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Good Luck Teachers & Students!Valero Texas Open Distributed Over $11.7M to Charity in June
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Good Luck Teachers & Students!

Dr. Seuss said it best in a favorite childhood book, Oh the Places You’ll Go!, “You’re off to great places, today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” As school is starting throughout the month, we want to wish all of the administrators, teachers, students and parents the best of luck. May the new school year kick-start fun educational adventures and inspire young minds to new heights!

Valero Texas Open Distributed Over $11.7M to Charity in June
The Valero Texas Open, along with its Champions fore Charity fundraising campaign and the Valero Benefit for Children, raised a record-breaking $22 million this past April when the event celebrated its 100th anniversary. The cumulative charitable fundraising total is now $209 million since the event’s inception.

Tournament representatives recently hosted two events and distributed charitable contributions to local nonprofits from this year’s net tournament proceeds. Champions fore Charity is an annual charitable initiative organized and supported by the Valero Texas Open, providing over 200 charity organizations throughout the greater San Antonio community and beyond with a fun and unique fundraising platform.

The program’s annual Celebration of Champions was held on Friday, June 24 at Valero’s headquarters. Over 275 representatives of charities, schools and program sponsors from San Antonio, Austin and Corpus Christi attended the luncheon as funds raised through the seven month-long fundraising campaign were distributed to the 158 agencies in attendance. Donors who contributed to the program generated $10.77M. The charities also received several financial incentives including a 7% matching gift provided by the Valero Texas Open.

Champions fore Charity Ambassador, David Chancellor (News 4 San Antonio Anchor) was on hand for the event and helped to announce the program’s record-breaking total of $11.55M distributed to charities from the 2021-2022 fundraising campaign.


The Valero Texas Open also hosted Happy Hour for Heroes on Tuesday, June 28 to acknowledge and celebrate the sponsors who supported and the military focused charitable organizations who benefitted from this year’s Night to Honor Our Heroes presented by Boeing military appreciation gala. The intimate gathering was held at the Fort Sam Houston Golf Course Clubhouse where more than $225,000 in net proceeds from Night to Honor Our Heroes were distributed to eleven charitable recipients.

“While the Valero Texas Open has an extensive military appreciation platform during tournament week,” explained Dave “Mako” Petersen, USAF (Ret) and this year’s Valero Texas Open Military Affairs Committee Chair, “the financial contributions made to military charities will provide resources and assistance to our servicemen and women, and their families, 365 days a year.”


None of these charitable contributions would be possible without continuous support from corporate partners, sponsors, individual donors, fans and the entire San Antonio community.

The Valero Texas Open will begin its next century March 27 – April 2, 2023 at TPC San Antonio.

Champions fore Charity: Welcoming New Charities & Schools to Participate in Fundraising Program
Charities and schools are always trying to get creative in raising funds while minimizing risks and incurring unnecessary costs yet maximizing successful and impactful results. With that in mind, the Valero Texas Open continues to provide an opportunity to assist with fundraising strategies.

Champions fore Charity is unique in that there are NO COSTS except staff time… and participating organizations receive 100% of funds generated and sometimes more with incentives offered, like a 7% match provided by the Valero Texas Open and the Champions fore Charity program partners. Isn’t it difficult to pass on 107% revenue with zero risk?

Funds are generated by soliciting donations from individuals and corporations with the flexibility to pay in advance or to be billed after the tournament. Donations are accepted from anywhere around the world and are tax deductible, thanks to the Valero Texas Open’s non-profit 501(c)3 status. The seven month campaign will kick off in October and will conclude in April 2023 – providing ample time to fundraise as much or as little of the season as desired.

Registration to participate in the 2022-2023 fundraising campaign for charities and schools is underway. All types of philanthropies, as well as, school programs like athletic teams, dance & cheer, science programs, PTA, Project Graduation and much more… are all welcome to participate. We look forward to helping more charities raise funds!

There are many benefits for organizations to register and participate:

StarThere is zero risk to get involved
StarNo cost to register and participate in the fundraising program (no registration fees nor merchant fees)
StarWe provide a custom donation link & dedicated fundraising page on our website for your donors to easily access (& the ability to provide custom printed donation forms if desired)
Star100% of the funds your organization raises through the fundraising campaign goes directly back to your organization
StarBy raising a minimum of $1,000+, you can earn an additional 7% match on what’s collected in the program
StarDonors have a chance to win prizes
StarOpportunities to earn additional funds through a variety of incentives offered


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