Goodwill Classic Golf Tournament to be Held November 5

WHO:
Honorary Tournament Chair Eddie Robinson, former Major League Baseball first baseman, scout, coach and front office executive of the 1940s-1980s; More than 100 golfers, including several former MLB players, TV personality and Blazing Saddles star Burton Gilliam, and sponsors of the Goodwill Classic; Goodwill Board of Directors and staff members. And, Country Music Hall of Fame artist Charley Pride will sing the National Anthem.

WHAT:
Billed as a “Tournament of Excellence,” the Goodwill Classic benefits Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, an organization that helps rebuild countless lives through its job training and placement programs.

All proceeds from the tournament support Goodwill Fort Worth initiatives focusing on the homeless (GoodwillWorks), at-risk youth (E-Squared), veterans (VetWorthy), the disadvantaged and the disabled (S.T.A.R.S.).

Since its inception in 2008, more than $1.34 million has been given in scholarships, assisting 672 graduates of NTI vocational training programs. In 2017, 9,562 lives were touched through Goodwill’s Workforce Development Programs.

More than 100 golfers are expected to participate in the eleventh annual tournament. The 2017 tournament raised $147,800 for the organization.

 WHEN:
Monday, November 5, 2018
9:20 a.m. – Opening Ceremony
10:00 a.m. – Shotgun Start

WHERE:
Mira Vista Country Club
6600 Mira Vista Blvd.
Fort Worth, Texas 76132

WHY:
Goodwill is more than a thrift store. The largest employer of people with disabilities in the world, Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance.

Goodwill Fort Worth’s 23 retail locations provide revenue through the sale of donated goods to support Goodwill’s mission – job training and career services for people with disabilities, such as physical or mental disabilities and other barriers to employment including lack of education or work experience and homelessness. For more information on Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, please visit www.goodwillfortworth.org.

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