It’s amazing what can happen when a few folks get together to play golf.
Recently, Tom Cusick and George Strait, owners of The Resort at Tapatio Springs, invited some folks to join them for their second annual Vaqueros del Mar celebration, held this year at The Range at Leon Springs and The Resort at Tapatio Springs.

By the time everyone left for home, over $250,000 in donations for the Troops First Foundation had been left behind.

Cusick and Strait were joined by former professional golfer and Troops First Foundation co-founder David Feherty, co-founder Rick Kell, and the world’s top golf instructor, Butch Harmon. Singers Randy Rogers, Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel, Jamey Johnson, Wade Bowen and Kyle Park rounded out an unbelievable night of entertainment topped off with The King of Country Music on stage for over 45 minutes.

“I had hoped to raise at least $50,000 for our wounded warriors, and this event way exceeded my expectations,” Cusick said of the fundraiser. “With the addition of Feherty, Harmon as well as all the entertainers, we received a lot of face book and twitter activity for Boerne all over the world”.

The two-day celebration was hosted by Strait and the Cusick families to benefit the foundation which provides assistance to service members who have suffered devastating injuries while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Over 450 people from all over attended, including some from destinations as far away as Pebble Beach, California, Yellowstone, Wyoming, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Scottsdale, Arizona and the states of Iowa and Kansas.

The events kicked off Saturday, Nov. 3, with a cocktail reception at The Range at Leon Springs on I-10 in Leon Springs. Guests enjoyed food, music and an entertaining clinic from Harmon. While the Hole in One Shoot Out was enjoyed by many and the pressure of the audience intensified, no one was able to win the new Cavender Chevrolet offered.

The celebration continued Sunday, Nov. 4, at The Resort at Tapatio Springs where participants competed in a golf tournament. Following the tournament, dinner, drinks and a jam session featuring Benson, Johnson, Rogers, Bowen and Park was enjoyed by the many guests on hand