Stroud, Gates announce pro-am to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey
October 03, 2017
By Staff, PGATOUR.COM
- October 03, 2017
- Chris Stroud tosses his ball during the third round of the 2017 PGA Championship. (Warren Little/Getty Images)
HOUSTON -- Inspired to raise funds to help people affected by the vast devastation from Hurricane Harvey, PGA TOUR players and Houston residents Chris Stroud and Bobby Gates, in partnership with Bluejack National, Houston Golf Association and Pro Links Sports announced the Hurricane Harvey Relief Pro-Am Fundraiser. This unique event, which takes place December 11-12, 2017, will bring together PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions and LPGA TOUR professionals to raise money for flood victims.
“As a long-time Houstonian, I was compelled to call on the professional golf community to help our neighbors rebuild their lives after Hurricane Harvey,” said Stroud, professional golfer. “With the help of professional golfers from across the country, we will pool our resources and assist those in need over the coming months.”
The golf event will be held on December 12 at Bluejack National in Montgomery, Texas, and will feature up to 20 golf professionals paired with corporate partners and amateurs to play in a Pro-Am format. Joining Chris Stroud and Bobby Gates in the event are Ben Crane, Ryan Palmer, Gerina Piller and Martin Piller. World Golf Hall of Fame member and major championship winner Mark O'Meara and major championship winners Stacy Lewis, Jimmy Walker, Fuzzy Zoeller and Steve Elkington, as well as Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup team member Patrick Reed have committed to participate in the Pro-Am fundraiser. On December 11, the eve of the Pro-Am, a draw party will be held featuring food, wine, live auction and live entertainment.
“Immediately after the flood waters began to recede, my friends and I leapt into action helping our neighbors,” said Bobby Gates, professional golfer. “Those days cleaning out homes compelled me to want to do more for the communities impacted by Harvey. I’m excited to be a part of rebuilding the lives of those who live in our community and have lost so much.”
Teaming up with the golf professionals to support the Pro-Am fundraiser are Pro Links Sports, management company for the Insperity Invitational and Houston Golf Association, host organization for the Houston Open.
To register, support and/or attend the Hurricane Harvey Relief Pro-Am, please visit http://www.harveyreliefproam.org/. Proceeds raised from the Pro-Am will go directly to individuals and families impacted by the floods. Families can apply for aid on the event website starting November 1, 2017.