The South Texas Farm and Ranch Show’s annual golf tournament returns to help raise money for scholarships for Crossroads students.
The 19th annual tournament is set for 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Club at Colony Creek.
The golf tournament was first started as a way for visitors from out of town for the show to have some entertainment while they were at the show. It quickly evolved into the fundraiser event it is now, said Victor Eder, South Texas Farm and Ranch Show treasurer.
The show as a whole acts as a fundraiser for Crossroads student scholarships, but the tournament since it has been implemented has been a welcome addition and accounts for a third to a fourth of the scholarship money raised in a given year, Eder said.
The tournament is a great time for everyone involved, event chairman Gill Dollins said.
This year’s tournament will include a “hole in one” contest featuring a Silverado three-quarter ton pickup sponsored by Atzenhoffer Chevrolet once again, Dollins said. The contest will take place on the Par 3 Hole 5.
He encouraged everyone who can to take part in the experience for a good cause, he said.
“It’s a great feeling to be on the golf course that (day) ,” Dollins said. “Get ready for a good tournament.”
Tournament entry fees are $400 for a team, $100 for an individual. Hole sponsorship is $100.
Historically, the scholarships mostly go to students in counties surrounding Victoria and the show is hoping to get more involvement from them for the tournament, Eder said.
He also encourage anyone who has previously played in the tournament to come back that day.
“The more money we are able to raise, the more money we will be able to give out to students,” Eder said.
Kyle Cotton was born and raised in San Antonio and graduated from San Antonio College and the University of Texas at Arlington. Cotton has covered economic development, health care, finance, government, technology, oil and gas and higher education.
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