“People Helping People” Golf Tops $81K to Improve Lives

Longest-running Denton County charity golf event raises most ever in 33rd year history


The course at the Denton Country Club sizzled with activity yesterday for the 33rd Annual People Helping People Golf Tournament, Denton County’s longest-running charity golf event, which set a record with over $81,287 raised to support United Way of Denton County’s mission to improve and transform lives.

One of only two outside events held at the exclusive, members-only Denton Country Club in Argyle, People Helping People enticed 136 golfers representing various Denton County companies and organizations to hit the course for a scramble format for the hot, but breezy, morning shotgun. Eight vehicle dealerships presented the tournament including American Eagle Harley-Davidson, Bill Utter Ford, Gunn Nissan Denton, Denton Dodge-Mazda, Honda of Denton, Huffines Kia of Corinth/Huffines Subaru of Corinth, James Wood, and Toyota of Denton.

“Today was a great day thanks to our local vehicle dealerships,” said Gary Henderson, President & CEO of United Way of Denton County. “We thank all of the sponsors, golfers, and volunteers who survived the heat to make this our most successful golf tournament to date.”

Golfers filling the sold-out flight of 34 teams began the day with the second-annual “Cluster Putt” on the putting green before heading out for the shotgun start. The day ended at the Denton Country Club clubhouse for the 19th Hole Celebration where participants exchanged golf tales over barbecue and tournament winners were announced.

Started in 1991 at the old UNT Golf Course, the People Helping People Golf Tournament has continually garnered support from area dealerships and businesses. To date, the tournament has raised more than $961,000 to support United Way of Denton County.

Additional sponsors for the 30th Annual People Helping People Golf Tournament include:

Iron Sponsor: Merki & Associates 

Eagle Sponsors: CTDI, DATCU Credit Union, Independent Financial, First State Bank, First United Bank, Texas Health Presbyterian Denton

Birdie Sponsors: American National Bank & Trust, Connections Wellness Group, Denton Chamber of Commerce/Discover Denton, Frost Bank, Law Office of Brent D. Bowen, PLLC

Putting Contest Sponsor: Texas Regional Bank

Speed Hole Sponsor: Worthington Bank

Closest to the Pin Sponsor: IMPress Graphics

19th Hole Celebration Sponsor: Atmos Energy

Beverage Station Sponsors: Pros PM, Title Resources

Breakfast Sponsors: Milpa Kitchen & Cantina, PointBank

Hole Sponsors: Cumberland Youth & Family Services, Denton Record-Chronicle, Illustrative Depictions

Longest Drive Sponsor: Groggy Dog

Checkout photos from the event courtesy of Illustrative Depictions >