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Golf Classic Raises $96,757 for Long-Term Community Change

Funds to Change Local Lives Long-Term 

The 25th Annual United Way of the Coastal Bend Golf Classic teed off on Friday, Oct. 26th at the Corpus Christi Country Club. A total of 216 players registered for the par-is-your-friend scramble in the name of charity.

“The Golf Classic is always a fun event and we’re grateful to the sponsors, volunteers and golfers for making it such a success” said Catrina Wilson, President & CEO of United Way of the Coastal Bend. “We never lose sight of why we host this event – to help our friends and neighbors. Coming together to accomplish that is such a positive experience.”

Proceeds benefit United Way of the Coastal Bend’s Community Investment Fund. Each year, the non-profit distributes grants from the Fund to vetted programs throughout its 10-county service area. Every program that receives a grant has a proven track record of changing lives long-term in the areas of education, health and financial stability. These grants – made possible by the generosity of donors – helped more than 130,000 people across 60 Coastal Bend communities in fiscal year July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018. 

The on-course food served up by food teams from AEP Texas, McJunkin Redman, TNT Crane, Dunn Heat Exchangers, JVIC and Sprint Safety included bacon-wrapped shrimp, ribeye kabobs, homemade banana pudding, street tacos and more. The Golf Classic also included door prizes, a raffle with a BBQ pit and smoker worth $5,000 as the grand prize and over one dozen silent auction packages donated by area businesses.

United Way of the Coastal Bend thanks all sponsors for making this event possible:

CITGO - Presenting Sponsor

AEP Texas - Shirt Sponsor

Stronghold Ltd. - Community Leader 

Valero Three Rivers - Hat Sponsor

Valero Bill Greehey - Pillar

NuStar - Pillar and Ball Sponsor

Zachry Group - Pillar

Corpus Christi Electric - Pillar

Scott Electric - Pillar

SUEZ - Pillar

JVIC - Pillar

BMW Corpus Christi - Pillar

Sames - Core

Flatiron Dragados - Core

Miller Environmental - Core

Driscoll Children's Hospital - Core

Altair Strickland - Core

Hose of South Texas - Cart

AutoNation - Hole-in-One

Kelly, Honeycutt, & Price - Hole Sponsor

Distribution NOW - Putting Green