Tee Up Fore TEACH Swings to Another Success

May 10, 2022

Tee Up Fore TEACH

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Chaired By

Phyllis Williams 


The Houstons Astros Foundation


Auction Stats:
April 28 – May 7, 2022

Event Stats:
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Time: 2-5 p.m.
Topgolf Katy
1030 Memorial Brook Blvd
Houston, TX 77084

(HOUSTON, Texas, May 9, 2022) – Our fourth annual Tee Up Fore TEACH event, held at Topgolf Katy on Saturday, May 7, raised more than $320,000 for public education. Additionally, our pre-event online auction raised more than $65,000. All proceeds will help advance TEACH’s mission of providing educators with ongoing coaching and comprehensive professional development in nonverbal classroom management techniques to create positive learning environments for all children.

The fundraiser, chaired by Phyllis Williams, was attended by more than 250 golf enthusiasts. This year’s honoree, The Astros Foundation, has been a longtime supporter of TEACH’s mission and public education. On hand to accept the recognition was Paula Harris, Executive Director, Astros Foundation and Senior Vice President, Community Affairs.

Teams practicing their swings to get the most points had the golf bays buzzing! The winning team was Shades of Blue, headed by Rosemary Schatzman. Guests also took a swing at auction and raffle prizes, including a round of golf at Bluejack National, a dinner at Home Plate in Minute Maid Park catered by Chef Danny Trace of Potente, several wine cellars and an array of sparkling jewels.

TEACH Executive Director Alvin Abraham closed the program by thanking sponsors and guests and with a special acknowledgement to educators who have worked especially hard during this unprecedented time.

“More than ever, today our teachers need to be able to help students succeed and create a positive learning environment,” Abraham said. “TEACH provides the tools to support these teachers with ongoing coaching on classroom management.”

Planning for next year’s event is already underway. In the meantime, enjoy a roundup of some of our favorite moments, captured in the photos below. 

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors


Susan and Fayez Sarofim


Astros Foundation

Claret Jug

Charlotte Hutson/Peggy Kostial
The Whalley Family


Adriana Banks and Mark Monroe
Debra Clark
Alexandra Hales Elizondo and Luis Elizondo-Thomson
Memorial Hermann
Modern Luxury Houston
Rose and Kenneth Senegal
Mark Sprague
Mia and David Sprague/RSM


Sandra Barrett
Lindsey Derman
Bay Fore Educators/Anonymous (3)
Rusty Hardin
Peggie Kohnert and Richard Yount
Bruce Padilla and Shelby Kibodeaux
Shades of Blue
Elizabeth and Alan Stein
Cornel Williams & Associates
Kevin Williams


The Children’s Assessment
Kiet Chu
Mary and Jim Dowe
Mickey Driver
Donna Gant
The Garcia Family
Gayla Gardner
Marilu Garza
Anna Kaplan
Jeffrey Miers
Betty and Jesse Tutor



Event Committee

Iris Allen
Yvonne Cormier
Gaynell Drexler
Gayla Gardner
Diane Gendel
Marian Harper
Charlotte Hutson
Myrtle Jones
Peggy Kostial
Brandon McClendon
Lauren Randle
Rosemary Schatzman
Anne Van Horn
Allison Wells
Mary Whalley
Danielle White
Candice Young


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Houston, TX, 77027






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