The 11th Annual Children at Risk Golf Classic, hosted by FOX 26 anchor Melissa Wilson, was a huge success! The event took place at The Woodlands Country Club on the tournament course.
Golfers enjoyed lunch from Joyce's Seafood and had the opportunity to meet Fox 26 meteorologist John Dawson Chief Meteorologist Dr. Jim Siebert, who was "bearing" a Scottish kilt. The golfers had quite a good laugh out of his golfer's forecast in full kilt attire.
Siebert and Dawson even drove the FOXRAD Stormseeker Hummer out onto the course! Golfers were also able to take a quick break from golf for a massage from therapists with the Houston School of Massage. They also sampled wine and cheese, and even frozen coffee with whipped cream, out on the course.
Chef Vladimir Smirnoff, from Smirnoff Catering, even showed off his skills with his carved watermelons, in the shape of a golfer and the Children at Risk logo.
D'Artagnan Bebel, Vice President and General Manager of FOX 26 and My20, brought his usual "super soakers," for everyone to help keep the golfers cool on a record heat day. Wilson's children were more than happy to take care of that duty!
After playing golf, everyone gathered in the dining room to enjoy dinner, while Waller County Judge Glenn Beckendorff led the live auction. Philamena Baird and Toby Hynes from Gulf States Toyota were event chairs, while Shelda Keith was the Tournament Director. Judge Ed Emmett and his wife, Gwen, were honored at the dinner.
Children at Risk researches the causes of poor public polices that affect children in the greater Houston area, then they help make changes to improve the problems. The golf outing helped the group raise more than $100,000.
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Children At Risk -- http://childrenatrisk.org/