Valero Texas Open
2023 Tournament Week Highlights$14.88M Distributed Through Champions fore Charity
Guess The Champion ContestDrawing fore More Awareness
Final Top 10 Charitable LeaderboardChampions fore Charity Corporate Partners
2023 Tournament Week Highlights
The Valero Texas Open celebrated a new century of this storied tournament this past spring. At the end of a great week and exciting competition, it was Listowel, Ontario, Canada resident Corey Conners who claimed his second PGA TOUR victory, as a two-time champion of the Valero Texas Open.

Thanks to the generosity of the community, this year's Valero Texas Open, along with the Valero Benefit for Children, raised a record-breaking $23 million, bringing the grand total to $232 million in charitable giving.

The Valero Texas Open raised charitable dollars through a variety of programs including its pro-am golf tournaments, corporate sponsorships, ticket & concession sales, the Champions fore Charity program in which nonprofit organizations solicit donations with a match from tournament proceeds.

Funds were also raised through the Benefit for Children - a fundraising event in which participants enjoyed golf outings across 9 of San Antonio's premiere golf courses or a sporting clays competition, all of which was held the Monday following the Valero Texas Open.

None of this, however, would have been possible if it were not for the steadfast support of our corporate partners, volunteers, fans and spectators, and the greater San Antonio community. On behalf of the Valero Texas Open and Valero Energy Foundation, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation for your support and the role you played in making this year's Valero Texas Open an extraordinary success.


$14.88M Distributed Through Champions fore Charity
Champions fore Charity fundraising program hosted it's annual Celebration of Champions on Tuesday, May 23 at Big'z Burger Joint UTSA. Over 230 representatives from charities, schools, and program sponsors -- from San Antonio, Austin and Corpus Christi attended the luncheon as funds raised through the seven month-long Champions fore Charity campaign were distributed to the 151 participating agencies. Based on the generous support from donors, $14.07M was contributed with a collection of 99.95% of the total fundraising commitments.

The Champions fore Charity campaign is a charitable initiative organized and supported by the Valero Texas Open, providing over 190 charity organizations throughout the greater San Antonio community and beyond with a fun and unique fundraising platform. The charities also received several financial incentives like the 7% Matching Gift, which totaled nearly $812,750 cumulatively.

Seymour Battle, Senior Vice President of Communications, PR & Engagement for Valero helped celebrate and congratulate the hard work, dedication and passion that the charity representatives put forth to better the community through the various services they provide on a daily basis.

Champions fore Charity Ambassadors, Randy Carroll (KJ 97 radio host) and David Chancellor (WOAI news anchor) helped to announce the record-breaking total of $14.88M distributed to charities from the 2022-2023 fundraising program - a part of the $23M announced from this year's Valero Texas Open for charity.

Truly donors are champions fore supporting charities. Charities are champions fore supporting our community!


Guess The Champion Contest
Donors from Champions fore Charity had the opportunity to guess at who would be the 2022 champion through the "Guess the Champion Contest". Seven (7) donors correctly guessed this year's champion, Corey Conners, for a chance to win a Stay & Play Package provided by TPC San Antonio and the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa.

The winner for the Stay & Play Package was drawn and unfortunately could not attend the Celebration of Champions. However, the charity the donor supported was Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children which received an incentive bonus of $5,000!

A few weeks later tournament officials were able to make a surprise announcement in front of the students and faculty at Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children, where the winner, Lori Debner, is on staff in the audiology department, and presented her with the Stay & Play Package.

Drawing fore More Awareness
During the fundraising campaign the Drawing fore More Awareness offered a fun way to keep participating charities and schools engaged and motivated. Throughout the seven-month campaign, charities were entered into a drawing for every $500 worth of pledges they received for a chance to win $2,500. Six (6) lucky charities earned a cumulative total of $15,000 from the Valero Texas Open tournament proceeds.

The drawings took place with the help of program ambassadors, Randy Carroll, Kimberly Crawford, and David Chancellor as they each alternated for each contest to randomly draw a qualified charity. Click on the charity names below to see the drawings that took place throughout the campaign season.

StarBexar STEMulate
StarCatholic Charities
StarFamily Service
StarMilitary Warriors Support Foundation
StarMission Road Ministries
StarTurn Center
Final Top 10 Charitable Leaderboard
A special congratulations to this year's top-10 performing charities from the 2022-2023 fundraising campaign. The totals listed below are specifically the amounts raised by each charity, not including incentives earned.

1Arms of Hope$506,000
3Hemisfair Conservancy$451,700
4THRU Project$378,200
5Kendall County Women's Shelter$354,000
6First Tee Greater San Antonio$353,500
7Foster In Texas$350,400
8The Ecumenical Center$325,000
9Family Service$320,300
10Soldiers' Angels$283,800

Champions fore Charity Corporate Partners
Champions fore Charity, thanks to its corporate supporters, is able to deliver 100% of all funds contributed to participating organizations. Please visit to learn more about the Valero Texas Open and its Champions fore Charity program.

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