Charitable Fundraising

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TSSA’s Legacy of Giving
TSSA has chosen the Shriners Hospitals for Children, and specifically the hospital in Galveston, as the beneficiary of their fundraising efforts for 16 years.  The reason becomes clear during a tour of the hospital and the results are evident in the care provided at the hospital. Their slogan, “Love to the Rescue,” is very much in evidence.

TSSA raises funds for the hospital through a variety of ways.  There are many opportunities for members to get involved.

Texas Hold ‘Em Charity Poker Tournament
This fun event has become a tradition at the annual conference.  Players can join in the fun for $125 entry fee.  Even novice players can have a fun time so don’t be shy if you’ve never played before.  Everyone wins by being part of the camaraderie.  If you don’t play but still want to visit with your fellow members, for a nominal donation of $30, spectators can enjoy libations and cheer for their favorite poker player, or just sit back and watch the action.

Live and Silent Auctions
Items for the live and silent auctions are solicited by volunteers from area businesses, and others are donated by our generous members.  Each year, we can count on members who offer their product or service – or even their fishing boat, vacation home, or autographed books by their favorite authors!  Whatever the item, you can count on the generosity of our members to add to the funds raised on behalf of the hospital. 

  Walt Cade, Dave Morgan - use this       David Hunt bidding

Matching Challenge
A recent addition to TSSA’s legacy of giving has been the Matching Challenge, where funds are donated and members are challenged to raise an equal or greater amount.  Thanks to the generosity and giving spirit of our members, we were able to donate $194,245 in 2016, bringing the total amount donated to-date to more than $1,000,000.

We know that you give your time, your money, or other resources to make a difference in a child’s life.  We can’t think of a better reason for doing this. 

TSSA thanks the Hunt family for their unswerving devotion to this cause.  Each year they spend countless hours rounding up items for the auction and providing volunteer manpower.

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Group shot with check at wall 2017       

The 2017 TSSA Charitable Fundraising Co-Chairs are:
David Hunt, OMC Gate Service
Doug Hunt, Access Self Storage