HOUSTON - We are excited to announce that our inaugural Susan G. Komen® Golf Classic presented by Bristow Group was a huge success and raised more than $131,673 to fund national research and local breast health education, screening and treatment programs in the seven counties we serve; Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, and Montgomery counties.
Led by Komen Houston’s Advisory Council and Staff, along with the Southern Texas PGA, the tournament welcomed Honorary Chair Carol Mann, LPGA Hall of Famer and PGA Member, and other local golf professionals, including Marci Bozarth, Lori Tatum, and Susie Redman Kirk.
Monday’s outing at Champions Golf Course had 190 players who braved the cold temperatures and gusty wind conditions to support our promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Carol Mann opened up the morning by sharing her expertise during her golf clinic on the driving range as participants warmed up for the day ahead.
The day’s festivities continued after tournament play as our presenting partner Bristow Group brought the unique and exciting Pink Ball Drop. Supporters had the opportunity to purchase pink golf balls for a chance to win a grand prize. The golf balls were then placed in buckets and loaded into a Bristow Bell 407. Everyone gathered at the driving range to watch as the 407 made a circle over the course and hovered over the driving range as Bristow President and CEO Jonathan Baliff poured the balls onto the green. The winner of the Pink Ball Drop was the person whose name was on the ball that landed in or closest to the hole.
Thank you Bristow Group for making this unique fundraising opportunity possible! The Pink Ball Drop raised over $6,000 and we want to congratulate the Grand Prize winner, Gerry Fuller with Temp Stay/Habitat For Patients!
Please visit this link for additional highlights, including the silent auction, dinner, awards and more from the 2014 Susan G. Komen® Houston Golf Classic presented by Bristow Group.
Additionally, twenty-two teams were filled by our local partners, including Platinum partners Smith Production, Flotek, and Blackhawk Specialty Tools; Gold Partners Marine Foods, Jane and Ed Parker and Insperity; Silver partners Applied Gas, Aquilae Management Corporation, Enterprise Holding, Nabors, Midway Foundation, TTI Oil, RBR Insurance Group and Honda of Spring/Spring Branch Honda.
Thank you to our 2014 Driving Range Sponsors include Costello Engineering & Surveying, Shirley Coskey, Honda of Spring/Spring Branch Honda and Dunvegan Hotel St. Andrews; and our Beverage Cart sponsors, who were on site on Monday to drive our beverage carts, include Woodforest National Bank, TempStay/Habitat for Patients, Longview Systems and Skyline Houston.
Thank you again to everyone that supported our inaugural Susan G. Komen® Golf Classic. We look forward to our 2nd Annual Susan G. Komen® Houston Golf Classic in 2015!
Jane and Ed Parker
DRIVING RANGE PARTNERS Costello Engineering & Surveying Shirley Coskey Honda of Spring/Spring Branch Honda Dunvegan Hotel St. Andrews
BEVERAGE CART PARTNERS Woodforest National Bank TempStay/Habitat For Patients Longview Systems Skyline Houston