GOODWILL TO HOST GOODWILL CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT

WHO: Honorary Tournament Chair Tom Grieve, former Texas Ranger Hall of Fame outfielder and Rangers General Manager; Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth staff including President & CEO David Cox; Vice President Workforce Development Romney Guy; Vice President Special Projects Ronnie Conger

WHAT: Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth will hold the eighth annual Goodwill Classic, a Tournament of Excellence Monday, November 2. 100+ golfers will participate in the tournament alongside Honorary Tournament Chair Tom Grieve, former Texas Ranger Hall of Fame outfielder and Rangers General Manager and television analyst.

Money raised through the tournament helps thousands of individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment achieve their maximum independence through Goodwill’s job training and placement programs, including the North Texas Institute for Career Development (NTI). All proceeds from the tournament go to support the Moncrief-Ryan Goodwill Scholarship Fund, which supports the students of NTI. Since its inception in 2009, $671,045.98 has been given in scholarships, resulting in 591 graduates from NTI vocational training programs. This year, Goodwill is on track to reach the million-dollar donation mark.

WHEN: Monday, November 2, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – Registration 

WHERE:  Ridglea Country Club, North Course, 3700 Bernie Anderson Ave. Fort Worth, Texas, 76116 

WHY:  Goodwill is a non-profit leader in providing education, training and career services for people with disabilities, such as physical or mental disabilities, lack of education or work experience and homelessness. Goodwill is ranked 11th on the Forbes 20 Most Inspiring American Companies list, the only non-profit to be included. Last year, Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth helped place more than 40,000 people in jobs.

Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc.’s, 22 retail locations provide not only affordable goods and services, but also jobs for those in need and revenue to support Goodwill’s charitable mission. Goodwill also provides Tarrant and the surrounding counties with job resource centers, equipped with job-search experts, computers, Internet access and telephones. Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance. For more information on Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, please visit www.goodwillfortworth.org.