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Dallas, Texas September 8, 2021 –Union Gospel Mission (UGM) Dallas’s hosted the William H. Thompson Memorial Golf Classic on September 8th at Tour 18 Golf Course to bring awareness and hope to the homeless in Dallas. This the 29th year of the event, which carries on the legacy of former UGM CEO, affectionally know as Brother Bill. The fundraising tournament is a networking opportunity for business professionals as well as an opportunity to win great prizes from sponsors ranging from $50 Texas de Brazil gift cards, to a $500 Callaway Golf Shopping Spree, to a brand-new truck. Click here for photos

As part of UGM’s commitment to Shield the Homeless, they provide more than just a hot meal and a warm bed. UGM Dallas offers recovery programs, education programs, job training & placement, transitional housing, veteran’s services, and licensed childcare. During the unprecedented events of 2020, UGM Dallas opened their doors 24/7 to the homeless community to ensure their safety.

“The William H. Thompson Memorial Golf Classic is an amazing way for our community to come together and honor his legacy—by serving those he spent his life caring for,” stated Bruce Butler, CEO of UGM Dallas. “With the help of attendees, UGM Dallas will continue to transform lives to end homelessness one person at a time.”

UGM Dallas would like to thank their event sponsors

Title Sponsor               Calvary Bible Church

Lunch Sponsor            Texas de Brazil

Logo Ball Sponsor       SPERE Corp

Breakfast Sponsor       The Time Group

Hole-in-One Sponsor  Mile Marker Advisors

                                    Lewisville Autoplex

Platinum Sponsors:     C82 Commercial, Sheils Winnubust, PC, Dick & Diane Steele, Victory Fellowship Church

Hole Sponsors:            coreNOC, The Original Pancake House DFW, Re-Teck

Gift Providers:             The Original Pancake House DFW, Texas de Brazil, Asian Mint, In-N-Out                                         Burger

UGM Dallas would also like to thank celebrity players including Isaiah Stanback, Patrick Crayton, Chris Gronkowski, Eric Warfield and Deanna Wheeler to name just a few. Veterans were invited to play as special guests to show gratitude for their service and bring awareness to the veterans’ programs offered at UGM Dallas. 

Another way to support the work of UGM Dallas is during North Texas Giving Day. The September 23rd event empowers every person to give back to their community by supporting local nonprofits and causes they care about in one easy-to-use platform. Donors can give early, with a matching grant of up to $150,000 at www.ugmdallas.org.

About the Union Gospel Mission Dallas

Established in 1949, Union Gospel Mission Dallas (the Mission) has been restoring lives through the Word of Jesus Christ.  This faith-based nonprofit organization supports individuals and families experiencing homelessness with shelter, food and clothing, as well as a Discipleship and recovery program, vocational job training and development, state-licensed childcare services, medical care, transportation, substance abuse prevention, and transitional and permanent housing.

During the COVID-19 pandemic lock-down, UGM Dallas opened their doors to provide 24/7 shelter in place to all their clients, most of whom previously only used their facility as a night shelter. In 2020, the Mission provided 496,705 meals and 128,206 nights of shelter. UGM Dallas also served 113 veterans in their men’s shelter in 2020. The men, women and children that are served represent the living, breathing embodiment of the grace of change. The Mission is committed to doing everything possible to transform lives to end homelessness one person at a time.

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