November 8, 2011
BEAUMONT—Buckner Children and Family Services was presented with a check today representing proceeds from the 2011 Chevron Phillips Charity Golf Tournament held at Bayou Din on September 30. This year’s event raised a record-breaking $165,139.
The funds raised will benefit the children and programs of Buckner Children and Family Services in Southeast Texas.
Margie Conway, the Port Arthur Plant Manager of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, announced that the steering committee was in awe of the results.
“We are glad to see so many supporters of the event,” she said. “We had 36 new sponsors this year and many others that continue to support this worthy organization.”
Conway announced that Chevron Phillips Chemical would sponsor the tournament for Buckner again next year.
“We’ve been involved with Buckner for thirteen years. We believe in these kids and respect what Buckner does for them. The services that Buckner provides are so important to our community and we appreciate the support of the sponsors and volunteers that help make it possible,” she said.
The golf tournament was a two-day event with more than 800 participants and volunteers. More than $5,000 in prizes was awarded, and event partners donated more than 200 items for the live and silent auctions.
Since 1999, the tournament has raised more than $1.5 million for Buckner Children and Family Services in Southeast Texas.
“We appreciate Chevron Phillips Chemical and all of businesses and individuals who’ve made this event possible,” said Laura May, administrator for Buckner Children and Family Services in Beaumont. “We couldn’t touch so many lives without the help of our community.”
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