93.1 Katy Country Raises $50,000 for Law Enforcement
Alpha Media, N. Dallas-Sherman-McKinney is proud to announce 93.1 Katy Country (KMKT) partnered with Classic of Texoma car dealership to raise $50,000 for the Texoma Back the Badge Foundation with the 2nd Annual Wheeler and Castellanos, Back the Badge Memorial Golf Tournament.
Funds raised came from sponsor donations and community members who competed in the tournament. Additional money was raised through a ball drop where golf balls were dropped from a helicopter onto the green and the first ball landing in the hole won. The owner of the ball was granted $1,000 while the remainder of the money raised went to the tournament beneficiaries. Money raised will go to the Texoma Back the Badge Foundation, which was established to help raise awareness and assist in minimizing the financial burden often placed on Law Enforcement agency employees who experience catastrophic circumstances including illness, serious injury, or death.
93.1 Katy Country Content Director, Zac Grantham commented on the announcement, “The Texoma community is truly amazing when it comes to supporting local law enforcement. I am overwhelmed by our listeners and sponsors generosity! A total of $80,000 has been raised for this cause in just two years.”
The tournament was renamed after two law enforcement officers, Rickey Wheeler and Vinny Castellanos who lost their battles to cancer earlier this year. Both officers played in the inaugural tournament in 2017.