Pharr EDC Foundation’s 2nd Annual Golf Classic takes place Aug. 12

Pharr EDC Foundation board member Jerry Maddox says the Foundation has so far given out over $800,000 in scholarships.

PHARR, Texas – The Pharr Economic Development Foundation hosts its 2nd Annual Golf Classic tournament on Saturday, Aug. 12, at Tierra Del Sol Golf Course.

Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. on the day, with the event starting at 8: a.m.

Monies raised will go towards scholarships for high school students living in the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo area.

PEDC Foundation board member Jerry Maddox said that, to date, the Foundation has given out over $800,000 in scholarships. “With your help, that number will only continue to grow,” Maddox said.

UT-Rio Grande Valley Vice President Veronica Gonzales is another member of the PEDC Foundation board of directors. She said: “I want to invite you to join us on August the 12th for our 2nd Annual Golf Classic tournament at the Tierra Del Sol Golf Course in Pharr. We support education through the Pharr EDC foundation.”

Another PEDC Foundation board member, Sara Lozano, said: “This is a great opportunity to enjoy networking, raffles, delicious food, beverages, and of course golf while raising money for education.”

For more information on the event, contact Lilvette Santos, the PEDC Foundation Director. Her phone number is (956) 638-8070. Her email address is:

About the Pharr EDC Foundation

PEDC Foundation Director Santos said:

“A solid education equips learners with the perspective they need to clearly look at the world and our society.

“In 2021, the Pharr EDC, with the full support of the City of Pharr, created the Pharr EDC Foundation; its goal is to support opportunities for our students to develop in-demand skills through education. Our scholarship program was created as one of these opportunities.

Lilvette Santos

“The Foundation, with the support and assistance of the City of Pharr, the Foundation Board of Directors, and the general business community, was able to help (120) students through our scholarship program in 2021. In April 2022, we had the blessing through the same support and new efforts to help to assist close to (140) students. 

“All these efforts target our main mission of developing and promoting the city’s future workforce, since a strong workforce with an in-demand skillset and core values is a determinant for business success.

“I am grateful to be surrounded by a wonderful Board of Directors, City Officials, and business community supporters like you, that have a shared vision for relevance and growth in favor of this principle.

“As Director of the PEDC Foundation, I’m devoting efforts in aims to creating other programs that complement this vision, such as the creation of vanguard internships for different business sectors to strengthen alliance and partnership with the educational sector as well as the business community.

“I was humbly honored to come on-board in February 2022, granting me the opportunity to actively contribute to the growth of the organization as well as an entity in our community. Thank you for your trust.”

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