19th annual golf tournament featuring guest host Andy Pettitte set for October

08.18.2014 | By Amanda Booren

19th annual golf tournament featuring guest host Andy Pettitte set for October

Tournament and reception slated for Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

 

PASADENA, Texas – A tradition now in its 19th year returns to the links at a new location on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The San Jacinto College Foundation Golf Tournament with Guest Host Andy Pettitte is moving to Golf Club of Houston, home of the Shell Houston Open.

“We are looking forward to hosting the San Jacinto College Foundation Golf Tournament at the Golf Club of Houston,” said Foundation Executive Director Ruth Keenan. “Each year, this tournament raises scholarship money for students who may not otherwise have the means to attend college. We are so grateful to Andy Pettitte and his family for their support of our efforts to make a college education possible for so many students.”

Proceeds from the golf tournament and reception go directly to the Promise for Their Future scholarship fund, which helps San Jacinto College students attend college and gain the skills they need to further their education or enter the workforce. To date, nearly $2 million dollars has been raised at the San Jacinto College Foundation Golf Tournament and Reception with Guest Host Andy Pettitte. In 2001, the Andy Pettitte Endowed Scholarship was created, and to date, that scholarship has helped 86 students receive $48,500 in scholarships.

It’s students like Roxanne Stein, one of this year’s Andy Pettitte scholarship recipients, who benefit the most from scholarships provided through the San Jacinto College Foundation. She says, “I appreciate the generosity your family has shown, not only to me, but to all San Jacinto College students your scholarship has supported over the years. I will be starting my second semester as a physical therapist assistant student. This degree is my passion and with it I plan to be a positive impact for everyone in my life.”

Lunch and registration begin at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The format is a Florida scramble consisting of four-person teams, regardless of handicap. Two flights will be determined after all scores are submitted, and the average score will be the break point for the division of the two flights.

“We’re excited to introduce a Dave Williams Golf Academy at this year’s tournament,” added Keenan. “This is the perfect opportunity for those who want to learn the game or improve their swing to do so under the guidance of a PGA professional.”

 An open reception begins at 6 p.m., and includes a live and silent auction, and dinner. There is no cost to attend the reception.

Andy Pettitte attended San Jacinto College in the early 1990s, where he won eight of 10 decisions. He made his major league debut on April 29, 1995, with the New York Yankees. He went on to earn seven American League pennants and one National League pennant en route to five World Series Championships. Pettitte holds the record for most wins in postseason history and has never posted a losing season during his 18-year major league career.

Sponsorships for the San Jacinto College Foundation golf tournament are available at the following levels:

  • MVP Sponsor - $25,000. Includes three foursomes (12 players), named contribution to the Promise for Their Future Scholarship Fund, one baseball autographed by San Jacinto College Major League Baseball legends, one framed souvenir golf tournament poster autographed by Andy Pettitte, two exclusive hole signs (member and tournament course placement), reserved table at tournament luncheon and reception, inclusion in event publicity and media, and two free mulligans for each player.
  • World Series Sponsor - $10,000. Includes two foursomes (eight players), named contribution to the Promise for Their Future Scholarship Fund, one tournament baseball cap autographed by Andy Pettitte, one framed souvenir golf tournament poster autographed by Andy Pettitte, two exclusive hole signs (member and tournament course placement), inclusion in event publicity and media.
  • Grand Slam Sponsor - $5,000. Includes two foursomes (eight players), named contribution to the Promise for Their Future Scholarship Fund, one souvenir golf tournament poster autographed by Andy Pettitte, two exclusive hole signs (member and tournament course placement), inclusion in event publicity and media.
  • Triple Play - $2,500. Includes one foursome (four players) and two hole signs (member and tournament course placement)
  • Double Play - $1,600. Includes one foursome (four players) and two sponsor signs
  • Single Play - $1,000. Includes one foursome (four players)
  • Tent Sponsor - $500
  • Exclusive Sign Sponsor - $500. Company name displayed exclusively at hole.
  • Golf Academy - $250. Learn to swing, chip, pitch, and putt from a PGA professional.
  • Individual Player - $250
  • Sign Sponsor - $150. Company name displayed at hole.

Major sponsors for this year’s event include:  Albemarle Corporation; Albemarle Foundation; Daniel J. Snooks, Attorney; Meador Staffing Services, Inc.; Rizzo & Associates; Frank Nadolney Realty; and McGriff, Seibels & Williams of Texas, Inc.

Additional sponsorships are available. For more information about the 19th Annual San Jacinto College Foundation Golf Tournament and Reception with Guest Host Andy Pettitte, or to sign up or become a sponsor, please visit www.sanjac.edu/foundation or call 281-998-6104.

 

About the San Jacinto College Foundation
The San Jacinto College Foundation, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to enhancing the level of student achievement and excellence at San Jacinto College. Our purpose is to receive gifts, bequests, and donations, and to raise private funds to benefit the people of East Harris County, Texas. Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. For more information about the Foundation, or to make a donation, please visit www.sanjac.edu/foundation, or call 281-998-6104.

 

About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 credit students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career and workforce preparation. Students benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region, and a support system that maps out a pathway for success. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

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