Literacy Advance of Houston's Reader Cup Golf Event Slated for February 27

Host Larry Dierker and other sports celebs swing the putter to support literacy programs

Larry Dierker, former Astros pitcher and host of the Reader Cup with Melanie Fisk, Executive Director, Literacy Advance Houston.
Larry Dierker, former Astros pitcher and host of the Reader Cup with Melanie Fisk, Executive Director, Literacy Advance Houston.
  • Larry Dierker, former Astros pitcher and host of the Reader Cup with Melanie Fisk, Executive Director, Literacy Advance Houston.
    Larry Dierker, former Astros pitcher and host of the Reader Cup with Melanie Fisk, Executive Director, Literacy Advance Houston.
    Larry Dierker, former Astros pitcher and host of the Reader Cup with Melanie Fisk, Executive Director, Literacy Advance Houston.
    Larry Dierker, former Astros pitcher and host of the Reader Cup with Melanie Fisk, Executive Director, Literacy Advance Houston.

WHO:         Literacy Advance of Houston and Larry Dierker, former Astros pitcher/broadcast/manager jointly host the annual fundraising golf tournament. Notable celebrities joining Dierker include: Bob Allen, Kevin Bass, Homeros Blancas, Bill Brown, David Clyde, Bill Dawley, Jim Deshaies, Dave Elmendorf, Bubba Gilliam, Jim Gilligan, Jacob Green, Bill Greif, Jason Grimsley, Kenny Hand, Kenny Houston, Charles Justiz, Gerald McNeil, Norm Miller, Dan Pastorini, Doug Pike, Dave Raymond, Shane Reynolds, Dayna Steele, Ellis Wyms and more.

Sponsors include: White Oak Gives Back, Larry Dierker, Black Elk Energy, Ziegenboch, Advanced Cable Technology, Don Baird, John Dyer, Goya Foods, Solly Hemus, Intec Communications, LLC, Invesco, Linksplayers.com, Office Effects, Pinnacle Financial Strategies, Smart Financial Credit Union, Duane Radtke,Taxis Fiesta/Yellow Cab, Tony’s Prostate Cancer Research, Universal Weather & Aviation, and USI. Additional partners include 1560 The Game, Deep Eddy Vodka, Outback Steakhouse - Copperfield, Pepsi and Shipley’s Do-Nuts at 12225 Westheimer.

WHAT:         Sports celebrities, tournament sponsors, and Literacy Advance supporters will play golf to benefit the non-profit organization that teaches adults to read and write in English. The annual event includes a hot breakfast, a scramble style tournament, followed by a hearty lunch and the chance to win exciting auction items including night on the town packages, gifts specifically for the lady (or man) in your life and some deluxe sports memorabilia. All proceeds support the organization’s free Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language literacy programs and services.

WHERE:         BlackHorse Golf Club, 12205 Fry Road, Cypress, Texas 77433

WHEN:         Monday, February 27, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

8:00 a.m. – Breakfast and check-in

9:30 a.m. – Shotgun start, scramble tournament

2:00 p.m. – Lunch and live auction

HOW:         Members of the media, please check in at Registration for access or contact Susan Schmaeling at 713-349-0780 for further information and/or post-event images. Visit Literacy Advance’s new website at www.literacyadvance.org, fan us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get involved.