Petra's 14th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Raises $70,000 for Charity
Petra Industries, the nation’s leading wholesale distributor of consumer electronics, custom installation products, wireless accessories, mobile audio/video accessories and appliance connection supplies, held its 14th Annual Charity GolfTournament and raised $70,000 to support Mercy Ministries of America and Whiz Kids.
“Each year we hold this event, we’re overwhelmed and overjoyed by the turnout of our vendors and business partners who come from around the nation to support these two charities,” says Bill Stewart, President/CEO of Petra Industries. “Together with our supporters we’re able to impact the lives of those served by Mercy Ministries of America and Whiz Kids, and that means a great deal to the Petra family.”
This year, more than 150 of Petra’s vendors, partners and employees participated in the festivities, which kicked off with a cocktail reception and Texas Hold ‘Em tournament at Fox & Hound Pub and Grille on the evening of October 24. Following the kick-off event, all participants teed it up with a shotgun-start golf scramble at Oak Tree Golf Country Club in Edmond, Okla., the morning of October 25.
The golf tournament wrapped up with a luncheon for all attendees and prizes were awarded to tournament winners for the best team score, longest drive, longest putt andclosest to pin. Later a prize raffle drawing was held, and the event concluded with Stewart presenting checks for $35,000 each to Heather Robinson, Executive Director of Development for Mercy Ministries of America, and Bea Jai Webb, Program Director for Whiz Kids.
"Mercy Ministries of America is transforming the lives of hurting girls around thenation and we couldn't do it without the support of partners like Petra," says Heather Robinson, Executive Director of Development for Mercy Ministries. “As a privately funded ministry that offers our program free-of-charge, we dependsolely on donations and our longstanding partnership with Petra helps us restore hope for so many."
"Partnership with organizations like Petra is what allows us to reach the number of at risk boys and girls we currently serve, and the need to reach more continues to increase," says Bea Jai Webb, Program Director for Whiz Kids. "Without such support, we are not able to fulfill our mission of improving the well-being of inner-city youth through academic tutoring, positive mentoring and communicating spiritual and moral values."
|About Mercy Ministries of America
Since 1983, Mercy Ministries' free-of-charge, voluntary Christian residential program has served a diverse population of young women from various socio-economic backgrounds, ages 13-28, who face a combination of life-controlling issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, drug and alcohol addictions, physical and sexual abuse, depression and unplanned pregnancy. Mercy Ministries of America has residential homes in Monroe, LA, Nashville, TN, St. Louis, MO, and Sacramento, CA. For more information about Mercy Ministries of America, go to www.mercyministries.org or call 615-831-6987.
|About Whiz Kids
Whiz Kids is a faith-based, one-on-one volunteer tutoring/mentoring program that focuses on first through eighth grade students who live in areas which have some of the highest drop-out rates and lowest socioeconomic levels in Oklahoma City. Whiz Kids is proactive and preventative in nature, targeting inner-city schools and students who are reading below grade level and who could benefit most from a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult. For more information about Whiz Kids, go to www.whizkidsok.org or call 405-232-3232.