20th Annual Children’s Golf Classic


The Salvation Army held its 20th Annual Children’s Golf Classic, Tuesday, September 15th at Avery Ranch Golf Club. This annual golf tournament supports emergency shelters and services for women and children. The Salvation Army social service programs for women and children are designed to break the cycle of chronic homelessness by assisting homeless and low income individuals and families to overcome barriers to self-sufficiency.

Registration began at 11:00 where the golfers were greeted by our friendly staff. Dell volunteers then passed out swag bags to golfers. The day started off cloudy but ended with a rainbow in the sky.

The golf tournament began with a golf clinic hosted by Golf Pro, Joe Ogilvie. Chipping and Putting Contests where also held where Dell Volunteers assisted golfers. The Avery Ranch Golf Club then served a fajita taco lunch while everyone had the opportunity to socialize with the teams. We were honored to have teams from The San Antonio Salvation Army, The Adult Rehabilitation Center, Georgetown Police Department-Victim Services, Georgetown Police Chief, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Kelly Gray, KOKE FM, Celebration Church, McGinnis Lochridge and many more. The 26 participating teams gathered after the golf clinic for a call to carts.

During the day, our golf teams had the opportunity to win four different hole-in-one prizes. Although no one actually made a hole-in-one, the teams had a great time trying.

The teams reunited to enjoy a nacho bar dinner, scoring, and prizes drawings. Our guests won prizes ranging from a night at the Hyatt Hotel, dinner for two at Perry’s Steakhouse, gift basket from Sports Clips which included three free haircuts and hair products. Other prizes included free brunch to Moonshine, Alamo Drafthouse movie tickets, Austin Steam Train Association, Lone Star Riverboat cruises, tickets to The Long Center, Thinkery, Round Rock Express, gift cards to P. Terry’s, Austin Eats Tours, and Auto Zone; free massage from Myo Massage, gift baskets from Savory Spice Shop and Trader Joe’s, jewelry from Kendra Scott and many more.

The successful event concluded with closing words from Golf Chair, Bob Brooks and Lt. Col. Henry Gonzalez who thanked the golfers for their support and reminded them how their support makes a big difference for those in need in our community. We thank God for blessing this 20th Anniversary event with amazing teams, sponsors and volunteers.

Photo Gallery Including Team Photos

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