On April 23, 114 golfers and many volunteers gathered at the Kingwood Country Club north of Houston for the Second Annual Charles Alford Memorial Golf Tournament to support the Micah Project. The day started out with threatening, low-lying clouds and rain, but by tee-time, the course was awash in Spring sunshine! Thanks to our volunteers, sponsors and golfers, the day was a huge success! Click on the pictures below to see the larger version.
Below: Micah boy Oscar Amaya takes a swing at the ball.
The Alford family has been an important part of the Micah family for many years. Their son Charles, who passed away in February 2009 in an automobile accident, was practically a Micah boy, as he joined his family every summer in Honduras on a weeklong mission's trip. It is so appropriate--and such an honor--that a tournament dedicated to supporting the work of the Micah Project be named after such a compassionate and dear young man.
Below: Mary, Gene and John Alford pose at the clubhouse before the tournament begins.
Below: Tina and Jeremy Summers pose with a friend during lunch before the tournament. Tina and Jeremy spent months planning the tournament, and their attention to detail made for an incredible day!
Below: I pose in the clubhouse with Micah boys Olvin Funez and Oscar Amaya. Olvin is a senior at the University of Houston and Oscar is beginning his college career at the Houston Community College.
Above: the golfers get ready to go after a great lunch! Below: Micah Project board member Chris Herbold gets ready for a long drive. Not sure if he needed a mulligan for this one!
Above: John Alford brought some friends with him for the tournament. Below: Pastors and friends from the First Presbyterian Church of Houston also joined us for the event.
We are so grateful to all of those who spent the day with us! Your support helps us to take kids off the streets of Honduras and help them men that God wants them to be.
Both lunch and dinner were proved by the Lighthouse Charity Team, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing meals for charity events. They do incredible work! Both lunch and dinner were delicious. Above: the Lighthouse team serves dinner. Below: we enjoyed that dinner!
After dinner, we gathered together in the clubhouse for an awards ceremony, an auction, some words about the Micah Project and some great music. Above: Jeremy Summers hands out the trophies to the best team. Below: some items are displayed for the silent auction. Thanks to all who donated items for the auction!
Above: Micah board members Carol and Bill Marshall, and Mary Floye Federer volunteered at the golf tournament. Below: Becca and Chris Herbold played a huge role in planning the golf tournament.
Below: we are so grateful to our sponsors and volunteers for making the golf tournament possible. Each and every one of the Micah boys is blessed by your efforts! We hope to see all of you in Honduras so that you can see for yourself what God is doing through the Micah Project!