Thermo King of Houston’s Steve Vaught may have won the first-annual Thermo King Dealer Meeting golf tournament held earlier this year in San Diego, but the real winner was the dealership’s local food bank.
Steve, parts manager for Thermo King of Houston, won the shamble-style golf tournament with a score of 68, earning a $5,000 grant for the Houston Food Bank. The funds, which were delivered in April, arrived at a time when not only the game of golf was on hold, but much of the world remained in isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are proud to have won the golf tournament, but more importantly what it provided for our community in Houston – providing meals for people in need,” said Dean Crowell, vice president of operations and general manager at Thermo King of Houston. “The Houston Food Bank is an integral part of our community, and we want to thank Thermo King Corporation for their commitment to Feeding America.”
The We Move Food partner dealership is a long-time supporter of the Houston Food Bank, which was founded in 1982 and leads hunger relief in 18 southeast Texas counties. A certified member of Feeding America, the Houston Food Bank distributes more than one million meals annually, and every donation matters – especially during these challenging times.
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