BASF and TOTAL team up for golf tournament

Over 400 people came out to support the 13th annual BASF and TOTAL Miracle Match

The 13th annual BASF and TOTAL Miracle Match for Life Golf Tournament benefiting the Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program, the Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program and LifeShare Blood Centers was a sold-out event with nearly 300 golfers coming out to support the cause.

“TOTAL is always trying to be more actively involved in the community, and this tournament is a great way to show our support for these three great charities that are so important to people in the community,” said Co-Chairman Nigel Tranter of TOTAL.

Since the production was such a success, the 72 4-man teams had to be split up into two tee offs, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Founded in 2001, Miracle Match for Life is a collaborative partnership of BASF and TOTAL. This philanthropic initiative has raised more than $1.2 million through its benefit golf tournament. Proceeds from the tournament have furthered regional participation in marrow and blood donations, and breast cancer screenings and prevention in Southeast Texas.

“These screenings are very important to the people who receive them, and can even be life saving,” said Co-Chairwoman Carol Hebert of BASF.

Heightened awareness of the provisions offered by the three participating organizations is shared with vulnerable populations to encourage utilization of these services in the African-American, Native American and Hispanic communities, where marrow and blood donations and cancer screenings are less prevalent. In 2014, the tournament raised approximately $115,000.

This year’s winning team was the Superior Energies with a score of 53. They won gift cards to Outback and Academy and rounds of golf at Bayou Din. Each player got a first-place plaque.