2022 – 8th Annual Friends of Mike Clement Charity Golf Tournament & Silent Auction

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On October 22, 2022 we held our eighth annual golf tournament and silent auction. Many thanks to all of those who helped us: golfers, donors, and volunteers. Without you it would not have been possible.


We cleared around $10,000 from this event. This amount supports our ability to award scholarships in the Spring of 2023 to deserving GCCISD seniors.


The following wrap-up appeared in The Baytown Sun:


By Mark Kramer- mark.kramer@baytownsun.com

It was a day of golf for a good cause.


Thanks to the participants in the eighth annual Friends of Mike Clement Golf Tournament at Eagle Pointe Golf Club last week, Goose Creek CISD graduating seniors will benefit once again through college scholarships. According to Mark Casey, executive director of Friends of Mike Clement 501(c3) non-profit organization, this year’s tournament generated more than $10,000. Since the inception of the event, more than $51,000 has been raised to help the dreams of a college education come true for local students. Clement was born and raised in Baytown and graduated from Lee High School in 1980 where he was known for being an outstanding student, as well as a stellar athlete on the football and baseball fields. Clement attended Sam Houston State University, where he earned his degree in accounting. During his time at SHSU, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He eventually became youth minister at Central Baptist Church. In his 1987 book “Rise to the Challenge,” Clement describes hitting rock bottom physically and emotionally. At that point he prayed and determined not to wallow in self-pity. He threw his energy into his ministry and eventually was elected to the Goose Creek CISD school board. He passed away in 1998 from an accident related to the disease. “Mike really enjoyed working with the youth and it brought such joy to his life,” said David Clement, Mike’s younger brother. “He was a friend to everyone and I know he would be pleased to see how people are coming together to help create promising futures for young people in the Baytown community.”


Last year, 11 Goose Creek students were presented with $1,000 scholarships through the foundation. The organization plans to award another $10,000 to students in May 2023. The results of the tournament are as follows: First Place Team: Michael Perras, Lori Marti, Brent Mauer, Leighton Littlefield


Second Place Team: Les Elliott, Cleveland Robinson, Curtis Bennett

Third Place Team: Trace Spears, Tom Shope, Wes Walker, Fred Trainer

Long Drive Winners: Tom Shope, Michael Perras



Closest to the Pin Winners: Leighton Littlefield, Roy Stanley (not pictured)

 

Event Sponsors


Goody Bags:



Lunch Sponsor:


  • Gary Hudman

  • Susan Watts Stone


Longest Drive Contest Sponsors:


  • Automated Dynamics, Corp. (ADC) - http://www.adcreps.com

  • Ronnie Bradshaw

  • Matt Casey - "Hit nukes"

  • Jalana & Bill Handal


Closest to the Pin Contest Sponsors:


  • Knight Industrial Services - https://www.knightis.com

  • Gary Hudman

  • Teryl Houghton & Tommy LaVergne

  • Tommy & Mechele Harrington


Silent Auction Sponsors:


Hole Sponsors:



Golfers:


  • David Clement

  • Mark Stafford

  • Scott Charlson

  • Franz Valenzuela

  • JoJo Manuel

  • Edwin Lacson

  • Reommel Santos

  • George Ward

  • David Ward

  • Brian Ward

  • Matthew Ward

  • Les Elliott

  • Cleveland Robinson

  • Eusibio Tijerina

  • Curtis Bennett

  • Steven Bruce

  • Todd Marti

  • Matt Casey

  • Keith Harris

  • Margot Casey

  • Mark Casey

  • Lori Marti

  • Mike Perras

  • Brent Mauer

  • Leighton Littlefield

  • Mike Tucker

  • Charlie Corbell

  • Chris Tomme

  • Mario Coronado

  • Ryan Lawhon

  • Rachel Andel

  • Keith Andel

  • Drew Selensky

  • Wes Walker

  • Tom Shope

  • Fred Trainer

  • Trace Spears

  • Bobby Workman

  • Matt Workman

  • Roy Stanley

  • Jon Covington


General Donations:



Volunteers:


  • Susan Watts Stone (Registration)

  • Nancy Racz Balke (Registration)

  • Allison Selensky (Silent Auction)

  • Ron Lawhon (Silent Auction Director)

  • Mark Casey (Tournament Director and Emcee)

  • Laura Lawhon (Signage & Silent Auction)

  • Margot Bruce Casey (Silent Auction)

  • Carl Theiss (Media & Promotion)

  • Jay Lawhon (Silent Auction)

  • Hayley Lawhon (Silent Auction)


Silent Auction Donors:


Thanks also to all of you who bid on and purchased the items donated to the silent auction!


Special thanks to the staff at Eagle Pointe Golf Course


Notes: If we missed you, it was not intentional. Please drop us a note so we can properly recognize you for your support. If you are listed above and would like a link to your business or organization, please let us know. We will be glad to add it. If your link above is wrong, or you want us to remove your link, please let us know that as well. Contact Mark Casey at mcasey@baselodge.com


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