Dallas CASA Classic Raises $2 Million

CASA Classic_17_Nate Bednarz (140)DALLAS, TX – AT&T, Goldman Sachs and Pioneer Natural Resources joined forces Monday, April 24 to host the Dallas CASA Classic, a charity golf tournament that this year contributed a record-breaking $2 million for the abused and neglected children Dallas CASA serves.
Tournament sponsors presented a check for $2 million, the largest check presented in tournament history. Now in its 20th year, the Dallas CASA Classic has raised $16.2 million for Dallas CASA, a nonprofit that provides trained volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children. The funds from the Dallas CASA Classic have allowed Dallas CASA to grow from serving 407 children annually in 1998 to serving 2,768 children in 2016. Dallas CASA’s goal is to serve every child in need.
“As we celebrate our 20th anniversary as a company, we are thrilled to support Dallas CASA in reaching its $2 million goal for the 20th year of this charitable invitational tournament, which bolsters the organization’s bottom line and provides hope for children living in foster care,” said Pioneer President and CEO Tim Dove. “The participation of our generous business partners and the hundreds of caring employee volunteers always makes this tournament a success, and they really stepped up to the plate once again for a great cause.”
The tournament, which drew 700 golfers from around the country, is the largest single-day, non-PGA golf fundraiser in the country. Held simultaneously at Brookhaven Country Club and the Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas, the tournament featured a full day of golf with both morning and afternoon sessions.
“Dallas CASA would not have been able to embark on this tremendous and exciting growth plan without the Dallas CASA Classic and the incredible corporate partners we have in AT&T, Goldman Sachs and Pioneer,” said Kathleen LaValle, Dallas CASA’s executive director and president. “This tournament has brought hope and support directly to thousands of Dallas-area children living in protective care because it’s not safe at home.”
“Goldman Sachs is proud to give back to the community we live and work in,” said Chance Monroe, managing director of Goldman Sachs and Dallas CASA board member. “Working to provide the children in our community safe childhoods is one of the best investments we can make for the future of our city and our citizens.”
“AT&T is a proud supporter of Dallas CASA and grateful for this corporate partnership with Goldman Sachs and Pioneer, which has been a game-changer for Dallas CASA,” Corey Anthony, AT&T senior vice president and a Dallas CASA board member. “We look forward to continuing this partnership so that Dallas CASA can reach its goal of serving 100 percent of the children in need in Dallas County.”