LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Friday night at the St. Cyprians gymnasium, the Lufkin State Supported Living Center kicked off their 32nd Annual Sunshine Golf Tournament to benefit their residents with intellectual disabilities.
Sponsors and teams participating in the tournament gathered for great food while enjoying a silent auction, and small live auction to raise money for the living center.
This year, 30 teams have registered for the tournament in hopes to raise $100,000 dollars for the center.
Organizers say it's a good excuse to play for something bigger than themselves.
"It's a neat opportunity to do what you love on a Saturday, and know that you can go home you can say, 'I played golf and the money we raised will go a long way next year for the people served at the Lufkin State Supported Living Center.'," said Lynn Hopper, Director of Communications Relations at the Lufkin State Supported Living Center. "We make a difference in peoples lives, and that's what's really important."
The tournament tees off at 8:30 tomorrow morning at Crown Colony.