2010 Houston Golf Press Release
HOUSTON, TEXAS, May 24, 2010. Today at the Sweetwater Country Club in Sugar Land, Texas, 208 golfers took a swing at ending global poverty in the annual Partnership Golf tournament. Approximately $300,000 was raised at the event.
The tournament began with a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. following registration, driving range and putting green open, putting contest and a pick-a-prize drawing. Participants enjoyed several on-course contests and challenges, including a golf ball drop, a hole-in-one contest to win a 2010 Mercedes, and the longest drive competition.
After a day out on the course, golfers enjoyed an evening program with an awards banquet and live auction. Jennifer Reyna, NBC traffic reporter highlighted the importance of volunteerism to Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. in her keynote address. “Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. places great value on its network of volunteers which span from its program areas in Africa and Asia to North America and Europe. So this isn't just something in Sugar Land; this isn't just something in Houston…your contributions are not only affecting those here but all the way around the world. Today's dinner banquet and tournament demonstrate the commitment and dedication of these volunteers to raise awareness and support programs that lend a helping hand to millions in developing countries.”
Special guests included David Anderson, Houston Texans wide receiver; Matt Schaub, Houston Texans, quarterback; Thomas Abraham, city of Sugar Land council member; Lauren Lanning, producer/reporter for KTBU Channel 55’s “Wild About Houston”; Paul Lynch, HM Consul General; and the Houston Dynamos Cheerleaders.