Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts successful golf tourney
Jack County Big Brothers Big Sisters hosted its fundraiser golf tournament Saturday, May 14.
Executive Director Christine Castle said it was a great event which raised well over the $10,000 budgeted.
Fourteen teams competed in the tournament with the team of Kane Elenburg, Kagen Elenburg, Jesse Speirs and Carl Smith placing first.
The second place team consisted of Jack Pardue, Jose Valles, Tim Cavazos and Phillip Avila.
Players came from as far away as the Metroplex to participate.
“This is my 3rd year coming to the event and each year it continues to get better,” Bob Galbraith, of Irving. “It was well worth hitting the road at 6 a.m. on a Saturday. It’s all for a great cause. Thank you BBBS.”
Kane Elenburg had the longest drive at hole 1. Casey Pierce had the longest putt at hole 8. David Spiller got closest to the pin at hole 3.
The silent auction raised more than $1,000.
The BBBS board and staff were all present and helped throughout the day and provided breakfast and lunch.
“Although times have been difficult in Jack County due to the economy, the community pulled together, again, and came out and supported BBBS,” said Castle. “This event allows us to continue to keep serving the nearly 50 matches currently active in Jack County. Thank you all for believing in our program.”
BBBS Board President Mitchell Sherrod said he appreciates all who contributed to the event.