By Lynn Shigekawa
The Women’s Center of Brazoria County Benefit Golf Tournament will be held Tuesday, April 18 at Pearland Golf Club, 3123 Flower Field lane in Pearland. Golfers and sponsors are needed. The 4 person scramble has a 9 am shotgun start. Money raised will go to the Women’s Center to help victims of domestic violence in Brazoria County.
Golf tournaments are common but this one is special because it supports women and children who are victims of domestic violence. According to the Texas Council on Family Violence “One in three Texans will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes. In a single day, 1,539 requests for services were unmet because of lack of resources. “
Creator and coordinator of the event, Joanie Stine is a member of the Pearland Golf Club WGA which has committed support in the past for the Women’s Center of Brazoria County. They give Christmas gifts for the children and women each year along with a “collection” each play day for a number of years.
According to Stine, “In the past, we have had tournaments for Rally for the Cure but I felt my heartstrings go out to these innocent women and children and decided to create the first annual Women’s Center of Brazoria County Golf Benefit. Thus began my adventure with the constant help of all the ladies of the WGA. It does take a “village” to make this happen.”
Stine added, “ There are team slots open. We have decided on a deadline of April 15 to insure proper presentation for the players and we also have hole sponsors at 4 levels; $200 Gold Tee, $100 Blue Tee, $50 White Tee and $25 Red Tee. Along with that we are organizing a raffle with great items to be drawn after play the day of the tourney. We will have the BBQ lunch after play which should start around 1 pm. We have a few door prizes and no real major sponsor but several $200 Gold Tee commitments. Any support will be much appreciated.”
Public: $50 Per Person, Checks Payable To: PGCWGA (Pearland Golf Club Women’s Golf Association) • Club Members: $20, Checks Payable to PGCWG • Mulligans: $10 Per Team • Raffle Tickets: $1/Each or 6 for $5. Breakfast is included in the fee. Open to all players men or women and a special lunch will be available at a special fee.
Ways to participate: sign up to play a 4-Person Scramble, sponsor a team, sponsor a tee box, donate items for a raffle, speak to someone you do business with to help support the center by supporting a team, sponsoring a hole, and/or donation items or gift certificates for the raffle.
Call: Joanie Stine at 713-557-5088 or [email protected] for sponsorship forms or to drop-off donated items. For more information call 713-773-9603 or visit pearlandgolfclub.com/.