Successful golf tournament fundraiser exemplifies the spirit of giving
Woodlands Online fundraiser far exceeds expectationsby J. Werner
Nov 19, 2012
SPRING, Texas -- The “Beat the Beast” golf tournament fundraiser for the benefit of Jason Montagne, was a major success. Organized by John Watkins with the assistance of the Woodlands Online sales team, the tournament put 108 golfers on the beautiful Willow Creek Golf Club’s course, Monday, November 19, with temperatures in the low 70s.
Halfway through the tournament the Lochinvar team of Stumpf, Tolar, Canion, and Empie, from the Lochinvar Golf Club, was in the lead, but the team of two Novaks, Johnson, & Wade, moved to the top of the leader board with a score of 55. The winning team had the distinction of having the only woman in the tournament; she aided the team immeasurably with two eagles, giving the team the competitive edge when the two teams resulted in a tie.
The event was truly a community outreach effort, organized in just one month, to help an extended member of the team ‘beat the beast’ in his battle with cancer. Those who couldn’t play golf attempted to hack their way down the course, and there were many other ways to contribute. The hackers were smart enough to maximize the number of allowable Mulligans, and raffle tickets were scarfed up to win a wide variety of prizes which included airline tickets, an iPad, gift cards, sports memorabilia, jewelry, professional services, and of course, golf foursomes for all the best courses in the community which included April Sound, Clubs at Kingwood, Falcon Point, Hearthstone Country Club, and Cannongate Golf Clubs. The results of the raffle ticket sales and the tournament far exceeded expectations.
It's impossible to repay the generosity of so many, but in an effort to show some measure of appreciation, in alphabetical order are all the benevolent businesses who contributed to the success of the fundraiser: Absolutely Outdoors, Appliance Rescue, Brooklyn Café, Brookstone, Chick-fil-A, Chili’s, Choice Tee, Christian Brothers Automotive, Clean Cut Lawn & Landscape, CNC Signs, de Grance Salon, Elements Therapeutic Massage, Fiat, Finishes by Neal, Fore Thought, Guri do Sul, Houston Aeros, Houston Astros, Houston Distributing, Houston Dynamo, Hubbell and Hudson, Invesco Mutual Funds, Kirby's Steakhouse, La Trattoria, Dr. Sabrina Lahiri, Legends Sports Complex, Lochinvar Golf Club, Northwest Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pluvia Spa, Rico’s, Scentsy/Lisa Olinger, Scentsy Consultant, Shannon Fine Jewelers, Soft Surroundings, Spa at the Waterway, Sprout Salons, Steamworks, Trader Joe’s, Wickander Works, Woodlands A/C & Heating, Woodlands Dermatology, Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center, and the YMCA.
The goody bags were provided by Miller Lite, and stuffed with various golf paraphernalia including golf balls from AIG, beverages from Belmont Enterprises, discount cards from Golfsmith, sunscreen from Joel C. Hyman, MD, score pads and pens from Northwest Oral Surgery, and snacks from Trader Joe’s.
A special thanks to the Willow Creek Golf Club for their hospitality; Stacy Adair for assisting in the coordinating efforts, and Chef Anthony Flory, II, for the food preparation. To all the above, Woodlands Online expresses their heartfelt thanks in helping make the golf tournament fundraiser a tremendous success.