Golf Tournament to help children of the RGV
HARLINGEN – The organizer of the inaugural Ready Tee Golf Tournament has big plans for the future of the event, and it involves helping the children of the Rio Grande Valley.
Silvestre A. Treviño Jr., President of Ready Tee, was motivated to organize the tournament after learning about Miracle Kids of South Texas, an organization that helps plan activities for children with disabilities.
“ They’re a great organization. They’re really interested in helping children,” Treviño said.
As founder and creator of Ready Tee, an accessory designed to hold golf tees, Treviño is always looking for opportunities to contribute to the community.
“ I was born and raised here in the Valley. I want to help my community and give back,” he said.
The straight Florida scramble tournament, supported by the City of Harlingen, will take place Saturday, Sept. 22 with registration starting at 7 a.m. and an 8 a.m. tee time.
Golfers can also register ahead of the tournament at www.ready-tee.com .
The registration fee, $75 for individual golfers or $225 for a three-player team, includes green, golf cart, breakfast and lunch.
Cash prizes include $900 for first place, $600 for second place and $300 for third place.
In addition to Miracle Kids, part of the proceeds will benefit The First Tee LINK, a national organization that encourages children to learn about golf and helps make the sport accessible to them and their families.
“ This is helping the community – and there’s a lot of people that want to help,” Treviño said, explaining that he’s been impressed by the support of the tournament sponsors and local golfers.
“ This is my first year, but I guarantee you, next year will be better,” he said. “We want to involve the kids with contests like putting so they can be part of it.”