The annual Panther Scramble golf tournament of TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas, held April 4 at the Resort Course at La Cantera, netted more than $39,000 to benefit the school’s athletic programs, an increase beyond last year’s total.
Increased participation at a new venue, new and returning sponsors as well as a silent auction and hole contests helped raise interest as well as proceeds. An added feature this year was entertainment by REMAX World Long Drive Finalist Kody Zurek, sponsored by Charity Golf International.
First place gross score foursome (pictured above), who won golf for four at Oak Hills Country Club, comprised Chris Kahanek, Eddie Ramon, Julian Solis and TMI senior Cole Solis, who has won three high-school tournaments so far this season. First place net score foursome, for golf for four at Fair Oaks Ranch Country Club, was made up of Jon Beitz, Rob Devlin, Clay Michel, and Doug Monaghen, TMI parent Mike Holmes won the men’s longest drive contest, and TMI Athletic Director Becky Geyer won the women’s contest.
Tournament proceeds will make it possible for the Athletic Department to purchase equipment for a new pole-vaulting program, a softball pitching machine, strength and conditioning equipment and other new or upgraded items.
“On behalf of the Athletic Department, we would like to thank all who supported Panther Scramble,” said Geyer. “Impacting the lives of our student athletes is truly a blessing.”
Panther Scramble 2014 sponsors included Frost Bank, Norton Rose Fulbright, Batchelor Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz of Boerne.
TMI offers 12 sports at both the Middle and Upper School levels, plus cheerleading in Upper School.
Throughout the 2013-2014 school year, TMI is celebrating the 120th anniversary of its founding in 1893. The flagship school of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, TMI is a private, co-educational, college-preparatory school for grades 6-12, with optional Junior ROTC and boarding programs. For information, visit www.tmi-sa.org or call 698-7171.