NEEF donors tee up for education, raise funds for innovative grants

Sep 25, 2020 | Featured, News

Despite a global pandemic, the North East Educational Foundation raised $110,000 at the 15th annual Jerry Comalander’s Fore! The Kids Tournament held at Canyon Springs Golf Club on Sept. 25.

With social distancing and safety restrictions in place, a total of 148 golfers, representing 39 companies, joined forces to impact local education. Funds raised will directly benefit North East ISD teachers and students through innovative grants.

Before tee off, NEEF Executive Director Amy Lane and NEISD Superintendent Dr. Sean Maika thanked golfers for their support.

“In a crazy year, it is easy to step back and not do as much, so we really appreciate you coming out and supporting us,” Dr. Maika said.

He also recognized NEEF Golf Chair Kimberly Prater and the golf committee for their tireless work.

Prater was thrilled to see months of planning come to life.

“We are so excited to be able to have our event today, this golf tournament brings out so many donors for the District and the Foundation,” Prater said. “We were originally concerned that we would not be able to follow through with our tournament, but thankfully we were able to make it happen and it’s been a great success.”

She added that the tournament was made possible thanks to the golf committee and NEEF staff persevering and seeing it through to fruition.

New this year, the event featured an excavator ball drop sponsored by Joeris General Contractors. Dr. Maika operated the excavator and dropped a total of 339 golf balls bought by NEEF supporters. Beverly Baldwin’s golf ball landed closest to the pin and won her a $750 Visa gift card.

A big thank you to all of our sponsors and players for supporting us during a difficult time.

Congratulations to our winners:

Longest Drive: Danny Cornejo

Closest to the Pin #7: Eddie Ochoa

Closest to the Pin Drive for the Weekend: Jacob Lerma

3rd Place:
Silber & Associates
Patrick Mabry
Jose Barba
Richard Rodriguez
John Hosty
2nd Place:
Mike Trompeter
Paul Weppner
Robert Baldwin
and Guest
1st Place:
Wayne Starnes
Dennis Wagner
Jim Potts
Jacob Lerma

Many thanks to our sponsors:




3Sixty Integrated

Central Electric Enterprises


Firstmark Credit Union


Garza Architects

Garza/Bomberger & Associates

The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation

Hilltop Securities Inc.

Joeris General Contractors, Ltd.

KNRG Architects

Laurel Ridge Treatment Center


M.A.N.S. Distributors, Inc.

Marmon Mok / Byrne Construction

O’Connell Robertson

PBK Architects

R-S-C-R Inc. / MTR

RVK Architects

Silber & Associates

Skanska USA Building Inc.


TMC Sports Turf

UMB Bank



Cleary Zimmermann Engineers, LLC

Computer Solutions

DBR Engineering Consultants, Inc.


Intelligent Engineering Services, LLP (IES)

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Prestige Emergency Room

Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.

Terracon Consultants, Inc.

The Darr Family Fund

TTL, Inc.


Alamo Architects

AstroTurf Corporation

CDS Muery

Civil Engineering Consultants

Jefferson Bank

LPA, Inc.


Schulman, Lopez, Hoffer & Adelstein, LLP

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