Last Friday, May 15th, Taylor’s Gift Foundation hosted our very first event in Houston, Texas at Topgolf Spring! A fun tournament that was full of energy for Taylor's Gift brought together new supporters, friends, and volunteers in the Houston community. Funds raised at the event will go to help the mission of Taylor's Gift and support our Houston partners, Nora’s Home and LifeGift.
It was such a treat to be joined by local Houston celebrities! We had fun spending the day with Robert Boudwin, aka Clutch the Houston Rockets mascot, Owen Conflenti from KPRC Channel 2, and Producer Eric from the KRBE Roula and Ryan Show.
"It was an honor and pleasure for my wife Amy and I to help produce and co-host this golf tournament with Taylor's Gift. We are so happy to have forged what we know will be a lasting and meaningful relationship with Taylor's Gift co-founder Tara Storch. I'm proud that we were able to raise awareness for organ donation and funds for donor families at not only the tournament, but also through telling our stories on many Houston TV and radio stations promoting the event that will hopefully inspire people to become organ donors and ultimately SAVE LIVES!" - Robert Boudwin, aka Clutch the Houston Rockets mascot
The day kicked off with a silent auction and an exciting opening program that included a live auction for a Houston Rockets ball signed by the team, four seats to a 2015-2016 Rockets game, and a personal visit from Clutch at the game. It was an amazing package that drew a lot of excitement from our supporters especially since the Rockets are in the playoffs!
Just before the tournament began, we received a touching reminder about why we were there. A surgeon from Memorial Hermann, who was attending the event as a sponsor, received an important call that he needed to go to immediately to the hospital for a liver transplant surgery. It was a full circle moment of the importance of the day and the mission of our organization.
We loved getting to know the Houston community and local media and thank them for their hospitality! Thank you to all the sponsors who helped make this event possible. We are looking forward to coming back next year for another round of Topgolf!