LISD ‘s Office of Communications and title sponsor Leyendecker Construction hosted the fourth Annual LISD Scholars Golf Tournament on Saturday, February 10, at the Casa Blanc Golf Course. The golf tournament was a three-man scramble that included 30 teams.

Close to 100 golfers enjoyed a fun-filled day with a round of golf that included breakfast and lunch, door prizes, a cool goody bag, awards ceremony and a warm feeling from supporting LISD’s graduates on their way to college. Golfers also had the opportunity to go home with a brand-new vehicle with our Hole in One Contest sponsored by Mercedes Benz of Laredo.

“Our LISD Scholars Golf Tournament is a really special event because it not only brings scholarship opportunities to our students but it also brings the community into our schools,” said LISD Superintendent Dr. Sylvia Rios. “It’s a joint effort. Throughout the year we work with community agencies but now we also work with individuals who really share our mission and they share in the vision of creating those opportunities for our students.”

 All proceeds from the tournament will benefit scholarships for deserving graduating seniors from Martin, Nixon, Cigarroa, Garcia Early College, and Valdez High Schools.

Trophies were awarded to the top three teams. First place was won by golfers Lalito Uribe, Emilano Cruz, and Juan Compean. The second-place trophy was awarded to the team composed of Mando Bustamante, Alfredo Flores, and Hugo Seca. The third-place trophy was awarded to golfers Armando Garcia, Roberto Garcia, and Lonnie Rodriguez. 

Additional sponsors included Powell Watson Motors/Mercedes Benz of Laredo, Cavazos Construction, Falcon Bank, Laurel Insurance Agency, Sun Belt Air Conditioning, Sepulveda Architects, Chick-Fil-A Market Place, Kazen, Meurer, and Perez, La Posada, Border Olympics, DBR Engineering, Hellas Construction, IBC Bank, Gulf Coast Paper, PNC Bank, McGriff, Juan Cruz Law Firm, and Texas Roadhouse.

“It was a great day for golf,” said Rios “Our LISD Board of Trustees and district administration want to express our gratitude to our sponsors and golfers who made this day a huge success for our graduating seniors.” 

Team sponsors included Mario Castillo Law Firm-Cigarroa Middle School, Laredo Federal Credit Union-Curriculum and Instruction Department, and Moreno Ranch Minerals-Nixon High School, and Christen Middle School, Martin and Cigarroa High School.

A special thank you to Sophia Martinez, Carlos Flores, and the entire staff at the Casa Blanca Golf Course for all of their patience, assistance, and expertise.