On Friday, April 1st, 2016 STI Group will hold our Annual Richard Purkey Memorial Golf Tournament. This charitable event is to be hosted at the Bayou Din Golf Club with proceeds from the tournament going to the Southeast Texas Food Bank. STI Group is proud to support the Southeast Texas Food Bank and the crucial role they play in fighting hunger throughout Southeast Texas.

THANK YOU!!! Registration is FULL!!

Registration for the tournament will begin at 7:00am. Following this there will be an 8:00am shotgun commencement for the tournament. The format of the golf tournament will be a four person team scramble. In addition to the fun and sportsmanship the tournament offers, players will also have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of delicious food during the event. The starting signup cost for a four-player team is $500.

Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2016 Richard Purkey Memorial Golf Tournament

The 2016 Richard Purkey Memorial Golf Tournament will feature four different sponsorship tiers. Sponsors will receive a plaque and banner recognizing their support. Remember, all proceeds from sponsorship will benefit the Southeast Texas Food Bank and will enable them to feed more hungry Texans. The sponsorship levels are as follows:

  • Platinum Level – Cost is $5,000 and will cover team costs, a plaque, and team member names on a tournament banner. It is estimated that the $5,000 donation will allow the food bank to provide about 20,000 meals.
  • Gold Level – Cost is $2,000 and will cover team costs, a plaque, and team member names on a tournament banner. It is estimated that the $2,000 donation will allow the food bank to provide about 10,000 meals.
  • Silver Level – Cost is $1,000 and will cover team costs, a plaque, and team member names on a tournament banner. It is estimated that the $1,000 donation will allow the food bank to provide about 4,000 meals.
  • Bronze Level – Cost is $500 and will cover team costs, a plaque, and team member names on a tournament banner. It is estimated that the $500 donation will allow the food bank to provide about 2,000 meals.

There is also a $200 hole sponsorship available.

Helping Feed The Hungry

While it may seem difficult for some to believe, hunger and general food insecurity are a huge problem throughout the US and in the Southeast Texas area. It is estimated that around 25% of children in the area are living below the poverty line and are thus at an increased risk of going hungry. It’s not only children who suffer, however. The oldest members of our community are also at risk. It is estimated that about 15% of senior citizens in the Southeast Texas area are also living below the poverty line and are likewise at risk of going hungry.

Please join STI Group in fighting this serious problem. Download our sponsorship form or call Catherine Walker with the STI Group at (409) 994-3570 for additional information or with questions.

About The Southeast Texas Food Bank

The Southeast Texas Food Bank is dedicated to fighting hunger throughout Southeast Texas in the counties of Orange, Hardin, Newton, Jasper, Sabine, Tyler, Polk, and Jefferson. They are partnered with numerous nonprofit organizations throughout the area to most efficiently distribute food where it is needed. Every month they provide over 20,000 households with nutritious food.

STI Group’s Commitment to the Cause

STI Group’s founder and the tournament namesake, Richard Purkey, believed strongly in giving back to the community and supporting those most in need. Our annual golf tournament honors these values and provides an opportunity for fun sportsmanship in the process. Please consider sponsoring and joining STI Group on April 1st, 2016 in fighting hunger in our area.