Tee-ing Off for Charity

LUFKIN, TX. (News Release) - Brookshire Brothers will be hosting 300 vendors and friends for their Fall Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament on Monday, the 19th.  They will be playing for a great cause in support of our non-profit organizations in Angelina County.

For the past 12 years, Lufkin-based Brookshire Brothers has invited its vendors and buyers to town to play golf in its Charity Golf Tournament. Reps from companies like Fresh Express, Kraft, General Mills, Faust Distributing and every other 'brand' found on a grocery store shelf hit the links twice a year.

The teams 'pay for the privilege' of playing at Crown Colony Country Club knowing their entry fees also fund a wide array of charitable organizations in the markets Brookshire Brothers' serve. Brookshire Brothers Charitable Foundation has given well over a million dollars to various organizations over the years, continuing their legacy of giving back to our communities.

Tournament Co-Chair Billy Miller says, "Our vendors love this tournament. Not only do they get to play one of the top courses in the state, they get to network with colleagues in the grocery business, and raise money for deserving organizations like the Ellen Trout Zoo and the State Supported Living Center."  Miller adds, "The golfers also look forward to the fabulous door prizes they will have the opportunity to win, like travel vouchers and sets of golf clubs."

Sixty-eight teams are signed up to play at $2000 to $3500 a team entry. The entry fee covers two meals, a round of golf, the chance to win dozens of prizes and the knowledge that the golfers' involvement benefits the people who use the services provided by the non-profits the Brookshire Brothers Charitable Foundation funds.

Brookshire Brothers' Event Organizer Angie Hall says, "This is one of the premier events offered in our line of business where you can combine work with fun.  This year we are hosting a Vendor Appreciation Dinner on Sunday night to thank our vendors for all that they do to support our community. The bottom line is the people of Angelina County gain the most – from the charities to the hotels, gas stations and restaurants that host the golfers who come to town to play these tournaments twice a year."

Shotgun start is 8AM on Monday, September 19th and 2PM that afternoon at Crown Colony Country Club.