Photo 1 Cutline: The winning team of the 2017 Michael D. Riley Memorial Golf Tournament was Maintenance of Galveston, represented by Travis Wallace, Tim Delgado, Daniel Williams and Gerald Beausoleil. Pictured with Captain Patrick Jones.
Photo 2 Cutline: Tying for first place at the 2017 Michael D. Riley Memorial Golf Tournament was Moody National Bank represented by John Smith, Keith Marshall, Bill Horner and Fred Raschke.
GALVESTON (May 2018) – The 9th Annual Michael D. Riley Memorial Golf Tournament presented by Gilbane Building Company and benefiting The Salvation Army of Galveston County is scheduled for May 18, 2018 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. Victor Pierson, President and CEO of Moody National Bank and Honorary Chair of the tournament offered a testimonial of Riley: “Arnold Palmer said success in golf depends less on strength of body than strength of mind and character. It’s appropriate to remember Mike Riley with a round of golf, because he was a man whose strength of mind and character set the standard for all of us–as a Salvation Army volunteer, a business leader and friend. Though he achieved great success and had immense responsibilities in the business world, Mike always made time for the two things most important in his life: his faith and his family.”
Sponsors of the tournament include Moody Bank, Moody Foundation, Moody Gardens, Clear Channel Outdoors, Texas First Bank, Greer, Herz & Adams, Marek Brothers, Hill & Finkel, Kenmor Electric, KPRC 2, ABC-TV 13, The San Luis Resort and Centerpoint Energy. Sponsorships and team reservations can be made online at salvationarmygalvestoncounty.org/golf or by calling Holly McDonald at 409-763-1691, ext. 75313.
The Salvation Army of Galveston County works to prevent homelessness and to lift people already experiencing homelessness out of that situation through an emergency shelter system which includes educational programs, job skills and job search assistance, case management services and emergency financial assistance. Other services include a food pantry, Christmas gift assistance, school supplies, youth activities and summer camps. Call (409) 763-1691 for more details.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmytexas.org.