The Argyle Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday morning donated 50 percent of the profits from their first golf tournament to member charities that provided volunteers to help with the tournament.
“Giveback Golf” was conceptualized and spearheaded by the chamber’s VP of Events, Gavin Fleten.
“To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time a chamber of commerce has done anything like this,” said Fleten, “but the success of this event shows us that this is a wonderful way to support the agencies in the community that work so hard to provide services to those in need.”
Fleten, along with Chamber President Phil Loftis, Tricia Robinson from State Representative Tan Parker’s office, Megan Everett from Congressman Michael Burgess’ office, and chamber board member Michelle Simms, presented 10 checks totaling $4,100 to the Argyle ISD Education Foundation, Born2Be Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Boys and Girls Club of North Central Texas, Cloud 9 Charities, Cross Timbers Church, Cross Timbers Family YMCA, Good Samaritan Lake Forest Village, Liberty Christian School, Metroport Meals on Wheels, and New Hope Equine Therapy. A check was also sent to the United Way of Denton County.
Four graduating high school seniors—two from Argyle High School and two from Liberty Christian School—were awarded $4,000 in scholarships, double the amount given away last year.
Fleten and the chamber’s Board of Directors are already planning a second event this fall to benefit member charities.
“Taste for Good” will take place September 9th at Denton Country Club. Area restaurants, distilleries, vineyards, and breweries will provide tastings, casino games will be available, and a cigar bar is planned for the back patio at the newly-remodeled club. Tickets can be purchased at the chamber’s website, www.argylechamber.org.