Golf Tournament Benefited Two Charities

Nov 22, 2016

The 17th Annual TIAA Charity Golf Tournament raised more than $30,000 in donations and pledges for two worthwhile charities: The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and The Senior Source. TI and the Texans Credit Union were underwriters for the tournament, making it possible for 100 percent of the donations to go directly to the charities        

Some 100 golfers – including active TIers, retirees, and sponsors – joined the tournament as a kickoff to the TI United Way Campaign. In total, 25 teams participated in the tournament on October 24, a perfect day for golfing at the Woodbridge Golf Club in Wylie, TX.

During lunch, Ellen Barker, Vice President and Chief Information Officer for TI, addressed the golfers in the Opening Ceremony, thanking them for their contributions to the United Way. She also expressed her appreciation to the TIAA for their work in setting up the combined tournament again this year. Cortney Nicolato, President and CEO, The Senior Source, spoke to golfers during the Award Ceremony, thanking them and the TIAA for their support over many years. Words of thanks were also expressed to TI retiree, Courtney Miller, all the volunteers, and the staff of the Woodbridge Golf Club for their excellent support of the tournament. Courtney Miller, right, tournament co-chair, presented a ceremonial check for $18,710 to Cortney Nicolato of The Senior Source.

Legend Sponsors for the tournament were: Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas; Edward Jones & Co., Jerry Pierce, CFP; Chasewood Wealth Management, Mark Sitter & Steven J. Combest; The University of Texas at Dallas; and Willis, Towers, Watson (One Exchange). Other Corporate Sponsors included: Ebby Halliday, Realtors. and SVTronics (Champion Sponsors); and The Tradition (Master Sponsor).

There were two winning teams, one for TIAA members and another for active TI golfers. Winning 1st Place (Net) for TIAA members were David Nicolato, Dave Lafe, Rob Jones, and Josh Parker. The TIAA 2nd Place (Net) winning team was Courtney Miller, Jerry Corey, Art Krueger, and David Abbott. For the active TI golfers, 1st Place (Net) went to Kevin Tiede, Shawn Hughes, David Crump, and Tao Xu. The 2nd Place (Net) TI team was Bill Egr, Ken Cyr, Matt DiMarco, and Scott Eisenhart.

Other Team Winners, based Gross Score rules were: 1st Place (Gross) – TIAA Team: Steve Benton, Neil Stampe, Steve O’Neal, and John Wensinger.; 2nd Place (Gross) –TIAA Team: Jim Harrison, Tom Fowler, Scott Winslett, and Susan Clarke. For the active TI Golfers, 1st Place (Gross) went to John Zuffinetti and Mike Barnard; and 2nd Place (Gross) to James Tyler, Alan Haas, Tim Terry, and Robert Kendrick.

Individual winners were: Closest to Pin #2 (Women): Ellen Barker; Closest to Pin #2 (Men): Brandon Cass; Longest Drive #9 (Women): Laurie Ahrens; and Longest Drive #9 (Men): Alan Hass.  

The increase in this year’s results for the TIAA, were made possible by the generous donation of some 40 Individual Donors, including 32 Hole Sponsors, 5 Cart Sponsors, and other donors, as well as the contributions of the golfers.

Click here  to view photos of the tournament courtesy of TIer David Cauthron.