San Antonio CARES Official Launch Event


Presenting Partners

Gold Partners

Silver Partners

Food Partners

Media Partners

Team JaZee led by Gwen Robinson and Dr. Adena Loston

*Winners photo courtesy of Sarah Brooke Photography

Goal: To Recruit 100 Mentors!
Goal Exceeded! We Recruited 136 Mentors!

Putt-Putt Golf Photos

On October 8, 2011, the local celebrities listed to the right all paired up with community youth in a putt-putt golf tournament.
Putt-Putt Golf Photos courtesy of Keep it Real Photography and Xavier Toson. Additional golf photos can be viewed at Sarah Brooke Photography.

VIP Reception Photos

Golfers, sponsors, and community partners were invited to a special VIP Reception with Susan Taylor, National CARES Mentoring Movement Founder and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of ESSENCE Magazine.
VIP Reception Photos courtesy of Keep it Real Photography. Additional reception photos can be viewed at Yvonne Walls Photography.

** Golfer Comments **

Nick Okoro
Excellent Launch! Well-organized and there were great opportunities to network and to laugh and have fun!

Dr. Adena Williams-Loston
This is an excellent idea for engaging kids!

Phenomenal organization and beautiful effort by all.

Dawn Parker
...Had a lot of fun!

Keith Parker
Excellent event!

Theo Guidry
Great idea with the kids! Love it!

Della Guidry
Absolutely the best! Fun! Should do it again! God blessed us with excellent weather!

Dennis Noll
Great event!

Keith Green
Great Event! Do it Again!

Tanya Henderson
Great tournament....the event was inspiring!

Great Experience!

Major Leslie Lorfils

Couldn’t ask for a better turnout!

Andre Collins, Sr.
It was great! Speaking with the two young men let me know that they’ve had some hard times, but still had a positive attitude and great possibilities!

Great Idea!

Great Place!

Vincent Hardeman
Very good!

Micah Salinas
Keep up the good work!

It was great and look forward to next year.
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Thank you to all our participating golfers!

1.Bobby Blount, Mitre Corporation - Associate Department Head
2.Theo Guidry, Valero Energy - Senior VP of Risk Management & Alamo City Black Chamber of Commerce - Chairman of the Board
3.Gwen Robinson, Alamo City Black Chamber of Commerce - Executive Director
4.Daryl Harris, Bexar County - Assistant District Attorney
5.Bryan Chase, Chase Properties/ NStyle Salon - Owner & 100 Black Men of America San Antonio - Vice President
6.Fred Kirksey, Coca Cola
8.Brandon Logan, Logan Insurance Services, LLC. - President
9. Tony Leverett, United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County - Director, Family Financial Stability Partners for Community Change
10. Della Guidry, PRA Destination Management - President
11. Frederick Williams, San Antonio College - Adjunct Professor
12. Dr. Adena Loston, St. Phillip's College - President
13. Stephanie Hall, Valero Energy - Senior Counsel
15. Nick Okoro, Alevate Technologies - President
16. Dr. Linda Howelton, Jack & Jill of America SA Chapter - President, and Pediatrician
17. Judge Linda Conley, San Antonio Municipal Court Judge
18. Floyd Wilson, Frost Bank - Market President
19. Dennis Noll, San Antonio Area Foundation - CEO
20. Eliot Garza, NSide Magazine - Publisher
21. Lenny Walls, NFL - Former Player
23. Keith Green, Securetek Group, Inc. - President
24. Tony Warren, Stone Oak Atheletics - Owner
25. Taj Matthews. Claude & Zernona Black Developmental Leadership Foundation - Executive Director
26. Cheryl Matthews, Claude Black Leadership Foundation
27. Bernie Boone III, Methodist Healthcare System - President and CEO
28. Karen Grace, Kens 5 - News Anchor
29. Nathaniel Davis, YMCA - Director of Community Relations
30. Lyle Jackson, ReMAX - Commerical Realtor
33. Colonel Eric I. Witherspoon, United States Army - Inspector General for all of Latin America and Fort Sam Houston, and Business Owner
34. Lavern Witherspon, Visions 2000 Salon - Owner
35. Keith Parker, VIA - President & CEO
36. Dawn Parker, Fox Tech High School Health and Law Professions - Principal
38. Tremell Brown, Red Baklava Photography - Owner
39. Cassandra Littlejohn, Tag Team Parents - Program Director/CEO
40. Shyree Holmes-Leverett, New Creation Community Development Corporation - Executive Director
41. Bishop David M. Copeland, New Creation Christian Fellowship - Senior Pastor
42. Gregory Hudson, Genesis Concepts & Consultants - CEO
43. Paul Foster, Foster CM Group - CEO
44. Shannon Ralston, Angel Staffing - CEO
45. Reserved for Angel Staffing -Eric Terry
46. Renee Watson, SMWBE - Manager
47. Cynthia Anderson, JP Morgan Chase - Operations Specialist
48. Destiny Labrador, McDonald's
49. Jonathon Labrador, McDonald's
50. Reserved for McDonald's - Katherine Shields
51. Nicole Turner, Colodom Medical Group
52. Brandyn Moore, Toyota
53. Andrea Hardeman, HEB
54. Dwayne Robinson, Castro for Congress
56. Sonny Kelly, Director of Children and Youth Council
57. Councilwoman Ivy Taylor
60. Tanya Henderson, Wells Fargo - VP Employee Relations
61. Jacqueline H. Jones, New Horizons School - President/CEO
62. Tomas Martinez, Luxury Home Magazine - Publisher
63. Dominique Odulaja, Coladom Medical Group - Director
64. Andre Collins, Pulte Homes - Realtor
65. Leslie Lorfils, US Army - Major, HR Officer
67. Eliot Lee, MVHL Consulting, LLC - Owner
68. Larry Whitfield, San Antonio Junior Golf Association - CEO/Golf Instructor
69. Deretha Goforth, St. Phillip's College - Adjunct Chemistry Faculty
70. Sharon Lewis, George Gervin Academy - Science Educator
71. Micah Salinas, Frost Bank - Business Banker
72. Brad Hicks, Team SA CARES

Community Partners