Tee It Up for Teacher Golf Tournament

9th Annual Tee It Up For Teachers Golf Tournament

Published Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Lace up your golf shoes and practice your putt, the 9th Annual “Tee It Up For Teachers” Golf Tournament is coming! Join the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce on Monday, June 13th at Crown Colony Country Club for the 9th Annual “Tee It Up for Teachers” Golf Tournament presented by Premier Kia.

Teams consist of four members with a $500 entry fee. The event is a full scramble format with team scoring and a shotgun start. Take part in contests such as the putting contest, closest to the pin and longest drive awards. A Hole-in-One at the 17th hole wins a 2016 Toyota Tundra from Loving Toyota Scion, and a Hole-in-One at 4th hole wins a $10,000 shopping spree from Walmart.  You won’t want to miss this fun opportunity!

Dedicated to improving access to education, “Tee It Up for Teachers” raises funds and provides training opportunities for Angelina County teachers from the county’s six independent school districts. The goal is work with the public schools in helping secure the additional needed resources for educating local children. By sponsoring the event, entering a team, or volunteering to help, the public education system of Angelina County benefits.

Demetress Harrell, Tee It Up for Teachers Chair, says “On behalf of the Tee It Up for Teachers Golf Tournament Committee, as Chair it is my sincere honor to support the unselfish devotion and incredible labor of our local Teachers…through the efforts of this fundraiser it is our commitment to enhance the quality of education by pledging to inspire, motivate and promote the service of each teacher within our County.   I believe and conceptualize that education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, enthusiastic parents and determined students…with the collaborative support of a caring community who seeks daily to recognize the wellbeing of humanity.  We hope this event will raise the awareness of the service of our teachers while providing resources to ensure the opportunities for educational training and tools for our remarkable Educators are available.  The “Tee it Up for Teacher’s Event” is a day of golf filled with fun festivities and great fellowship for the real leaders of the classroom!”

This year in a partnership with Lufkin Independent School District, funds raised from past Tee It Up for Teachers Tournaments are providing an opportunity for teachers from all six independent school districts to come together for a time of training. Liz Murray, nationally known author and public speaker, will be giving a presentation to local teachers about her journey “From Homeless to Harvard” on Friday, August 19 at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center.

Lunch is provided and refreshments are available on the course throughout the day. The registration deadline is Wednesday, June 1st at 5pm.

For more information about this event, please contact Melissa Wheeler at 936-634-6644 or mwheeler@lufkintexas.org or visit us on our website at www.lufkintexas.org.


Thank you to our Tee It Up for Teachers Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor, Premier Kia; Gold Sponsor, Whataburger; Golf Towel Sponsor, Schlotzky’s; Hole-In-One Sponsors, Loving Toyota Scion, Walmart; Media Sponsor, KTRE TV 9; Putting Green Sponsor, SERVPRO; Snack/Beverage Cart Sponsors, Farmer’s Insurance- Garrett Massie, Heritage Land Bank; Hole Sponsors, Allen Loggins & Sons, Carroway Funeral Home, Etech, Pepsi Bottling Group, The Advanced Financial Group.