As we focus on a new year for the H-E-B Tournament of Champions,
we wish to thank all of our generous Sponsors
and those that are new to our event. It is heartwarming to look back over the past 37 years and
recognize what an
important role you have played in our success. The importance of your donation is immeasurable
as we expand
our giving to the ever-growing number of charitable organizations in our communities. We look
great anticipation to another record-breaking year!
Please celebrate with us by registering to attend our 38th Annual H-E-B Tournament of Champions. Your loyalty, friendship and giving spirit is the foundation of our event and we are extremely grateful for each of you.
Funds Go Directly to Non-profits
37 Year Total
The H-E-B Tournament of Champions was established in 1986 when
Company asked H-E-B Grocery Co. to invite a few of their market vendors to play
in a golf tournament and donate the proceeds to Special OlympicsTexas. The
President of Decker Foods was the Chairman of the Board for Special Olympics
Texas at that time. The event raised $38,500 and the proceeds made it possible
to hire a Special OlympicsTexas Games Coordinator for Area 20 which included
San Antonio. Chuck Hendryx(H-E-B V.P.) and Kathy Ashwin (Admin Asst.)
organized the event in six weeks and concluded, if they had a year to plan the
event, more money would be raised. The following year the event raised
$78,000 and the rest is history!
Over the past 37 years, this event has raised over $145 million dollars benefiting Special OlympicsTexas and other worthwhile organizations that focus on children and educational initiatives throughout the State of Texas.
In 2003, the H-E-B Tournament of Champions Charitable Trust was established and the event became a 501(c)3 tax exempt private foundation under the Internal Revenue codes.