Motiva tourney raises more than $137,000

Motiva tourney raises more than $137,000

Motiva’s 26th annual Golden Golf tournament raised more than $137,000 recently to benefit Junior Achievement of the Golden Triangle.

JA Director Patricia Woolridge reports that thousands of children throughout the Golden Triangle benefit each year from the programs that are made possible through funds raised at this tournament.

“Students develop the skills they need to become tomorrow’s workforce, thanks to Motiva, their employees and the numerous financial supporters, golfers and volunteers involved in the success of this tournament,” she said.

More than 65 teams from Southeast Texas business and industry participated in the tournament again this year. Since its inception, the Motiva tournament has raised nearly $1.9 million.

The Echo Group, Texas Fire & Hole Watch, TISS and Ohmstede co-sponsored the tournament as Double-Eagle sponsors, though there were many other strong financial partners that contributed to the success.

The Richard Industrial Group Team 2 won the morning flight, and Domino’s won the afternoon flight. Richard Industrial team members were Jim Gilliam, Ryan Miller, David Jones and Mike Bennett. The Domino’s team was made up of Randy Brown, Aaron Landry, Mark Magnuson and Zach Leggett.

The Closest to the Pin on Hole 2 was Kris Griffin and the Closest to the Pin on Hole 11 was Brandon Fox. The winner of the Longest Drive was Jessie Mudd. The AM Pink Ball winner was Richard Industrial No. 2 and the PM Pink Ball winner was Burrow Global.

Motiva Communications Manager Verna Rutherford praised the tireless efforts of the numerous volunteers, board members and tournament supporters.

“We had picture-perfect weather that day at Brentwood Country Club, and the enthusiasm of all involved resulted in this year’s tournament being the most successful ever,” she said.

Rutherford adds that it took every single participant — whatever role they played — to achieve this result that impacts so many students throughout Southeast Texas.