Earlier this month at the Shell Houston Open Celebration of Giving Luncheon, the Shell and Houston Golf Association made a big announcement!
According to the Houston Chronicle, their annual April golf tournament, the 2014 Shell Houston Open, raised a staggering $2,236,977 for charitable causes. This is the 40th year for the popular golf tournament, and its 20th consecutive year having posted over one million dollars for local organizations.
The announcement was made by Shell president Marvin Odum and Houston Golf Association president Steve Timms at the luncheon, which was held at the Rice Hotel this year. The Houston Golf Association has been hard at work promoting golf in the gulf coast since 1946 and contributing to local youth-development programs since 1974, the beginning of the Houston Open, raising more than $62 million.
Both Odum and Timms are committed to enriching the lives of young people in the region through their organizations and charity efforts. “Helping young people in our community is a key reason we take pride in our involvement with the Shell Houston Open,” stated Odum at the luncheon. Timms was in agreeance, stating, “Impacting the local community through youth development is what we work for each year.”
We’re thankful to have this fantastic tourism draw that brings many golf enthusiasts and celebrity golfers to our city, but we’re especially thankful for the money they raise each year to provide for the youth, the future of our city.
The next year, the 2015 Shell Houston Open will be held on March 30-April 5, 2015, and we are definitely counting down!