Chamber scholarship tourney ‘blazing’ success

(Royse City) June 4, 2012 – By Julia Bryant, Royse City Chamber

The Royse City Chamber of Commerce 11th Annual Golf Tournament was a huge success and fun for all who participated. A group of 74 golfers enjoyed an entertaining day with friends and business colleagues while enjoying delicious food, great prizes, fabulous awards and lots of camaraderie.

The Scholarship Award recipients for 2012 are Nicole Austin and Tim Conatser. 

Every year the Royse City Chamber partners with businesses and individuals who want to contribute to improve education for our students.The money earned from this golf tournament goes toward scholarships for two graduating high school seniors.

It is our hope to grow this tournament enough to contribute even more in the future. It is truly heartwarming to see everyone working together in the spirit of giving at this event. The generosity shown is a true testimony to the character of this community.

Burton Gilliam

I would personally like to thank actor Burton Gilliam for taking time out of his busy schedule to be a part of our day. He considerately brought along two autographed copies of “Blazing Saddles,” a movie in which he starred, along with two autographed stills from the movie which he auctioned off after the tournament and donated the proceeds back to the Chamber.

And of course, a very special thank you goes out to all of our considerate sponsors, donors, players, volunteers, committee, David Glenn and photographer Bob Lewis who had a hand in making this event a great success. Get ready for next year, because along with the new games we added this year, there is already another fun one in the works.

1st Place Team:

Eric Elder

Dusty Owen

Mike Howerton

Billy McKee

2nd Place Team:

Chris Crouch

Matt Neyra

Todd Rolen

Randall Ingle


North Texas Hyundai

OMI Crane Systems, Inc.

Texas Leadership Bank

Farmers Electric Cooperative

Bakers Ribs of Caddo Mills

Chick-fil-A of Rockwall


American National Bank

Metro Anesthesia

Lake Pointe Medical Center

Lakeside Chevrolet

Bob Ellis Insurance

Minuteman Press

Fowler Design Studio


Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial

Oncor Electric Delivery

Country Friends Veterinary Clinic


Rest Haven Funeral Home

Royse City Medical and Surgical

RE/MAX Heritage Real Estate

Senator Bob Deuell

Rockwall Urgent Care

Adobe Title Company

Royse City EDC

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital

Royse City Rotary

Bostick Roofing

Century 21 Upchurch Real Estate

Choice Heating and Air

Ginger Stephens, CPA


Holiday Inn Express of Royse City

Mansions of Rockwall

Huffines Communities

Hilton Bella Harbor

Sports Authority

Twin Lakes Golf Course

Housewarmers of Rockwall County


Arbor House

Bulldog Powersports

Business Directories of Texas

Richards Smokehouse


Ginger Stephens, CPA

Jennifer Phelps, Scentsy

Buffalo Creek Golf Course

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital

Orthopaedic Specialists

Atmos Energy

Fowler Design Studio

Culvers Restaurant

Susan Simon

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