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Pelican Houston hosted our Annual Customer Appreciation Golf Tournament on the beautiful Island Course at The Clubs of Kingwood on May 5, 2022. This fun event shows our customers how much we appreciate their business and value our relationships. As in our past tournaments, extra activities were available at many of the tee boxes such as team photos, the longest drive contest, closest to the pin contest, and a spinning wheel game that tested each participant’s luck - or lack thereof. The tournament was great fun and new for this year, attendees made a significant contribution to heart health education and heart disease prevention by donating to the American Heart Association.

This year, the tournament featured a charitable aspect benefitting The American Heart Association (AHA). Participants could purchase hole sponsorships and give donations in various ways which were met with in-kind contributions by Pelican to the Houston Heart Walk benefitting the American Heart Association. Donations and sponsorships up to $5k were matched by Pelican dollar-for-dollar. At the close of the tournament, a total donation of over $11k was presented to local representatives of The American Heart Association, Karla Hoskin Vice President of the Heart Challenge, and Morgan Faiella Corporate Development Director. The AHA provides education and community support to fight heart disease and stroke, saving and improving lives.

Among our many sponsors who staffed tents on the golf course, the American Heart Association had a CPR Education Booth complete with live demonstration and instruction in hands-only CPR. The Houston Heart Challenge has a goal of training 1,000,000 people in hands-only CPR by 2024 and we are thrilled to be a part of meeting that goal. If you are interested in learning more about Hands-Only CPR, there are courses, downloads, and other resources hosted online by AHA.

The catalyst for including a fundraiser with the golf tournament is Tate Chapman, son of Pelican Houston President Tommy Chapman, who was born with a heart defect and had open-heart surgery at only seven days old. Following additional surgeries early in his life, Tate is now a healthy teen living a full academic and social life including participation in team sports. Tate makes time to give back to the AHA by serving as a Heart Ambassador to help educate the community on the life-saving research The American Heart Association provides. We are so glad Tate attended the tournament to present the donation check to the American Heart Association!

See for yourself in this short video how our Pelican staff and customers enjoyed a truly fun day and helped make a significant contribution to heart health education and heart disease prevention. Everyone here at Pelican is grateful for the fantastic turnout and total donation to the American Heart Association and through them our community at large. #Partofit #Partofourcommunity