Randy Rogers Band hosted its eleventh annual Golf Jam this weekend at River Crossing Golf Club in Spring Branch, TX. Presented by Shiner Beers, the two-day event kicked off Sunday evening with a powerful songwriters round featuring Rogers, Wade Bowen, Jon Randall, and Jim Beavers, and continued on Monday with a charity golf tournament at one of the Hill Country’s premiere courses. Proceeds for the two days were donated to MusiCares by the newly-established Randy Rogers Family Foundation.
A yearly tradition since 2009, the Charity Golf Jam & Tournament broke new ground this weekend. After raising more than $750,000 in funding for charities across Rogers’ native Texas during the past decade, the Golf Jam went national this year, with MusiCares serving as the event’s benefitting charity. As the eleventh annual Golf Jam drew to a close on Monday, a donation of $240,000–raised with the help of sponsors’ contributions and in-kind donations–was presented to MusiCares courtesy of Randy Rogers Family Foundation, a brand new 501(c)(3) organization co-founded by Rogers himself. RRFF is in its first year of operation, and was created to funnel donations to charities with which Rogers is affiliated.
To add another personal touch, the Randy Rogers Family Foundation’s gift was donated in memory of Theresa Jenkins, a longtime friend who served as the senior executive director of the Recording Academy Texas Chapter for 15 years before losing her battle with esophageal cancer earlier this summer.