The 11th Annual Michael D. Riley Memorial Golf Tournament benefitting The Salvation Army of Galveston County begins with a new format October 19-23, 2020 at Moody Gardens Golf Course. Organizers are happy to announce the tournament has been extended to include two more days: November 10-11.
Under this new format, the traditional shot-gun start is replaced with limited tee-times spread out over several days, October 19-22 and now, November 10-11 between the hours of 1:00 and 2:30. Tee times will be spaced every ten minutes and are scheduled directly with the golf course at www.moodygardensgolf.com/salvationarmy. Teams will receive a box lunch and a goody bag on check in and will turn in their scorecards at the end of play just as they would in a normal tournament. John Bohannon and his team will keep up with the scores. The winners will be announced virtually in an event sponsored by McGriff Insurance. Other sponsors include Moody Bank, Greer, Herz & Adams, LLP, American National, Milam Co. Painting, Texas First Bank, Gilbane Construction and Moody Gardens.
“We were delighted when the team at Moody Gardens Golf course came up with a Covid-sensitive format that would still allow golfers to play and honor the memory of Mike Riley as well as supports The Salvation Army that he loved so much,” said Major Nathanael Doria of The Salvation Army. “Although Covid slowed us all down and changed our schedules, it did not diminish the needs in our community. In fact, it only made desperate situations worse.”
Information on booking tee times and on sponsorship and ticket information can be found here: You can purchase sponsorships and tickets online at https://2020michaeldrileymemorial.eventbrite.com or by contacting Holly McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the 2019 tournament, presented by the Moody Foundation, American National took First Place, closely followed by Greer Herz & Adams and the team of CenterPoint Energy. The event raised $40,000 for programs benefitting Galveston County.
Golfers this year will provide resources to help kids with character building, homework help, recreational activities, healthy living habits and spiritual development through the new Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club in Texas City. They also provide groceries for a family that is barely getting by, or a single mom who needs a little help to pay a light bill. For those without a home, golfers provide a bed for the night and a hot meal to sustain the soul. Hope comes in all shapes and sizes, sometimes in the form of a golf ball. To help visit www.SalvationArmyGalvestonCounty.org.