Annual golf tournament still accepting registrations
09.19.2014 | By Amanda Booren
PASADENA, Texas – There’s still time to register a team for the San Jacinto College Foundation’s 19th Annual Golf Tournament and Reception with Guest Host Andy Pettitte. The event is set for Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at the Golf Club of Houston, home of the Shell Houston Open.
“We still have spots open in the tournament for individuals or teams looking to play a great round of golf on a championship course, all in support of providing students with the opportunity to attend college,” said Foundation Executive Director Ruth Keenan. “We also have sponsorship opportunities available, and are gearing up for a great live and silent auction at the evening reception.”
Proceeds from the golf tournament and reception go directly to the Promise for Their Future scholarship fund, which helps San Jacinto College students attend college and gain the skills they need to further their education or enter the workforce. To date, more than $2.3 million dollars has been raised at the San Jacinto College Foundation Golf Tournament and Reception with Guest Host Andy Pettitte. In 2001, the Andy Pettitte Endowed Scholarship was created, and to date, that scholarship has helped 135 students receive $48,500 in scholarships.
Lunch and registration begin at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Chita Johnson, meteorologist at KHOU 11, will emcee the luncheon. The tournament format is a Florida scramble consisting of four-person teams, regardless of handicap. Two flights will be determined after all scores are submitted, and the average score will be the break point for the division of the two flights.
In addition, there will be a Dave Williams Golf Academy at this year’s tournament for those who want to learn the game or improve their swing under the guidance of a PGA professional.
The open reception begins at 6 p.m., and includes a live and silent auction, dinner, and networking. There is no cost to attend the reception, which will be emceed by Christine Dobbyn, reporter with KTRK ABC 13.
Andy Pettitte attended San Jacinto College in the early 1990s, where he won eight of 10 decisions. He made his major league debut on April 29, 1995, with the New York Yankees. He went on to earn seven American League pennants and one National League pennant en route to five World Series Championships. Pettitte holds the record for most wins in postseason history and has never posted a losing season during his 18-year major league career.
Sponsorships for the San Jacinto College Foundation golf tournament are available at the following levels:
- MVP Sponsor - $25,000. Includes three foursomes (12 players), named contribution to the Promise for Their Future Scholarship Fund, one baseball autographed by San Jacinto College Major League Baseball legends, one framed souvenir golf tournament poster autographed by Andy Pettitte, two exclusive hole signs (member and tournament course placement), reserved table at tournament luncheon and reception, inclusion in event publicity and media, and two free mulligans for each player.
- World Series Sponsor - $10,000. Includes two foursomes (eight players), named contribution to the Promise for Their Future Scholarship Fund, one tournament baseball cap autographed by Andy Pettitte, one framed souvenir golf tournament poster autographed by Andy Pettitte, two exclusive hole signs (member and tournament course placement), inclusion in event publicity and media.
- Grand Slam Sponsor - $5,000. Includes two foursomes (eight players), named contribution to the Promise for Their Future Scholarship Fund, one souvenir golf tournament poster autographed by Andy Pettitte, two exclusive hole signs (member and tournament course placement), inclusion in event publicity and media.
- Triple Play - $2,500. Includes one foursome (four players) and two exclusive sponsor signs (member and tournament course placement)
- Double Play - $1,600. Includes one foursome (four players) and two sponsor signs
- Single Play - $1,000. Includes one foursome (four players)
- Tent Sponsor - $500
- Exclusive Sign Sponsor - $500. Company name displayed exclusively at hole.
- Golf Academy - $250. Learn to swing, chip, pitch, and putt from a PGA professional.
- Individual Player - $250
- Sign Sponsor - $150. Company name displayed on golf course.
Major sponsors for this year’s event include: Albemarle Corporation; Albemarle Foundation; Coca-Cola; Generation Park; McGriff, Seibels & Williams of Texas, Inc.; Texas Citizens Bank; Mr. Steve Cowart; Mr. Daniel J. Snooks; Higman Marine Services; Meador Staffing Services; Nadolney Realty; Furniture Marketing Group; Haworth; Physicians ER; Rizzo & Associates; Construction Masters; Joy Niday, Flower Shop, Inc.; and Mrs. Jackie Welch.
Additional sponsorships are available. For more information about the 19th Annual San Jacinto College Foundation Golf Tournament and Reception with Guest Host Andy Pettitte, or to sign up or become a sponsor, please visit sanjac.edu/foundation or call 281-998-6104.
About the San Jacinto College Foundation
The San Jacinto College Foundation, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to enhancing the level of student achievement and excellence at San Jacinto College. Our purpose is to receive gifts, bequests, and donations, and to raise private funds to benefit the people of East Harris County, Texas. Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. For more information about the Foundation, or to make a donation, please visit sanjac.edu/foundation, or call 281-998-6104.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.