Literacy Advance Scores a Hole-in-One with Successful Reader Cup
Larry Dierker, host of the 7th annual Reader Cup – Larry Dierker Celebrity Golf Tournament, and Melanie Fisk, Executive Director of Literacy Advance of Houston, were all smiles at the end of another successful golf event.
The Reader Cup generated nearly $100,000 at the celebrity golf tournament; all proceeds will support the non-profit’s free Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language literacy programs and services.
The morning began with Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560’s “John & Sean Show,” with John Granato and Sean Pendergast live hosting their morning show with interviews from the celebs in the house.
Golfers from the worlds of sports, media and entertainment hit the links including Kevin Bass, Raymond Clayborn, Bill Dawley, Larry Dierker, Dave Elmendorf, Burton “Bubba” Gilliam, Jim Gilligan, Bill Greif, Kenny Hand, Kenny Houston, Deacon Jones, Charles Justiz, Gerald McNeil, Calvin Murphy, Dan Pastorini and Dayna Steele. These celebs joined with Reader Cup underwriters and Literacy Advance supporters for the shamble style tournament at BlackHorse Golf Club.
Pictures of the day can be seen here.
Intec Communications won the much-coveted First Place trophy, the first team in Reader Cup history to have back-to-back wins. Other prizes awarded included the Longest Drive won by Chris Parsons, operations manager of the Sugar Land Skeeters; Straightest Drive won by Jami Taylor of Westbrooke Jewelers; and Closest to the Pin by Mitch Willis.
Other players went home winners by scoring one-of-a kind sports memorabilia, luxury suites at Houston sports venues, staycations, and more, all available at the live auction and raffle.
The Halfway House (19th Hole in golf terminology) served as a festive respite and was hosted by Deep Eddy Vodka, Pepsi, Shipley’s Do-Nuts, Sugar Land Skeeters, TopGolf, Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560 and Ziegenbock Amber.
Sponsors and major partners for the 7th annual Reader Cup included: presenting sponsor White Oak Gives Back; Black Elk Energy; ZiegenBock Amber; Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560; Pinnacle Financial Strategies; Kimberly and Duane Radtke; and, BJ Superior.