For the third consecutive year, The Employee Partners and Members of The Greenspoint Club in Houston stepped up to hit another home run and raised more than $100,000 during the club’s Charity Classic event. The Board of Governors Ball/Charity Classic event – One to None – raised a grand total of $104,236 for the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) – Improving Lives, Curing Type 1 Diabetes – as well as Augie’s Quest and the Employee Partners Care Foundation.
One to None was an elegant affair which began at the entrance where attendees were greeted by two Board
members wearing top hats, capes and white gloves and
who presented each lady with a long-stem rose.
The lobby was filled with balloons for the grab bags as well as a display of live auction and bid board items. The main dining room, decorated in black, red, and silver draping linens and chair covers with beautiful centerpieces, was the perfect setting the elegant gourmet dinner. Entertainment followed with a live magic show, live auction, music and dancing. A highlight of the night though was General Manager Steve Westlund and one of the Board members taking pies to the face in the "Pie T1D Challenge" benefiting the JDRF.
Kudos to the Greenspoint staff, who really did hit it out of the park!
Knock three times and tell ‘em Joe sent ya!
Attendees at the 2012 Charity Classic at The Greenspoint Club in Houston on October 20 were whisked back to the glamorous 1920s, for a night of fine dining, dancing and entertainment to benefit three separate charities.
A night of surprises awaited everyone at Greenspoint, which was completely transformed into a wonderland. Attendees arrived dressed in Roaring Twenties garb and the Clubhouse was covered in huge white feather plumes, gold lamé draping and crystal beads.
The night began with a cocktail reception in the Cotton Club, before everyone proceeded into the 21 Club for a delectable, gourmet four-course dinner. The night was going very well until the joint was raided by the 'police', which naturally forced everyone into the gym, magically transformed for the night into a speakeasy. Then the party really began!
The event continued far into the night as the ladies and gentlemen placed bids in the auction, played games and gambled in the casino, listened to live music and sipped on bathtub gin and other decade favorites. The event was held in honor of Dan McIntyre, former ClubCorp executive for 24 years and a two-time cancer survivor, and his choice for the event’s third charity was Golfers Against Cancer.
Around 160 people came to the event, which ended up being a beautiful evening full of fun and philanthropy, raising over $100,000.
Just like all ClubCorp Charity Classic events, the proceeds raised that evening went to three wonderful charities, MDA’s Augie’s Quest, the Employee Partner Care Foundation and one local charity.
For Greenspoint, that local charity was Golfers Against Cancer. A very worthy cause, Golfers Against Cancer has raised and donated over $22 million for cancer research since its’ inception in the summer of 1997 in Kingwood, Texas.
The event was made possible by the Club's Charity Committee, which is a joint effort of the Club's Social Committee and their Board of Governors.
Thank you and congratulations to all the organizers and attendees who made the night such a success!