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Inaugural Champions Dinner Fundraiser Recognizes Two H-Town Golfers; Photo gallery

In mid-April, a brand new fundraiser known as the Champions Dinner was created to fund the distribution of children’s meals throughout the city of Houston and beyond.

At that event, featuring Masters champion Jon Rahm’s menu, the evening recognized the exceptional talents of two Houston high school golfers: Charlie Wylie (Memorial) and Brielle Burns (St. John’s).

Charlie from Houston Memorial and Brielle Burns from St. John’s SchoolPhoto by Daniel Ortiz

Wylie and Burns were both honored as high school male and female golfers of the year at Lakeside Country Club, given the significant ability they demonstrated during their four years on the course, giving them the opportunity to further their careers to put. careers at the collegiate level.

Memorial’s Charlie Wylie has signed with Texas Christian University, while St. John’s School’s Brielle Burns will travel north to play for the University of Illinois at the end of this semester.

Burns and Wylie with Houston Texans safety Jalen PitrePhoto by Daniel Ortiz

In addition, numerous special guests were present, such as Houston Texas Safety Jalen Pitre, PGA professional Charlie Epps, John Sorrentino (Champions Dinner Advisory Board), Beth Harp (CEO of Kids Meals), Pete Delongchamps (Senior VP Group 1 Automative), and Joe Pogge (director of the Champions Dinner).

By the end of the evening, almost $40,000 had been raised, which will be donated to the Kids Meals charity fund.

Both Wylie and Burns are currently looking to cap off their high school careers with a respective state title, and the beginnings of this foundation have rightly noted their remarkable skills.