The third annual AEF (Aldine Education Foundation) Golf Tournament raised more than $55,000, shattering the previous high of $42,000 raised by the tournament in 2015.
The tournament was held at Oakhurst Golf Club and attracted 115 golfers and 29 teams.
Former Aldine ISD Superintendent M.B. “Sonny” Donaldson served as the tournament’s honorary chairman.
“It was a beautiful day for golf, but beyond the great weather and fun, these players and our sponsors helped raise more than $55,000 for Aldine ISD student scholarships and teacher grants,” said AEF Director Michele McGovern. “Our committee and volunteers ensured everyone had an amazing experience and the positive impact of this event will live long beyond this one day.”
The tournament was sponsored by a number of area businesses.
Platinum Sponsors were: Barcelona Sports, Caldwell Companies, Molina Walker Almaguer Architects, Morris Architects, and Stanton Engineering Group.
Gold sponsors were: Hilltop Securities Inc., Skanska USA//Tandus-Centiva, and The Thomas Group.
Silver sponsors were: Andrews Kurth LLP, George K. Baum & Company, Bracewell LLP, East Aldine District, HTS Consultants, Martinez Architects, Piper Jaffray & Co., Solid IT Networks, and Wells Fargo Securities.
Team sponsors were: Astros Foundation, Robert W. Baird, Buckeye Cleaning Center-Houston, Charter Title, Edgenuity, Estrada Hinojosa, Aldine ISD Assistant Superintendent Abel Garza, US Representative Gene Green, InvesTex Credit Union, Kirksey Architects, Loop Capital, Mohawk Group, Precept Wealth Management, Schmitz Partners Engineers, and Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Houston.
Hole Sponsors were: Robert W. Baird, Barcelona Sports, Caldwell Companies, Edgenuity, Fracht USA, US Representative Gene Green, Hilltop Securities Inc., JPMorgan, former AISD Superintendent Nadine Kujawa, Lone Star College-North Harris, Molina Walker Almaguer Architects, Morris Architects, Skanska USA//Tandus-Centiva, Smith & Company Architects, Stanton Engineering Group, The Thomas Group, Thompson & Horton, Triumph Learning, and Whitley Penn.
School Sponsors were: Aldine High School, Bethune Academy, Black Elementary, Bussey Elementary, Calvert Elementary, Carroll Academy, Carter Academy, Conley Elementary, Cypresswood Elementary, Davis High School, deSantiago EC/PK, Dunn Elementary, Eckert Intermediate, Eisenhower Ninth Grade, Escamilla Intermediate, Francis Elementary, Garcia-Leza EC/PK, Grantham Middle School, Gray Elementary, Greenspoint Elementary, Hambrick Middle School, Hinojosa EC/PK, Johnson Elementary, Keeble EC/PK, Kujawa Elementary, Lewis Middle School, MacArthur High School, MacArthur Ninth Grade, Marcella Intermediate, Mendel Elementary, Nimitz Ninth Grade, Oleson Elementary, Orange Grove Elementary, Raymond Academy, Sammons Elementary, Shotwell Middle School, Stehlik Intermediate, Stephens Elementary, Stovall Middle School, Thompson Elementary, Wilson Intermediate, and Worsham Elementary School.
Jostens sponsored breakfast and Solid IT Networks sponsored lunch.
The team of Tony Carrizales, Roberto Medina, Fritz Greer and Armando Villanueva took first-place honors at the tournament.
The team of M.B. “Sonny” Donaldson, Alex Jordan, Terrell Palmer and Trent Peddy finished in second place.
The team of Joe LaBauve, Brian Jenkins, Roy Sprague and Stuart Snow finished in third place.
The closest to the pin contest was won by Julie Nash in the female division and Daniel Lastrape in the male division.
The longest drive was won by Cathy Roach in the female division and Chris Koeper in the male division.
Sidney Brewer served as chairman of the golf tournament committee.
The money raised from the event will go to fund AEF scholarships for Aldine ISD seniors and to provide classroom grants for Aldine ISD teachers.
The team of Tony Carrizales, Roberto Medina, Fritz Greer and Armando Villanueva took top team honors at the third annual AEF (Aldine Education Foundation) Golf Tournament. Pictured with the team is tournament chairman Sidney Brewer.
The team of Alex Jordan, M.B. “Sonny” Donaldson, Terrell Palmer and Trent Peddy finished in second place at the AEF Golf Tournament. Pictured with the team is tournament chairman Sidney Brewer.
The team of Joe LaBauve, Brian Jenkins, Roy Sprague and Stuart Snow finished in third place at the AEF Golf Tournament. Two of the team members are pictured with tournament chairman Sidney Brewer.