|Houston Golf Association has generated nearly $57.5 million since 1974|
Houston Golf Association and tournament title sponsor Shell Oil Company share great pride in the impact HGA's fundraising efforts have on the local community. The 2012 Shell Houston open generated more than $2.285 million for local worthy causes.
Since 1974 HGA volunteers have helped generate nearly $57.5 million for local worthy causes through golf promotion. In addition to the charity dollars derived from the Shell Houston Open, the Houston Golf Association also funds other programs that reach out into the community.
The HGA's Academic Scholarship program has awarded more than $740,000 in academic scholarships since 1996. During tournament week another six scholarships amounting to $860,000 will be awarded.
Currently 20 youngsters are attending college on grants from this program. These scholarships are awarded based on need and academics. Playing ability does not enter into the selection process.
HGA's fastest-growing community service project is The First Tee of Greater Houston Chapter. With support from The Redstone Companies and title sponsor Shell Oil Company, the HGA is steadily establishing one of the most utilized programs in the country.
The First Tee of Greater Houston Chapter has the second-largest outreach in the worldwide network of more than 200 chapters. More than 190 elementary schools in 14 different school districts now teach The First Tee Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits curricula in selected physical education classes. More than 92,000 youngsters will be impacted by the program in the 2013-2014 school year.
Local organizations which receive annual support from tournament proceeds are:
HGA Benefiting Charities