Participants at last month’s Golf Classic enjoyed ideal fall weather on the challenging course at the Hyatt Hill Country Golf Club in San Antonio. The tournament has played a prominent role on STCH Ministries’ calendar for nearly 20 years and has grown significantly since becoming an annual event in 2014. The Golf Classic serves as a fundraiser allowing STCH Ministries to continue healing hearts and sharing hope as the Lord leads. Effective events require collaboration and we are thankful to the following corporate and individual sponsorships. Strike, a leading pipeline and facilities solutions provider, and Pickett Systems, an oil field equipment supplier donated the title sponsorship. Lunch was provided by Highground Advisors and dinner was given by longtime friends Firmin and Leita LePori. Thank you for helping to make the Golf Classic a success. This year, over $69,000 was given to support the operational expenses of STCH Ministries.

The tournament draws individuals from longtime networks to new friends alike. One of the players discovered STCH Ministries when he fulfilled a service call on an air compressor at Homes for Children (HFC). Intrigued by his boss’s commitment not only to repair the machine but replenish supplies at no charge, he asked about the ministry and took a tour of the campus. Once he learned of the commitment and the ministry on Boothe Campus, he wanted to be a part of it.  During the dinner program, he and his wife learned about the nine separate ministries of the organization and committed to becoming more involved.

Students from HFC helped at the tournament – carrying clubs, serving lunch, hosting a dinner table and handing out awards. A sixth-grade table host shared “This feels more like a friend-raiser than a fundraiser,” while discovering he does not like bread and butter pickles with his barbecue. Earlier in the day, he passed out water bottles and reminded golfers their best chance at making a hole in one came from staying hydrated. His lively conversation and outgoing personality created smiles all day.

Mark your calendars for Monday, October 26, 2020, for next year’s Golf Classic. The tournament will take place at Hyatt Hill Country Golf Club in San Antonio. Registration begins at 11 AM followed by a shotgun start at 1 PM and finishes with an awards dinner at 6 PM.

If you have questions about the tournament or sponsorship information, please contact Jeff Brewer at 361.375.2417 or by email (