Fourteenth Annual Divots for Devereux Golf Tournament a Swinging Success

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Twenty-two teams took on the golf greens last week for a golf tournament benefitting a local school’s scholarship program.

Community members enjoyed a beautiful day on the course during the 14th Annual Divots for Devereux Golf Classic. The tournament, benefiting the Devereux School and Scholarship program, took place on Monday, Sept. 14 at Bay Oaks Country Club.

Twenty-two teams took to the course for an exciting round of golf and contests, but the fun didn’t end there. The day-long event included a delicious lunch and dinner and exciting live and silent auctions with premium packages ranging from autographed J.J. Watt and Craig Biggio memorabilia, to a Sonoma, Calif. getaway and European adventure in Montreux, Switzerland.

This year’s Championship Division First Place Winners from MaximGroup included Mike Robinson, Luke Trice, David Wolff and Collin Cook. Not only did the team win bragging rights for a full year; they also won a spot on the coveted “V-Cup” trophy, named after Dr. Carolyn Villarrubia, Devereux Texas’ executive medical director.

Out on the course, golfers had fun with several contests, including a new Hawaiian-themed chip-in contest, in which golfers were challenged with chipping their ball into the “lagoon” to be entered into a drawing for the grand prize. Geoff Seaman won the prize — a 32” LG TV, and in an act of generosity, donated the TV to the Devereux Residential Treatment program, inspired by the two residential clients who spoke at the dinner following the tournament.

Rick Gornto won the $500 raffle prize for hitting the green on his first try at hole number 14. Continuing the theme of generosity, however, Gornto also donated his winnings to the two Devereux clients who spoke at the dinner.

Also added this year was a chance to win a $100 voucher for the silent auction by hitting the fairway in one shot on hole number 10.

The Lexus Champions for Charity Golf Tournament raffle prize, donated for the 13th year running by Lexus of Clear Lake, went to lucky raffle winner David Snediker. His incredible win includes three days of golf at Pebble Beach Golf Links, The Links at Spanish Bay and Spyglass Hill Golf Course.

Devereux Texas Executive Director Pam Reed thanked everyone who was a part of the day for making this year’s event a successful one.

“Kids who didn’t think they’d go to college … are, thanks to you. On behalf of all of Devereux, thank you so much,” Reed said.

Since its inception, Divots for Devereux has awarded 101 scholarships to children of Devereux through the Devereux School and Scholarship Program.

Divots for Devereux 2015 sponsors included Title Sponsor: Lexus of Clear Lake; Team Devereux Sponsor: Design At Work; President's Cup Sponsors: Big Dog Logistics and Houston Luxury Properties; and the following others:

  • CBRE Inc.
  • Chase Bank
  • A1 Shredding, Inc.
  • Kevin Cohn
  • Complete Care Medical
  • Doeren Mayhew CPAs and Advisors
  • Frost Bank
  • Green Bank
  • MaximGroup
  • Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
  • PFS Group
  • Raymond James & Associates
  • Sucré-Vail Wealth Advisors
  • Ross, Banks, May, Cron & Cavin, P.C.

For more information and to see pictures from the tournament, please visit

About Devereux Texas:
Devereux Texas is part of a leading national nonprofit organization that specializes in the care of children, adolescents and adults experiencing a wide range of behavioral, emotional and mental health disorders. Texas services include long-term hospitalization and intensive residential services for adolescents, residential services for children and adults, and foster care services from birth to 18 years of age. For more information about Devereux Texas, please call Joni Robertson, director of development at 281.316.5423 or visit

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