On Monday, April 24, 2023, JoyRx hosted its inaugural Golf for Joy Austin, presented by NFP. This premier two-day event included a reception and dinner, guest Q&A with PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions professional, Jim Furyk, and a PRO-AM golf experience at the beautiful Omni Barton Creek Resort & Country Club.
After over a decade of hosting a tournament in Portland, this is the first year Austin has seen its own PRO-AM tournament. The Austin community banded together to raise over $185,000 in vital funding for JoyRx.
Monday marked the dinner reception and program for JoyRx. Guests enjoyed dinner and entertainment. The entertainment included a speech from JoyRx CEO, Danielle York, a thrilling live auction, and a powerful story from Priscilla Islas-McGaughy about her daughter, Kamari, and their family’s experience with JoyRx Music. The night concluded with an exhilarating Q&A session with PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions professional, Jim Furyk.
Tuesday dawned cloudy but warm for the tournament: Amateurs and professionals enjoyed the stunning course at Omni Creek, competing for awards.
Congratulations to our winners:
- Juan Perdomo (Captain)
- Mario Sacramento
- Texas Harper
- Agustin Trevino
Putting Contest: Michael Irvine
Longest Drive: Augustin Trevino
Closest to the Pin: Shayne Eddleman
The true winners, of course, are the children and families served by JoyRx. It’s through the generosity, support, and dedication of our Austin community that we could raise these funds to bring more Joy to children across Texas and beyond.
You can view and download memorable photos from the event here. Here are a few highlights from the two days: