Cove House to host charity golf tournament today

Cove House Golf Tourney

COPPERAS COVE — Cove House Emergency Homeless Shelter hosts its 13th annual golf tournament to benefit its operations this morning at the Hills of Cove Golf Course. The tournament starts at 8 a.m. Golfers can register at the course if they haven’t already, said Benjamin Tindall, Cove House executive director. The tournament will be a four-person scramble, which means that four people will make up a team and the team will take the best score as the whole, Tindall said. Players can also purchase mulligans and buy-ups. “We have three fundraisers per year, and this is definitely a large fundraiser for us,” Tindall said, after claiming it raises 8 percent of the organization’s operating funds. Registration is $65 per person. Holes are sponsored by various local businesses to raise money for the emergency homeless shelter and food pantry, Tindall said. The organization also is raising money by conducting a raffle at the event. People can buy tickets for raffle prizes such as a 50-inch flat-screen television, a recliner and more during the tournament. In past years, the tournament has seen about 15 teams and roughly 60 participants and raised between $7,000 and $8,000. The shelter looks to pass those numbers this year. “We want to hit this hard, and hope a lot of people come out and support us,” Tindall said. The tournament has become a tradition that keeps Cove House operating, said Charles Alcorn, Cove House board member. The shelter is at 108 E. Halstead Ave. It operates three emergency homeless shelters: one for women, one for men and one for families. It also operates a food pantry, which distributes food on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Contact Mason W. Canales at or (254) 501-7474.   You can find the original story here: