12th Annual Port Freeport Golf Tournament Delivers Record Proceeds

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Port Freeport Commission and staff present a $84,000 check to the Texas Port Ministry. Photo courtesy of Port Freeport.

The Port Freeport Commission and staff presented a check in the amount of $84,000 from the proceeds of the 12 th Annual Port Freeport Golf Tournament to Chris Moore, Director of Texas Port Ministry (“TPM”) during the Nov. 16 port commissioners meeting.

The golf tournament was held on October 16, 2023, at The Wilderness Golf Course in Lake Jackson, Texas, with a single-flight foursome scramble format. The generosity of the teams and over 78 sponsors from the Freeport and Houston maritime transportation industry, and local businesses within the district made the event a huge success achieving record net proceeds of $84,000. These proceeds will benefit TPM, and the important services provided to seafarers, truckers, and others.

“The Port Commission and I would like to extend a special thank you to our dedicated sponsors, their teams, and all of the volunteers for their commitments each year,” said Port Commission Chairman Ravi Singhania. “It is an honor to host the annual tournament benefiting Texas Port Ministry, and knowing all the proceeds benefit individuals that come into contact with our Port community on a daily basis.”

Texas Port Ministry provides for the spiritual, social, and physical needs of mariners, truckers, and port workers within the Freeport Harbor Channel community. Their center provides transportation services portwide, allowing shore side access to mariners transiting secure facilities Additionally, it has accommodations such as comfort stations, communications stations, and areas to log downtime. Each year, Texas Port Ministry impacts over 10,000 international seafarers from over 50 countries, over 150,000 truck drivers, and many local port workers. The work of the ministry is completely funded through donations and through the service of over 40 volunteers representing 20 area churches.

“The tournament was a success and made possible through the support from our partners and local businesses,” said Port Freeport Executive Director/CEO Phyllis Saathoff. The proceeds from the event will assist TPM as they continue their important humanitarian service for those that come into contact with the Freeport Harbor Channel community,” said Saathoff.