The history of this Golf Tournament began with four Texas Lions (Lions Mike Butler, Marshall Cooper, Bruce Rickert and Harry Wickersham) coming to the Annual Board meeting of Texas Lions Camp (TLC) in Kerrville to enjoy fellowship with each other. They all loved to play golf and so what began on a $10 per person gentlemen’s donation at the Flying L Ranch Golf Course in Bandera, Texas, has grown into a major FUNdraising event which generates more than $100,000 annually for children with special medical conditions. Other Lions heard about the golf outing and dozens joined in to play in subsequent years including Lion Ed Stebbins who was recruited to help organize the event into an annual fund-raising opportunity. He made the original presentation to the TLC Board of Directors to make the Golf Tournament an annual fund-raising event as well as recommended that the event be named in honor of Lion Harry Wickersham (who was the real golfer in the original foursome). In addition, he recruited Lion Lester Frantzen and the Fredericksburg Lions Club to help organize and operate the tournament each year.
The Wickersham Tournament now has its own Facebook page! Please join us on line for announcements, current events and information.
To date, with your help and that of an anonymous donor, we have raised, well, click here to see for yourself. The goal that has been set for each district is $6,250, which can be raised through hole sponsorships or direct, charitable donations. Please take a look and see how your district compares to their goal and in constrast to others.
Our goal that was set prior to Covid-19, was $150,000 so we still have plenty of work left to do.
For more information about individual (hole) sponsorship or corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact Milton Dare. Every dollar raised benefits the Texas Lions Camp and translates to children being served.
Details about the Tournament are as follows:
The tournament will consist of one, morning flight of approximately 32 teams. To register your team, you make select from one of the following two options:
Individuals and Clubs may purchase a hole-sponsorship for the low, low price of $100. Our valued hole sponsors will be featured on a sign by Lions District (lions membership not required) that will be placed on a tee-box during the event. Sponsors will also be listed here on the website.
There are two ways to purchase your hole-sponsorship:
To View a listing of our valued hole-sponsor for 2020, please click here.
Corporate Sponsors will have the opportunity to partner with TLC in the production of the event and will be recognized in various ways according to their sponsorship level. For more information about becoming a corporate sponsor, please select from the following: