Responding to the untold damages experienced by hundreds of credit union employees, the Texas Credit Union League, Texas Credit Union Foundation, Southwest Corporate FCU, and the Harmon Killebrew Foundation have partnered to co-host a celebrity golf tournament on Tuesday Nov.18, 2008.

 Golfers will enjoy 18 holes of championship golf at the fabulous Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, Texas, along with celebrity athletes including baseball Hall of Fame legend Harmon Killebrew.

 Confirmed Sponsors are led by Southwest Corporate Federal Credit Union, along with US Central Federal Credit Union, Co-op Financial Services, Bluepoint Solutions, Pulse and American Share Insurance. Sponsorships are priced at $7,500, which includes:

* One foursome of golf
* Play with celebrity athlete
* Private celebrity reception
* Full breakfast
* On course drinks/snacks
* Luncheon and awards
* Event signage
* Sponsorship Gift

A foursome can play for $1,000, which includes: (may register as a Single for $250)
* Golf fees
* Full breakfast
* On course beverages and snacks
* Luncheon and awards
* Appreciation gifts.

“This tournament will be a fabulous way to support the disaster relief efforts,” said Dick Ensweiler, Texas Credit Union League CEO and president. “The credit union community has been quick to respond to the initial disaster needs, and we know the demand will be there for the longer term needs as well.” Ensweiler said he hopes the tournament will raise $100,000 for disaster relief.

The Texas Credit Union Foundation, which administers the disaster relief grants, already has provided nearly 900 grants, totaling over $469,000 to individuals who work for credit unions in the affected areas. However, the number of people who lost their entire homes is significant, and many will face massive costs, especially those with limited or no insurance coverage.

“We know that having to literally rebuild from the ground up will be a long-term, difficult proposition. These are life-changing situations for many people. The more help we can provide to these families, who, despite their losses, show up for work every day to serve their members, the stronger their future will become,” said Jill Pharr, Texas Credit Union Foundation executive director.

To join the list of sponsors, or to register, go to or contact any of the Foundation staff: Jill Pharr, 469-385-6447, Courtney Nickles, 469-385-6448, or Staci Zale, 469-385-6443.