The 10th Annual Michael D. Riley Memorial Golf Tournament benefiting The Salvation Army of Galveston County
The 10th Annual Michael D. Riley Memorial Golf Tournament benefitting The Salvation Army of Galveston County was presented by the Moody Foundation on July 12 at Moody Gardens Golf Course. The annual tournament honors the memory of beloved community member Michael D. Riley who served as President of Moody Gardens and Vice-President of Gal-Tex Hotel Corporation before his unexpected passing in 2009.
Despite the threat of tropical weather, the day turned out to be beautiful and the tournament went off without a hitch. Play was extremely competitive and ultimately the top three places were determined by a scorecard play-off. American National took First Place, closely followed by Greer Herz & Adams and the team of CenterPoint Energy. The beautiful afternoon of golf was made possible by Title sponsor Moody Foundation; Master Sponsors Moody Bank, Gilbane Construction, Moody Gardens and Moody Gardens Golf Course; Eagle Sponsor KenMor Electric; Birdie Sponsors Greer Herz & Adams, LLP, 1859 Historic Hotels, Valero Texas City Refinery, HomeTown Bank and Huitt-Zollars; Hole Sponsors Broome Welding, Forward Energy Group, LLC, Kelso Concrete Co., Mitchell Chuoke Plumbing, Inc., Landry’s Hospitality, Steve Harville- McGriff Insurance, Regent Care of League City, Siemens, GIA Insurance, Hill & Finkel, LLP, Galveston Restaurant Group and Stella Mare RV Resort. Classic Auto provided a 2019 Buick as a Hole-In-One prize.
John Zendt, President/CEO of Moody Gardens, led the players in a moment of reflection to honor the memory of Mike Riley before presenting the winning teams with trophies. The Salvation Army is grateful for the sponsors and players who gave of their time to support people in need in the local community. The Salvation Army of Galveston County works to prevent homelessness with emergency financial assistance and to lift people already experiencing homelessness out of that situation through an emergency shelter system which includes case management services. Other services include a food pantry, Christmas gift assistance, school supplies, youth activities and summer camps. Call (409) 763-1691 for more details.