By Charlie Bier
The event, which takes place Monday at Canongate at The Woodlands, raises money for programs and operating expenses of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston. The clubs provide guidance-oriented, after-school programs for youth from ages 7 to 17.
The tournament, underwritten by Randalls, raised $247,316 in 2009, and nearly $4 million over its 20-year run.
“With the economy the way it is, we are finding more and more kids and families need our services, and to have a partner like Randalls that’s so strong, increasing their support when (securing) funding sources can be more difficult … is amazing,” said Angela Hodson, president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston.
Teams will play on both the Panther Trail course and The Oaks course located at The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center.
Among the LPGA Tour players scheduled to play the four-person scramble — a pro will anchor each team — are Stacy Lewis of The Woodlands and Kim Bauer of Houston. Other golfers include Angela Stanford, Hilary Lunke, Michelle McGann, Cindy Figg-Currier of Austin and Sarah Lynn Sargent.
“It’s great lineup of LPGA players that are coming in to support the event,” Hodson said.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston has 10 clubs in Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Waller counties.