UISD Golf Tournament Finds Sponsor to Help Graduate Students

United Independent School District has announced an upcoming golf tournament that will help UISD students go further in their college education.

This is part of the scholarship program which provides a $1,000 scholarship to graduates of Alexander, LBJ, United, and United South high schools.

The event will take place on October 29 at the Max A. Mandel Golf Course.

Financially challenged students in need of a start-up scholarship are the recipients of funds raised during the tournament. This will allow them to attend any university or college of their choice.

Powell Motor Group also announced its official lead sponsorship of the event for the seventh consecutive year.

UISD said the promise of this year’s tournament should be bigger than ever, as Powell Motor Group will offer players the chance to win cars.

“As educators, we understand something about timing,” UISD said in a statement. “The time you graduate from high school and the sooner you can start your college or university career, the better because it provides continuity.

“We are extremely grateful that these people have stuck with us through every possible situation.”

Zachary Powell, Toyota’s Executive Director of Laredo, was thrilled to support the next generation who will help grow the community in the future.

“Our contribution is nothing compared to the contribution your educators and administrators make by investing in our youth,” Powell said. “We are truly fortunate to be able to partner with you.”

On behalf of the UISD Board of Directors, Javier Montemayor said he was grateful to have the support of the Powell Watson Motors Group, and looked forward to playing golf for a good purpose.

“If it’s your first time playing golf, you’re going to have a blast,” Montemayor said. “Golf is one of those games where you can get out there and be challenged. You’re going to have a great time, but more than anything, it’s an investment in our students and in our children’s future when they will leave USID.

“A lot of these kids come back and reinvest in our community. They get jobs in Laredo and raise their families, and their children go to our schools.

UISD Superintendent David Gonzalez also shared his excitement and said he would participate in the tournament.

“Our goal for students is to educate them and we want to make sure they graduate. And for those entering college, what a perfect opportunity for us to provide them with additional support,” Gonzalez said. “It’s an effort that we take very personally, because we know it has a positive impact on our students and in our community.

“Some people are very competitive. Me too, but I’m not good at golf. “But I’ll be there to have fun and… with one goal in mind: we help our students with scholarships, and that’s what we want to do: have fun and do it in a good way. aim.”

According to UISD athletic director Bobby Cruz, the program raised half a million dollars for students in the years it ran.

“At the end of the day, every penny is for our children,” he said. “I really appreciate everyone’s help.”

For more information on the tournament, contact Cruz at 956-473-7100 or email [email protected]

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