Ultimate Fan Golf Tournament to benefit the Van Alstyne Chamber of Commerce and the Van Alstyne Special Olympics


The Van Alstyne Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Ultimate Fan Golf Tournament on Monday, Nov. 4 at Hurricane Creek Country Club. Players will be donning their favorite sportswear while teeing off for a good cause. Ten former NFL players, including Victor Butler, Gary Reasons and Anthony Spencer, will also be partaking in the day with up to 20 Van Alstyne Special Olympians.


Van Alstyne ISD Athletic Director Mikeal Miller explained the district’s Special Olympics program is the largest in Region 10.


“Van Alstyne ISD was blessed to start hosting events for Special Olympics four years ago,” Miller said. “One thing that makes our Special Olympics events unique is that we provide meals for all athletes and coaches to help lessen the burden of things they need to bring to attend these events. As our area continues to grow, we are excited to expand each event and explore other ways we can continue to serve these athletes and this organization. The funds raised will help us continue to provide meals and awards for our Special Olympics events and also allow us to explore other ways to serve this great organization. “


Each ticket for the tournament includes golf, lunch and dinner. Texoma Medical Center and Schulman’s Movie Bowl Grille are this year’s title sponsors. Schulman’s is providing an Olympic Village for the Special Olympians with pizza and costumed superheroes. Raffles, giveaways and course prizes will be provided from more than 30 local sponsors, including donation of beer by Fossil Creek and onsite massages by Lux Aesthetic Med Spa.


“I was excited that our Chamber board unanimously voted to benefit our local Van Alstyne Special Olympics Program with our annual golf tournament,” Chamber President Barbie Griffin said. “This was a game-changer. We amped up the traditional event by reaching out to professional sports figures. Once they learned the Van Alstyne Chamber of Commerce golf event would benefit our local Special Olympic program, the celebrities expressed joy and quickly committed 100% to this incredible event.”


For more information, visit online at www.vanalstynechamber.org or call the chamber office at 903-627-7700.