One-hundred forty-four players had fun and helped raise money for worthy charities and Humble ISD student scholarships on Thursday, May 4th at the Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area’s fourth annual Cinco de Mayo Charity Golf Tournament (celebrated a day early!) at the beautiful Tour 18 Golf Course in Humble.
One-hundred and forty-four golfers came together to help raise money for worthy local charities and Humble ISD student scholarships during Lake Houston Rotary’s fourth annual Cinco de Mayo Charity Golf Tournament (celebrated on May 4th this year).  The tournament was a sell out at the beautiful Tour 18 Golf Course, 3102 FM 1960 East, in Humble.

Lined up and raring to go! Teams board their golf carts for the 8 a.m. shotgun start.
The excitement started at 7 a.m. with registration, goodie bags and breakfast tacos with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Players competed for a chance to win the $10,000 Hole-in-One Contest and the $5,000 Putting Contest. There were also over 30 stuffed gift baskets available for bids during the day-long silent auction.  
When the golfers concluded play, steak fajitas with refried beans and rice were served for lunch. While iced tea and bottled water were on hand, spirit refreshments were available for purchase.  

First, second and third place trophies were awarded to the winning teams by Rotary Club President Eric Gomez. We regret to report no one won the big prize money of $10,000 or $5,000, but everyone had fun trying to win.

Raffle prizes included everything from a University of Houston basket with themed jerseys, tumblers, and assorted other goodies to Houston Astros World Series Champions Wreaths and tickets to upcoming Astros games. Several baskets were suitable for Mother’s Day gifts. If someone was looking for a sure thing, dozens of $25 “mystery” gift cards were available for $20 each. There were wine and spirits baskets and meat coolers full of FFA student raised beef steaks. There was something for everyone with every other type of gift basket you could imagine.

The weather threatened the previous night but thankfully cooperated the entire day.  It was a beautiful day to raise money for charity and play the Tour 18 Golf Course.

Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament Winners were: First Place: Brocker’s Autos Team - Val Sukeichi, Bart Brocker, and Aaron Victorian. Second Place: Stellar Bank Team - Gary Englert, Dwight Hooks, Steve Daniele and Tony Delgado. Third Place: Guy Womack Team - Guy Womack.

President Gomez expressed his thanks and recognition to all the sponsors and players for making this tournament fundraiser possible and for supporting Rotary’s fundraising efforts to help worthy community charities and Humble ISD student scholarships.
Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament sponsors were: Executive Club Sponsors – Gold: Plains State Bank and Edward Jones; Bronze: Lake Houston Family YMCA; Presenting Sponsor: Plains State Bank; Driving Range Sponsor: KW Receivables; Lunch Sponsor: Stellar Bank; Hole In One Sponsor: Robbins Chevrolet; Beverage Cart Sponsor: Price Financial; Breakfast Sponsor: San Jacinto College; Putting Contest Sponsor: Kevin Burke DDS; Four-Way Test Sponsor: Edwin Coligado DDS; Registration Table Sponsor: First Liberty Bank; Service Above Self Sponsors: Aviation & Marketing International and ProTank; Hole Sponsors: The Home Care Family, Ellie Mental Health, Kathleen Sison’ Dedicated Excellence Catholic Media, Houston Methodist – The Woodlands, The Karlstrom Family, Banc Card of America, Cole Kristen Robbins, The McFerrin Foundation and Doug Sheer.

100% of net charity fundraising proceeds from Rotary’s Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament are used to support community charities and student scholarships. Rotarians are all volunteers and pay membership dues to fund club operations.

The following organizations (partial list) received grants from Lake Houston Rotary’s foundation during of its 2022-23 fiscal year: Humble ISD student scholarships, Humble ISD FFA Livestock Auction, YMCA, Including Kids Autism Center, Family Promise, Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM), Re: Mind Depression & Bipolar Support, The Village Centers, Community Response Task Force (CRTF), Junior Rotarian Program, Rotary Youth Exchange Program, Society of St. Stephens, Oaks of Righteousness, Mission Northeast, Rotary Rose Group, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, WINGS Ministry, Boots for Troops, Hopeful Hearts, Dora's Dawgs and Katz, to name just a few. Charitable donations and grants are made to and by the Lake Houston Rotary Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit.

Rotary's Corvette Raffle grand prize was on display during the tournament. Raffle tickets are $100 and the drawing will be held at Noon on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at Robbin's Chevrolet in Humble.

Tournament players also had the opportunity to personally examine and purchase $100 raffle tickets to win the Grand Prize for Rotary’s 2023 Corvette Raffle charity fundraiser. The prize is a 2023 Corvette C8 Stingray Coupe LT1. Runner-up prizes are ten $250 gift cards. The Rotary Corvette Raffle winners will be chosen at Noon on Saturday, May 13th at the Rotary Club’s raffle sponsor, Robbins Chevrolet in Humble. Raffle tickets may be purchased from any Lake Houston Rotarian or online at

Tour 18 provided a unique experience for players competing in Rotary’s Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament as the course is a painstaking reproduction of some of the most renowned holes in the history of golf. The holes at Tour 18 replicate the tournament challenges faced by some of the great legends of golf. For more information about Tour 18 visit

Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area members and guests meet at 11:45 a.m. most Wednesdays for their weekly lunch meeting at the Lake Houston Family YMCA, 2420 West Lake Houston Pkwy. in Kingwood.

The Summer Creek Satellite Club meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 8:30 a.m., at Generation Park 3rd floor Nimble Office Suite, 250 Assay St., Houston.

For more information about Rotary or membership, visit or search for our Facebook page @LakeHoustonAreaRotary.