Golfers play for a cause

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Vendors came to play from as far away as Florida and California. Most of them are not professionals, but they do it for a good cause.

Last year the tournament raised $100,000 for charities like the Boys and Girls Club and the Lufkin State School.  They're hoping to raise the same amount this year.

"I mean, you can't beat the day that we're having, you know.  How great a day we're having in East Texas with that weather. Plus, at the end of the day, the rewards and benefits that the funds are going to and all the support that they do, you can't beat that," Texas Retailers Association Vice President of Regulatory and Member Services Joe Williams said.

Teams were made up of four golfers and they can win prizes at the end of the day like a full set of golf clubs or a giftcard to the Crown Colony pro shop.