanted to give golfers a "VIP" experience.

He noted in the third paragraph that the Trump "name and family crest are displayed prominently in the strip club's advertising materials, which offer golfers the 'caddy girl of your choice'".

A strip club said it has scrapped a planned charity golf tournament that was to be held at the Trump National Doral course in Florida A strip club said Wednesday that a charity golf tournament that was to be held at one of US President Donald Trump's courses has been canceled.

The Trump Organization confirmed the event is taking place and said it's for a "worthwhile cause". After the tournament, golfers and dancers were to go to a different venue for a burlesque show.

"The event was originally booked with the understanding that it would be raising money to support a local charity benefiting underprivileged children", a Trump Organization spokesperson told TPM in an emailed statement.

Mancuso said the dancers would drive a golf cart but would not carry golf bags.

Alamilla claims that Mancuso never told him he was involved with a strip club and that when he read the Post's report, he canceled the nonprofit's affiliation.

Trump still owns Doral and several other business that he declined to cut ties with when he took office. President Donald Trump's golf resort near Miami is hosting a tournament where strippers will serve as caddies. "Because he abuses migrant kids, and sex and kids don't jibe".

Alamilla also said Shadow Cabaret used the National Basketball Association's logo on the event invitations without his permission or the NBA's permission. He said the group provides mentoring, tutoring, and basketball lessons to about 40 young people.

The charity's website says it is "a non-profit organization under the laws of the State of Florida".

"We're not participating, and I think you should cancel the event", Alamilla said he told the tournament's organizers. "He's contrary to everything we believe", he said of the president. "But if we can get some help, you know, for our programs starting now ... it would be OK".

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