Teeing Off For Charity: Spring 2018 BBCF Tournament
LUFKIN, TEXAS — Playing with generous, open hands remains the mission of the fundraiser golf tournament hosted twice a year in support of the Brookshire Brothers Charitable Foundation. Vendors and employee partners gathered together Monday to golf and raise money for the BBCF, which distributes grants to regional non-profits every January. As it has been so for over a decade, the tournament was held at the scenic Crown Country Club in Lufkin. 
 
BBCF Golf Tournament Spring 2018
 
Due to weather delays, tournament play was partially shortened, however vendors continued to rally around the charitable cause. Representatives from some of the recipient organizations—Friends of Ellen Trout Zoo, Lufkin ISD Education Foundation, Junior Achievement of Angelina County, and more—volunteered their time to help work the tourney. It’s their way of getting to know and thank the vendor donors from across the state and nation. They also served as official witnesses on Hole 17, where if a golfer hit a hole-in-one, they took home a 2018 Toyota RAV4 courtesy of Loving Auto Group.
 
 BBCF Golf Tournament Spring 2018
 
This past February, the Brookshire Brothers Charitable Foundation awarded more than $100,000 in grants to 22 non-profits and 6 education foundations across its market. The grants give organizations the resources they need to continue living out their mission of serving those in need. Trustees and company executives presented funds to the recipients at the Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin, Texas.
 
BBCF Ceremony - Junior League of Lufkin
 
In making the presentations, Brookshire Brothers President, CEO and Charitable Foundation Board Member John Alston said, “Tens of thousands of lives are impacted by the good work these organizations do in their communities. They transform lives every day. It is our privilege, and that of our generous vendor partners, to help these non-profits live out their missions. It’s at the heart of who we are – a community grocer.”
 
BBCF Ceremony - Pregnancy Help Center of Lufkin
 
Since 2007, the Brookshire Brothers Charitable Foundation has given more than $1 million to non-profits that focus on responding to the needs in education, health/wellness, hunger, and the arts
 
BBCF Ceremony - Angelina Arts Alliance
 
The 2018 recipients are:
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Deep East Texas (ADAC)
  • American Cancer Society
  • Angelina Arts Alliance
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Deep East Texas
  • CRRC of Canyon Lake
  • Dublin Goodfellows
  • Harold's House East Texas Alliance for Children
  • EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens
  • Friends of the Ellen Trout Zoo
  • The Janelle Grum Family Crisis Center of East Texas (Women’s Shelter of East Texas, Inc)
  • Junior Achievement of Angelina County
  • Junior League of Lufkin
  • Lake Whitney Ministerial Alliance
  • Lee County Youth Center
  • Pilot Point Community Opera House
  • Pregnancy Help Center of Lufkin
  • Texas Forestry Museum
  • The Joseph House
  • The Mosaic Center, Inc
  • Volunteer Services Council for the Lufkin State Supported Living Center
BBCF Ceremony - The Joseph House
 
 
Education Foundations:
  • Cameron ISD
  • Friends of Hamilton ISD
  • Hemphill ISD Education Foundation
  • Lufkin ISD Education Foundation
  • McGregor ISD Education Foundation
  • Wells ISD Education Foundation
Friends of Hamilton ISD
 
In addition to these contributions, Brookshire Brothers has a separate employee-run Donations Committee which meets monthly to consider hundreds of donation requests from throughout the company’s footprint.