Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

May 6, 2013

Golf tourney nets $23,000 for local CASA group


Mineral Wells Index

— By CHRIS AGEE



The second annual “Fore the Kids” golf tournament, benefitting CASA of Palo Pinto and Parker Counties, recently raised more than $23,000 for the organization.

According to a press release, 26 golf teams took part in the tournament at Canyon West and CASA Executive Director Barb Tucker expressed her pleasure with the result.

“We had a fantastic tournament this year, thanks to many people,” she said. “We are so thankful for the increased number of teams that played this year and the increased amount of money raised for our local CASA organization.”

Gold- and silver-level sponsors included Jerry’s GM, Vista Sand, FTS International Services and First Financial Bank. Fire Oak Grill sponsored the event’s dinner while Chicken Express sponsored the lunch.

Many additional individuals and businesses sponsored individual holes in the tournament.

“We are so appreciative for our big sponsors,” Tucker added. “Their generous contributions are significant in our overall success.”

Tucker also acknowledged the hard work of volunteers in organizing the event.

“Our Friends of CASA volunteer group did an outstanding job,” she said. “We certainly thank all the Friends members who worked behind the scenes to make this a terrific event, as well as our board members, volunteer advocates, and staff who helped make this tournament a success.”

CASA of Palo Pinto and Parker Counties currently has 79 trained volunteers advocating for 268 children removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. Tucker said the money raised at the tournament “will benefit our local CASA program and the children we serve.”

For more information about the organization or how to become a volunteer, call (940) 325-1096 or email casa@casaofparkercounty.com.