The annual Chevron Phillips Charity Golf Tournament raised $225,248 for Buckner Children and Family Services in Southeast Texas. The check was presented to Buckner on Oct. 25 and will benefit vulnerable children and fragile families served locally.
"We are thankful for the continued support of our Chevron Phillips family and to all who participated in the golf tournament," said Laura May, director of administration and operations for Buckner Children and Family Services in Southeast Texas. "Chevron Phillips has invested in our work to support local children and families for more than two decades.
Continuing to impact the community despite changes
"Even though Buckner is moving forward with our plans to sell the old campus on Manion Drive and relocate to new local offices, we are still committed to strengthening families in the Beaumont area. And we need strong community collaborators like Chevron Phillips to continue to serve alongside us," May continued.
This year celebrated 24 yeras of the tournament. The event was held at Bayou Din in Beaumont on Sept. 30 and included 280 golfers, 101 sponsors, 176 volunteers and 26 Pit Stops.
"We are proud to partner with Buckner to support the children and families of our community," said Craig Lemons, Chevron Phillips Orange Plant Manager. "We appreciate the tremendous support from Southeast Texas."
Working together impacts children of all ages
Gary Parsley, Chevron Phillips Port Arthur plant manager added, "We are excited to continue our collaboration with Buckner and our community in sponsoring this event. Employees from our Orange and Port Arthur plants work hard to make this one of the premier golf events in our area."
To date, the Chevron Phillips Charity Golf Tournament has raised more than $3.8 million to help Buckner meet the needs of vulnerable children through programs like foster care and adoption, Buckner Family and Youth Success (FAYS), Healthy Outcomes through Prevention and Early Support (HOPES), Fatherhood EFFECT and Transitioning to Responsible Adult Independent Living (TRAIL) and the Buckner FYi Center, assisting youth who age out of foster care.
The event's prestigious traveling trophy for Pit Stop of the Year was awarded to Paul Spence, Randy White and Wes Moody with STI group.