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Fort Worth Annual Doing The Most Good Luncheon

Lee Trevino wins the Crowd at Salvation Army Luncheon
05/04/2015

Six time PGA Champion Lee Trevino has proven he is still the most entertaining personality in the world of professional golf. Trevino spoke at the Salvation Army’s 2015 Doing The Most Good Luncheon held at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Fort Worth Tuesday. He aced the keynote speech with funny stories from his life and years on the PGA tour.

The event included a video of former professional football player John Corker who told the story of how he lost his career to drugs but found his life again thanks to the Salvation Army’s Drug & Addiction Program. Corker is now a Salvation Army Fort Worth advisory council member.  Corker’s video included a golf challenge to Trevino who happily accepted it. Trevino called Corker to the stage at the end of his keynote speech and presented the 6 foot 6 former linebacker with a new club. Then, Trevino jokingly told Corker it wasn’t right for him and that they’d have to take it back to wherever they got it.   

Country music hit maker, Pat Green, who has released a string of top 10 hits and sold more than two million albums sang America the Beautiful and led the audience entire room in a second verse sung a cappella.

Bobby Patton, honorary co-chair of the event, is part owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers and a driving force behind this year’s Crowne Plaza Invitation at the Colonial. Patton introduced Trevino as “a poor kid who taught himself how to play a rich man’s game and became a champion.” Patton also drew a chuckle when he told the crowd, “Though he (Trevino) does not believe in luck on the golf course, he has been struck by lightning. But says he’s learned to let God play through.”

Brian Estridge, WBAP morning news anchor and voice of the TCU Horned Frogs emceed the event.

Money raised at the event funds the charity’s 70 plus programs and services. Last year, in the DFW Metroplex, The Salvation Army sheltered more than 6,000 individuals, provided more than 300 veterans with services and served more than a million meals to those who could not afford one. Also last year, The Salvation Army also provided drug and alcohol rehabilitation services to more than 47-hundred men and women and distributed more than $550,000 those individuals in financial distress.  

Fort Worth Annual Doing The Most Good Luncheon
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