Two-Day Fundraising Event Supports Child Cancer Patients
By Ellie Leeper
Photography By Greg Harrison
The Scene: This year’s Teed Off and All-In Against Cancer fundraiser was held at Leon Springs Dance Hall, benefiting the Children’s Cancer Floor of The Children’s Hospital Of San Antonio. In its 15th year, over 500 guests were in attendance at the hall, for the first event of the weekend fundraiser. The following morning, 290 golfers teed up to participate in a tournament that also supported The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio at the Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort.
The Vibe: The theme of the evening was the “Duck Dynasty” TV series with guests dressed in camouflage. Greeting guests on the step and repeat at the entrance of Leon Springs Dance Hall were life-sized cutouts of the TV show characters. Black Tie Events provided the catering for the evening and Tom “T-Bone” Bounds was the event auctioneer. Nashville recording artist Eric Paslay provided live musical entertainment after the auction closed.
The Cause: The Teed Off At Cancer organization was started by Tom “T-bone” Bounds and his wife Jana, and supporters and sponsors of the non-profit have grown into a following, making Teed Off at Cancer one of the largest charity golf events in San Antonio. This is the sixth year the event has benefitted The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.
Through the Howard A. Britton, M.D., Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio brings a ministry of care and compassion to young cancer patients and their families. The Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is the only comprehensive center of its kind in South Texas. State-of the-art treatments are provided to children and adolescents in a “One-Stop-Shop” – with inpatient, outpatient, admitting and other services all located on the 8th floor of the Children’s Hospital.
The funds raised will be given directly to the H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Persevere Everyday) bags, which are distributed to families when their child has been admitted to the hospital. The bags provide supplies that are needed when hospital admittance comes quickly and unexpected. The fundraiser also provides funding for Camp Discovery, a camp for children diagnosed with cancer.