Cristo Rey Jesuit raises over $280,000 at its inaugural golf classic
Cristo Rey Jesuit school raised more than $280,000 for student financial aid on April 23 at its inaugural golf tournament held at Champions Gold Club, 13722 Champions Drive in Houston.
The money was raised through a large list of team sponsors, including companies like Cooper Industries and Denham Capital.
“Cristo Rey Jesuit is making an incredible impact on many of the city's economically challenged youth and their families,” said Kirk Hachigian, CEO of Cooper Industries, in the press release. “We are honored to support Cristo Rey Jesuit and its innovative education model.”
“The mission of Cristo Rey Jesuit fits with our community mission to seek out high-impact organizations and form partnerships with those dedicated to making a difference,” said Bill Zartler, founder and managing partner of Denham Capital, in the press release. “We look forward to a long term relationship with Cristo Rey Jesuit."
The event was chaired by Cristo Rey Jesuit board member and CEO of Russell and Smith Auto Group, Bill Smith. “We wanted this golf event to be like no other with a limited number of players to create a day that appealed to golf aficionados,” Smith said in the press release.
According to the founding president of the school, Reverend TJ Martinez, in the press release, the school is expecting to increase its number of students next year from 260 to over 400, and will need financial aid to assist the entire student body.
“The success of this event is proof that leaders of Houston believe Cristo Rey Jesuit is key to the continued prosperity of this city,” said Martinez in the press release. “Cristo Rey Jesuit is providing economically-disadvantaged students a road map to become the next leaders of Houston.”
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