CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – Working to meet the needs of the community, United Way of the Coastal Bend hosted its 27th Annual Golf Classic on Oct. 23 to raise charitable contributions for its Community Investment Fund. The fund helps to support non-profit programs serving the educational, health, and/or financial needs of Coastal Bend residents.
"A number of our partner agencies have been forced to cancel or adjust their fundraising events due to COVID-19," said Libby Averyt, President and CEO of United Way of the Coastal Bend. "We’re fortunate that, with some necessary adjustments, we were able to provide a safe, enjoyable event while still raising crucial funds to help our local non-profits."
Proceeds from the golf tournament benefit United Way of the Coastal Bend's Community Investment Fund. Grants from this fund are distributed to vetted programs and initiatives that provide education, health and financial stability support to individuals and families throughout the Coastal Bend.
"The success of this year’s event wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our sponsors, volunteers, and golfers," added Averyt. "Many families are struggling, and the funds raised through this event will help meet the continued needs of our Coastal Bend neighbors."
United Way of the Coastal Bend would like to thank the following for supporting this year's event:
- Presenting sponsor – CITGO
- Shirt sponsors – AEP Texas and Miller Environmental
- Hat sponsors – Endeavors and Valero Three Rivers Refinery
- Ball sponsor - NuStar
- Pillar sponsors – Budget Blinds, Corpus Christi Electric, Gulf Coast Growth Ventures, Scott Electric, WR Grace/ART Hydroprocessing
- Core sponsors – Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Kleberg Bank, Ohmstede Industrial Services, Inc., Port Corpus Christi, Stronghold
- Golf cart sponsors – Hose of South Texas and Wells Fargo
- Exclusive hole sponsors – AutoNation, Buckeye, Team Industrial
- Food station teams – Code Red Safety, Cudd Energy Services, Dunn Heat Exchangers, TNT Crane, Turn2
- Ainsworth Trucking and L&F Distributors
- Volunteers from Gulf Coast Growth Ventures, Kleberg County Adult Literacy Council, San Patricio County Adult Literacy Council, Turner Industries, Valero Bill Greehey Refineries