At TopGolf, a Fundraiser for TEACH Tees Up $320K

Butch Woolfolk, Cornell Williams and Lonnie Knowles

SUPPORTERS OF THE nonprofit To Educate All Children (TEACH) hit TopGolf Katy for a laid-back, benevolent bash that raised more than $320,000.


The Tee Up Fore TEACH event, chaired by Phyllis Williams, included an online auction and onsite raffle, which touted prizes like jewelry, wine and a chef-catered dinner at Minute Maid Park. Speaking of the Astros, the Astros Foundation was honored for its longtime commitment to teachers and public education.

The organization, founded by Susan Sarofim and Mary Yenik, provides teachers with resources, support and professional development — services which were critical during the pandemic, when challenges facing educators were truly unprecedented.

More than 250 golfers enjoyed the casual-cool (ok, it was actually quite hot) day’s events, which included a TopGolf competition among teams.

Zina Garrison, Lesia Crumpton-Young, Phyllis Williams and Paula Harris

Betty Hrncir , Sandy Barrett and Donatella Benckenstein

Yvonne Cormier and Claire Thielke

Geoff McCann, Mackenzie Miller, Garett Bergoon and Joseph Francisco

Louis Tronzo, Jenna Lindley and Chris Venegas

Tarita Palomata, Mia Sprague and Alexandra Sprague

Rosemary Schatzman, Gayla Gardner and Jeff Miers

Enjoying the program at Tee Up Fore TEACH

Cindy and John Dick with Beth Harp

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