Roger Clemens Tees it Up at Texas Golf ConneXion's Compete with Compassion Skins Game to Raise Money for Kids in Need

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The Rocket and wife, Debbie Clemens, will compete in the $10,000 Two-Person Scramble with local golfers who share the same passion for giving back to their communities and future generations.

Roger Clemens, The Rocket

Roger and Debbie Clemens Tee it Up for Kids in Need

“Contributing to sporting events that support children has been part of my Foundation’s work for over 20 years. When we heard what CFC was doing to help kids, we knew we wanted to be involved." Roger Clemens

Texas Golf ConneXion (TGC), Houston's #1 online source for golf skins games, announced today that Roger “The Rocket” Clemens, seven-time Cy Young Award winner and 1986 MVP, will be playing in the Compete for Compassion (CFC) Skins Game at High Meadow Ranch Golf Club on April 28th to help raise money for children.

Clemens and his wife Debbie, both known for their philanthropic work through the Roger Clemens Foundation and Debbie, will participate in the FUNdraiser, where 2-person teams will scramble to win $5,000 in Skins and a $5,000 medal purse.

Each accomplished players (Roger is a single digit handicapper who tied for ninth at the World Am Championships in Myrtle Beach last August; Debbie shoots regularly in the 80’s), the golfing couple see events like CFC as a vehicle to raise awareness and funds for the charities they support throughout Texas and the US.

“Contributing to sporting events that support children has been part of my Foundation’s work for over 20 years,” said Roger. “And so when Debbie and I heard about Compete for Compassion and the work they are doing to make a difference in kids’ lives, we knew we wanted to get involved and do what we could to help.”

Allen Baytes, founder and tournament director for Compete for Compassion, hopes this first event opens many opportunities to collaborate with The Roger Clemens Foundation on serving the needs of local children’s charities.

“I couldn’t be more delighted to have the Clemens’ and their friends tee it up with their fans at our first, of what I hope to be, many charity skins games for years to come,” said Baytes. “We share the same passion for the game and for the opportunities it brings to those who so desperately need our help. I want to thank Roger and Debbie for their support and encourage everyone to come out and join them in friendly competition.”

The registration deadline for the inaugural Compete for Compassion Skins Game is April 15, 2013. Entry fees are $195 (plus taxes) per player.

Numerous sponsorship levels are still available. To learn more, contact Allen Baytes, Tournament Director at abaytes (at) baytes (dot) com, (713) 824-4636

About The Roger Clemens Foundation
The Roger Clemens Foundation is dedicated to helping children. It was established in 1992 by Roger and Debbie Clemens in order to ensure that funds raised by the Foundation through golf tournaments, silent auctions and other events, would be properly distributed to the charities and organizations that they have committed to support.
The Foundation exists for the purpose of carrying on and supporting educational, charitable, literary, scientific and religious activities for children, with a special emphasis on underprivileged and at-risk children, and children with special needs.

About Texas Golf ConneXion
Texas Golf ConneXion (TGC) is Houston's #1 online source for Skins Games and the host of "Compete for Compassion” tournaments held in the Houston, TX area. Compete for Compassion events are designed to bring more fun back into golf, and leverage the generosity of players and sponsors to make a positive impact in the community.

The concept for Compete for Compassion grew out of founder Allen Baytes’ love for the game and a compelling desire to use his passion for golf for a greater good. With the help of sponsors, TGC donates proceeds from CFC events to children’s charities throughout Texas and the US.

Media resources:
Texas Golf ConneXion website, Twitter @TXGolfConnexion, Facebook Page
Compete For Compassion Registration
Allen Baytes, Tournament Director: abaytes (at) baytes (dot) com; (713) 824-4636

Media contact:
Gayle Moss: gayle_moss (at) on-mark-it (dot) com; (604) 671-4516; Skype: Gayle.Moss

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