Fore! Looking Ahead for the Kids of East Austin

October 26, 2010 at 12:34 pm Leave a comment

On Thursday, October 14, the 6th Annual Southwest Key Fore the Kids Golf Classic hosted almost 90 golfers in a shotgun start tournament at Grey Rock Golf Club in South Austin. There was a spectacular display of sport as large corporations and small business owners gathered in support of the Southwest Key Programs mission of opening doors to opportunity so young people can achieve their dreams.  The event raised $40,000 to support the East Austin College Preparatory Academy, part of the East Austin Children’s Promise Initiative.

After a casual lunch and warm up for the players, the afternoon started with a parade of golf carts heading off to their starting positions. A spirited competition took place, both for pride and prize. The winner of the Longest Drive competition on hole 7 was Kevin Ortiz of East Seventh Street’s Nuevo Leon Mexican Restaurant, and Liberty Mutual’s Mykael Martinez took home the prize for landing his tee shot closest to the pin on hole 13. The Chevron team won the first place prize with a score of 56 on a par 72 course.  Arthur J. Gallagher Team 2 placed second with a combined score of 57 and the team from Oce North America took third place with a combined score of 58.

As the golf tournament ended, the dinner and live auction began.  To kick off the dinner, Jimmy Arispe, the East Austin College Prep Academy’s new superintendent, gave a speech thanking everyone for their support of the Golf Classic and Southwest Key and then handed the mic over to Victoria Gutierrez, the evening’s auctioneer. This year’s big sellers in the auction were a San Antonio road trip package, with 6 tickets to see the Spurs face off against the Houston Rockets, and the Grey Rock Experience Package which included a round of golf and lunch for four at Grey Rock Golf Club.

The Fore the Kids Golf Classic accomplished many great things this year, including fostering community relations and raising nearly $40,000 to support the East Austin Children’s Promise Initiative and the East Austin College Preparatory Academy.  A special thanks goes out to all who volunteered and participated in making this a successful event and to our wonderful sponsors. Check out all the photos of Fore to Kids 2010.

Signature Sponsors
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Valedictorian Sponsors
Austin Evergreen Realty
Insurance One

Salutatorian Sponsor
Satellite Tracking of People LLC

Honor Roll Sponsors
Capital One Bank
Humana  Insurance
Gillesby Marks Leasing
Juan Sanchez
The Law Offices of Yvonnilda Muniz
Bobby Castle Construction
Cornell, Smith, and Mierl, Attorneys at Law
Journeyman Construction Co.
Oce North America
Padgett Stratemann & Co. LLP
Philadelphia Insurance
Nuevo Leon Mexican Restaurant
Piper Jaffray & Co.

– Narissa Johnson
Ext. Comm Manager, Southwest Key

Entry filed under: Community Support, East Austin Children's Promise, EAustin College Prep Academy, Events, Partners.

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