Weatherford Democrat

May 8, 2013

CASA ‘Fore-the-Kids’ tourney raises more than $23K

Weatherford Democrat

— Twenty-six teams of golfers played Canyon West on April 25 to benefit CASA of Palo Pinto and Parker Counties. This year’s “Fore-the-Kids” Golf Tournament raised over $23,000 that will benefit the abused and neglected children served by the two-county CASA organization.

The team from First Financial Bank-Mineral Wells earned first place. The team consisted of Albert Rincon, Heidi Rincon, Scott Petty and Ricky Hardin.

Earning the second place team trophy was the team from Doyle Moss Insurance-Doyle Moss, Linda Moss, Doyle Lee and Traci McGaha.

The third place team, from PMI Pump Parts, consisted of Ross Walters, Justin Donaldson, Jeff Humphrey and Jeff Edwards.

“We had a fantastic tournament this year, thanks to many people. We are so thankful for the increased number of teams that played this year and the increased amount of money raised for our local CASA organization,” said Barbara Tucker, executive director for CASA of Palo Pinto and Parker Counties. “Canyon West is a great golf course that the players enjoy, and Canyon West’s accommodations for all involved in the tournament that day were terrific. Plus we had excellent food and wonderful raffle prizes. And, importantly, over $23,000 was raised which will benefit our local CASA program and the children we serve.”

CASA is the acronym for Court-Appointed Special Advocates. Trained CASA volunteers advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the court system. The volunteers are the “eyes and ears” for the judge in the child’s case.

CASA of Palo Pinto and Parker Counties currently has 79 trained volunteers advocating for 268 children who have been removed from their home due to abuse or neglect.

Fore-the-Kids Golf Tournament was greatly supported, organizers said.

“We are so appreciative for our big sponsors. Their generous contributions are significant in our overall success,” Tucker added. The tournament’s Gold sponsors were Jerry’s GM and Vista Sand; and Silver sponsors were FTS International Services and First Financial Bank.

Fire Oak Grill sponsored the dinner and Chicken Express-Weatherford sponsored the lunch at the event.

Hole sponsors for the tournament were Century21, Properties Unlimited; TNT Industries Inc.; Schrick’s Liquors; Center of Hope; Benefits Mart; Texas Drinking Water Systems of Weatherford; Lisa Crow, PC; Tackett SuperSave; Principle Energy Services; Fuzzy’s Taco Shop-Weatherford; Fuzzy’s Taco Shop-Fort Worth Corp.; Kelly Hart & Hallman, LLP; Green Apple Therapy; Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel; Saunders & Saunders Cattle Co.; State Farm Insurance; Pediatric Rehab; Bryant Grain Co.; PECO Facet (US) Inc.; Texas Pythian Home Inc.; Roy Grogan; Providence Title; George, Morgan & Sneed, P.C.; Autostar Solutions; Price Surveying; Still Waters Retreat Texas; All About Rehab, LLC; Texas Bank-Weatherford; Enterprise Fleet Management; State Rep. Phil King; First State Bank-Mineral Wells; Progressive Waste Solutions-Mineral Wells; Peacock’s Feed & Supply; Dillard Feed & Seed; Kwik Kar Lube & Tune-Mineral Wells; Mr. C’s Food Stores-Mineral Wells; MXROS-Mineral Wells; Palo Pinto General Hospital; Performance Details-Mineral Wells; Titan Bank-Mineral Wells; Watkins Metal Fabrication-Mineral Wells; All Star Clips-Mineral Wells; APPLUS RTD USA-West; Genco Energy Services Inc.; Weatherford OB/GYN Assn.; Ventamatic LTD-Mineral Wells; Bargains for Better Homes; Whit Coffield, CPA; and Edward Jones Investments.

“We want to thank each of our event sponsors and express our appreciation for their contributions,” said Tucker.

Tucker also thanked the Friends of CASA volunteer group, which organized the event again this year.

“Our Friends of CASA group did an outstanding job,” she said. “We certainly thank all the Friends members who worked behind the scenes to make this a terrific event, as well as our board members, volunteer advocates, and staff who helped make this tournament a success,” Tucker added.

For more information about CASA of Palo Pinto and Parker Counties, including how to become a volunteer advocate for children or serve on the Friends of CASA group, call 817-599-6224 or 940-325-1096; or email