19th Annual Arthur O’Krent Golf Classic
Arthur O’Krent Golf Classic Swings Back into Action October 11
at the La Cantera Resort & Spa Resort Course
19th Annual Event Raises Funds for the American Heart Association and United Way
SAN ANTONIO (August 2, 2021) – Sponsored by Methodist Health and Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc., the 19th Annual Arthur O’Krent Golf Classic is set to tee off Monday, October 11, at the Resort Course at La Cantera Resort & Spa. For information on sponsor packages go to www.okrentgolf.com or contact Sam O’Krent at (210) 227.7387. Registration begins at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
“Margie and I are extremely grateful and very fortunate to have an amazing group of volunteers and sponsors working with us to ensure the tournament’s success these past 19 years. During that time, we have raised more than $1.4 million to benefit the research and programs of the American Heart Association. It’s great to be back and celebrate in person this year. We are mindful of the pandemic and are taking every precaution to ensure proper safety measures are in place,” says Sam O’Krent, president of O’Krent Floors.
The community can support the cause by purchasing Super Raffle tickets or memorial markers. Only 350 Super Raffle tickets will be sold at $100 each; three for $250; or five for $400 for a chance to win one of seven magnificent prizes – each valued at $5,000. The prize selection includes: Two full access 2-day passes to the 2022 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Course; two tickets to Super Bowl 56 on February 13, 2022, in Los Angeles, California; a customized Dream Vacation; the ultimate floor makeover from O’Krent Floors; a $5,000 MasterCard gift card; your choice of exquisite merchandise from Ben Adams Precious Jewels and Fine Gifts; or a $5,000 gift card from Bjorn’s Audio Video. It’s a no-lose situation – you’ll be making a difference with your donation, but you just might also win a $5,000 prize package for only $100 or less if you purchase a multiple ticket package!
Memorial Markers offer a special sponsor opportunity to honor someone you know who has been touched by heart disease. For $100, these markers of respect and acknowledgment will be positioned throughout the golf course. Purchase online at okrentgolf.com.
Reserve a room at La Cantera Resort & Spa October 8 – 11, for $279 per night and $50 from every rental will be donated to the American Heart Association via the Arthur O’Krent Golf Classic. A reduced resort fee of $20 (regularly $36) is also included. Book fast, though, because this generous offer expires September 16, 2021!
When the American Heart Association eliminated the Cardiac Classic from its roster of events in 2002 Margie and Sam O’Krent stepped in to establish the Arthur O’Krent Golf Classic. Margie and Sam are intimately aware of heart disease. Sam’s father died of heart disease in 1997, and Margie’s father, a prominent cardiologist, underwent bypass surgery himself in 2003. As past chairman of the board of the AHA, Sam is devoted to fighting the number one cause of death among San Antonians heart and blood vessel diseases. Every year almost 250,000 people suffer cardiac arrest and only about 5 percent of them survive.
When Every Second Counts
The number one cause of death among Americans is heart and blood vessel disease. The American Heart Association is the nation’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to preventing death and disability from the United States’ number one killer – heart disease and the number three killer – stroke. The American Heart Association funds life-saving research over $1 billion since 1949 and education programs designed to minimize heart disease and stroke in San Antonio.
O’Krent Floors is San Antonio’s oldest and largest family-owned floor covering store. Since 1915, now in its fifth generation, its reputation lies in its quality installations, fair pricing, and lifetime labor warranties. Products include carpeting, ceramic tile, natural stone, wood and cork floors, area rugs, and laminate floor coverings. O’Krent’s is so proud and confident in their abilities that it offers a full lifetime installation warranty on every product installed. Visit the O’Krent Floors website at www.okrentfloors.com.