Foundation golf tournament to benefit student scholarships
Online silent auction bidding now open
Amanda L. Booren -- October 29, 2012
PASADENA, Texas – The 17th annual San Jacinto College Foundation Golf Tournament and Reception, with guest host Andy Pettitte, is quickly approaching. Sponsorships and playing spots for individuals and teams are still available, and online bidding for more than 50 silent auction items is now open. The tournament returns to the links on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at the Battleground Golf Course in Deer Park.
Proceeds from this year’s tournament, reception, and auction will go directly to the Wayne and Marja Slovacek Endowment, part of the Promise for Their Future scholarship fund that helps San Jacinto College students attend college and gain the skills they need to further their education and enter the workforce. To date, the golf tournament and reception have raised more than $1.6 million for student scholarships and programs to support teaching and learning.
Jenny Huang is one of many students who benefit from scholarships provided by the San Jacinto College Foundation. Before Huang’s mother passed away, the two volunteered together at numerous medical facilities and on a handful of missionary trips. This led Huang to want to pursue a career in health care, and after completing her prerequisites at San Jacinto College, she plans to transfer to the University of Texas Medical Branch to pursue a career as a physician assistant.
“My dream is to follow in my mother’s footsteps,” said Huang in a thank you note to the Pettitte’s. “I am extremely honored to be this semester’s recipient of the award. I thank you for your generosity and support in pursuit of my dream.”
There is still time to support students like Jenny Huang by registering a team or signing on as a tournament sponsor. The morning round tees off Nov. 7 at 7:15 a.m., and the afternoon round hits the links at 12:45 p.m. Both rounds of golf include lunch. The reception begins Wednesday evening at 6 p.m., and includes a light dinner provided by Outback Steakhouse Houston – Gulf Pointe. There is no cost to attend the reception.
To date, major sponsors include: Coca-Cola, and Pam and Joe Slovacek (World Series - $10,000); Lubrizol, SpawGlass, and FMG & Haworth (Grand Slam - $5,000); Constellation New Energy, Inc., and Higman Barge Lines (Home Run - $3,000); Air Products, and The Kroger Company (Triple Play - $2,100); and AT&T, Morris Architects, Gensler, JE Dunn Construction Co., McGriff, Siebels & Williams of Texas, Inc., Rizzo & Associates, Tellepsen, and Woodforest National Bank / United Community Credit Union (Double Play - $1,600).
Online bidding for the silent auction is now open, and will run through 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Visit the San Jacinto College Foundation website to register and bid on more than 50 items ranging from spa and sports packages, to airplane rides and framed epic art.
To register a team or sign on as a sponsor, visit the San Jacinto College Foundation website 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.sanjacfoundation.org, 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. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.
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