Golf tourney boosts church building fund
It was a perfectly clear sunny day for golf on Saturday, March 27 when R ising Star Baptist Church held its first annual Golf Classic, termed a “great success.” Proceeds from the event went to the church building fund, according to JoAnn Bradford, church spokesperson.
The golf tournament kicked off at 1 p.m. at Blackhawk Golf Club in Pflugerville. Players were greeted by the RSBC registration team, where they signed in and received goodie bags filled with coupons, snacks and a koozie.
Players could also purchase mulligans to increase money for the building fund. Lunch was provided for all players and awards and trophies were presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd-place teams, tie, last-place team and for the longest drive.
Winners were announced as follows:
• First-place team: Gordon Cole, Bill Ford, Leo Heil and Jimmy Kollman.
• Second place team: Roberto Esparza, Craig Longridge, David Pena and Shawn Quiroz.
• Third-place team (tie), trophy awarded to Aloma Clayton, Bill Clayton, Patsy Jones and Allan Jones. The tie team players Robert Barber, Tomme Friar, Reagan Moore and Russell Moore received free golf for four at Blackhawk.
• Longest drive winner, Tomme Friar.
• Last-place team: Rodney Lee, Reginald Carter, Willy Culberson and Ronald Jones received free golf for four at Blackhawk.
Rising Star Youth department sold homemade cookies for their upcoming youth projects and scholarship funds.
A successful raff le was held at the close of the tournament and raised additional funds for the building project. The raffle included donated gifts from area businesses and individuals.
Shawn Quiroz won a Stanley gift bag. Other prizes were a $50 Wal-Mart gift certificate, 2 canvas grocery bags, 2 caps with Leathermans, entrée for 2 at Hooters, homemade cream cheese pound cake, and 2 tickets to a local play.
“We would like to thank the sponsors, donations, supporters and everyone that participated from the Austin, Rockdale and surrounding areas,” Bradford said, “and we would express special thanks to all the volunteers.”