TYLER, TX – Nearly 500 golfers will converge on Hollytree, Cascades, Eagle's Bluff and Garden Valley golf clubs on Monday, April 26, as Brookshire's Benefit Golf Tournament gets under way.
It's Brookshire Grocery Co.'s 22nd annual tournament that helps children's charities such as Children's Miracle Network, Children's Advocacy Centers, CASA, Boys and Girls Clubs, Azleway, Boy Scouts of America and many others.
Since its inception the tournament has raised $2.4 million for nonprofits, and BGC officials expect the 2010 edition to top last year's donation of $280,000.
"Vendors and company leaders play in this tournament, and they always show tremendous support," said Sam Anderson, director of consumer and community relations for BGC. "We have representatives from across the country coming to east Texas to participate in the event."
Anderson added that all money raised goes to nonprofit children's services and programs, noting the 2010 theme "Fore The Kids."
The tournament is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. Approximately 120 golfers are signed up at each of the four golf clubs in the Tyler area.