Valero Texas Open
A Time for ThanksgivingThankful for Charities & Donors
12 Days of Giving Thankful For Our Volunteers
Ladies Night with Landyn
A Time for Thanksgiving

We are nearly two weeks away from satisfying our cravings for turkey, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, rolls, cranberry dressing, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and whatever else we can find at the dinner table. While over indulging in delicious food and being around the smiling faces of our loved ones is awesome, we want to take a moment to acknowledge and celebrate a day of Thanksgiving.

The Valero Texas Open staff is grateful for the volunteers that come from near and far to contribute their time and energy, the members of the media who help tell our story around the world, the generous sponsors who support the Tournament and its charitable mission, the PGA TOUR players and their families who travel to Texas to compete and provide excitement to our fans, the spectators who cheer on and support one of San Antonio’s oldest traditions, and the charities who offer compassion and care for those in need throughout our community.

Each of us plays a vital role in making the tournament a huge success. Together, we are the Valero Texas Open family and we are grateful to have you a part of it. Happy Thanksgiving!

12 Days of Giving

Valero Texas Open tournament tickets will go sale starting December 1 and what better way to have it launch but to have it coincide our with the sixth annual 12 Days of Giving!

Champions fore Charity (formerly known as Birdies for Charity©) participating organizations will receive $10 proceeds from each Valero Texas Open tournament ticket purchased online at between December 1-12. When checking out, ticket purchasers can select the charity or school of their choice from a drop down box to be the charitable recipient. The Valero Texas Open will also match up to an additional $500 per charity and the charity that helps sell the most tournament tickets will also be awarded a $2,500 bonus (with a minimum of 50 tickets sold)!

Tickets will be available for purchase through our ticket vendor, Ticketmaster, starting December 1. Please note that the 12 Days of Giving, between December 1-12, not only provides charities an additional opportunity to raise funds, but allows ticket buyers to make the most of their holiday gift giving!

StarLive ULTRA at The U ($60/day) allows you to experience the unique comfort and appeal of a premier hospitality credential at an affordable price, making The U a perfect place to gather. Located between the 16th tee & 11th tee, Live ULTRA at The U provides an intimate viewing area to cheer on the PGA TOUR pros. This venue features a patio with umbrella tables & tiered seats, a covered viewing deck, & open-air dining. An upgraded menu including bar service will be available for individual purchase.
StarCabana ($325/day) is strategically located between the 16th green & 17th tee, while adjacent to the fan-friendly Backyard. Experience the excitement of one of San Antonio’s biggest professional sporting events in a fun social ambiance while taking in all the action from multiple vantage points. Enjoy complimentary continental breakfast, full lunch buffet, afternoon hors d’oeuvres, & hosted bar service.
StarExecutive Club presented by Garrison Brothers Distillery ($425/day) offers a luxurious and entertaining environment right on top of the action at the competition’s closing hole. Experience a relaxed atmosphere to mingle, socialize and network in the air-conditioned dining and lounge area or watch many of the world’s top PGA TOUR players finish out their rounds from the covered, outdoor, tiered seating. Enjoy complimentary continental breakfast, full lunch buffet, afternoon hors d’oeuvres, & hosted bar service providing a superior spectator experience.
StarCHILDREN – New for this year, children ages 15 and younger (formerly 12 & under) receive complimentary admission.
StarMILITARY - As this is Military City, U.S.A., we are pleased to continue our tradition of offering complimentary admission to service men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces.
StarFIRST RESPONDERS - We are also proud to offer all Bexar county First Responders complimentary admission as well – for the sixth year in a row.
Ladies Night with Landyn
The annual Valero Texas Open Women’s Day event is getting a makeover and tournament officials couldn’t be happier to announce the launch of Ladies Night! We are also excited to share that’s year’s event, Ladies Night with Landyn, will feature Landyn Hutchinson and be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa.

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Landyn Hutchinson is a well-known lifestyle talent, entrepreneur, widely-famed Instagram sensation and your new best friend. Serving as the event’s keynote speaker, Landyn will captivate and inspire a highly engaged audience of passionate women for what is sure to be the ultimate ladies night out.

Attendees of the event will be greeted with champagne, indulge in delectable hors d’oeuvres, be pampered by interactive stations, and of course, entertained by Landyn in this intimate, fun-filled night. From marriage and parenting to health and beauty to interior design and style – there is no topic that Landyn doesn’t cover with her laid back, honest conversation because Landyn truly believes that women are better together. As Landyn says, “It’s Authentic. It’s Exciting. It’s ALL. THE. THINGS.”

Tickets for Ladies Night with Landyn, will go on sale December 1st and will sell out fast! Individual tickets are only $150. There will also be a limited number of exclusive VIP tickets available for $300, which includes preferred seating location and a special VIP Meet & Greet with Landyn prior to the event. This is a great holiday gift idea for the special woman in your life. Please visit to learn more.

I'm a working mama with two kids, still trying to find that work/mom/wife balance. My hope is to inspire you in this crazy life, be your daily dose of comic relief and the best girlfriend you never really knew you needed.

Thankful for Charities & Donors
The annual fundraising campaign previously known as Birdies for Charity; now Champions fore Charity, is presently underway.

The fundraising platform provides nonprofit organizations with an unique and engaging way to solicit donations while keeping 100% of the funds raised plus incentives, including a 7% matching gift opportunity provided by the Valero Texas Open.

Individuals and corporations from anywhere around the world are encouraged to participate and support their favorite cause through Champions fore Charity while knowing contributions are tax deductible and are maximized through the financial incentives the Valero Texas Open provides to participating organizations.

In 2019, the Valero Texas Open’s Champions fore Charity campaign set a new fundraising record of $6.8M which contributed greatly to the tournament’s overall charitable fundraising total of $15M.

We are thankful for our charities and donors. Donors are champions fore supporting charities. Charities are champions fore supporting our community. Registration is still open for prospective charities and schools looking for no-cost fundraising opportunities. To learn more and donate to your favorite charity and/or school visit,

In the spirit of the rebrand and new name to Champions fore Charity, we were honored to have Defending Champion Corey Conners and our 2015 Champion, Jimmy Walker in attendance to help launch the 2019-2020 campaign alongside program Ambassadors Randy Carroll of KJ 97 & David Chancellor of News 4 San Antonio.

Thankful For Our Volunteers
Executing an event the size and scope of the Valero Texas Open requires a lot of support. In 2019, more than 2,000 individuals donated over 58,000 hours of their time toward the successful execution of the Valero Texas Open. We are thankful and grateful for our volunteers.

Volunteering at the Valero Texas Open can be a very rewarding experience. We encourage people across our community who are looking for ways to get involved to learn more about our various volunteer committees and register today to secure your desired committee and shifts.

Visit to learn more and register.

Volunteer Spotlight

J. Paul Rollins

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StarNineteen (19) years with Valero Texas Open
StarBroadcast Committee (camera crew-coiler, driver, mic operator & spotter/scorer)

JP’s positive attitude, reliability (never has been late or missed a volunteer shift) and years of committee knowledge do not go unnoticed by the Broadcast Committee leadership and our Network Television Partners (NBC Sports/Golf Channel). During this past tournament, the Broadcast Committee Chair rewarded JP with the opportunity to walk with the marquee pairings on Saturday and Sunday. Those who interact and work with JP always notice his selflessness and the passion he exhibits during his shifts.

According to JP, the most rewarding part of being involved with the Valero Texas Open is the fellowship he has with his committee and knowing, that in a small way, he helped to contribute to the many charities that benefit from the tournament. When describing his volunteering experience to individuals not familiar with the event, he explains that being outside for four days on some of the “most awesome and beautiful scenery they might ever see” is such an enjoyable experience. However, the most significant benefit is knowing that you may have changed someone’s life with your acts of kindness (by volunteering time) because of all the charities that are supported by the Valero Texas Open.

Dave Mann

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StarFour (4) years with Valero Texas Open
StarAdmissions / Will-Call Committee

In the four years that Dave has been volunteering, he strives to make sure everyone has a fantastic experience when entering the grounds of the Valero Texas Open. Each day, well before the first bus arrives (and the sun comes up), Dave prepares his committee to greet our spectators and volunteers. Upon the arrival of the first bus of volunteers at the main entrance, he scans in each person’s credential with a welcoming smile on his face. This smile carries over to later in the morning when he starts greeting our spectators, sponsors, and guests. When the lines begin to form at the gate, and his committee is busy, his willingness to postpone taking a break or stepping into another area to help his fellow committee members provide uninterrupted customer services for our guests. Others on the Admissions/Will-Call committee call Dave’s leadership infectious. Leading by example, his fellow volunteers soon imitate the way he explains the bag/prohibited items policy, the friendly approach of passing out spectator guides or happily directing a lost individual to their destination.

Dave states that the camaraderie with his team members is his most rewarding part of being involved with the Valero Texas Open, and this is what brings him back each year. He would tell anyone not involved with the Valero Texas Open that the work initially felt may seem more than anticipated, but the reward of making the tournament successful by creating a great first impression is worth the effort.