HOUSTON – Oct. 15, 2014 –The 21st annual Halliburton Charity Golf Tournament raised a record of nearly $2.4 million for 36 nonprofit organizations across the U.S., making it one of the largest non-PGA golf tournament fundraisers in Houston. The tournament, held Oct. 14 and today, surpassed last year’s record of $2 million, and has donated almost $11 million to charities over its 21-year history.
More than 500 golfers participated in the popular two-day tournament, supported by about 200 sponsors and more than 100 Halliburton volunteers.
“Giving back to the communities where we live and work is a commitment we take seriously,” said Dave Lesar, Halliburton chairman and CEO. “Participants, sponsors and volunteers give their time and resources year after year to ensure the tournament’s success. It’s quite an achievement to have a hand in helping advance the missions of more than 100 nonprofit organizations for over two decades.”
This year’s golf tournament charity recipients are:
The tournament is only part of the company’s annual charitable focus. On Oct. 1, Halliburton launched its annual workplace giving campaign, Giving Choices (read more about it here).
Visit this link for more information about the tournament and its sponsors.
|The 21st annual Halliburton Charity Golf Tournament raised a record of nearly $2.4 million, making it one of the largest non-PGA golf tournament fundraisers in Houston. Holding a check signifying the donation that will benefit 36 nonprofit organizations across the U.S. are (left to right) Jeff Miller, Halliburton president, and Dave Lesar, Halliburton chairman and CEO.
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