Byron Nelson raises $4.8 million for innovative Oak Cliff-based school

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The Byron Nelson’s return to Dallas netted $4.8 million for schools the tournament and its founders support.

The Oak Cliff-based Salesmanship Club of Dallas founded the Momentous Institute, whose main campus includes the old YMCA on Tenth Street at Beckley Avenue.

The school, which has a North Dallas campus too, specializes in social and emotional learning and serves low-income students and families from all over Dallas. Momentous also trains educators in social and emotional learning, which teaches students and their family members “the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions,” according to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.

The Salesmanship Club has raised $160 million for the schools since 1968, and its members mentor students.

The Oak Cliff Country Club hosted the tournament from 1958-’67. And it returned to southern Dallas in 2018 after relocating from Irving to the Trinity Forest Club.

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