ValueXpress has committed to be a sponsor of the 11th annual Vishal Bhagat Memorial Golf Tournament, which will take place at the NorthShore Country Club in Portland (Corpus Christi), Texas on Friday, November 4, 2016 and Saturday, November 5, 2016. The event is the primary fundraiser for the Vishal Raju Bhagat Foundation, which has raised over $1.4 million for the primary purpose of juvenile diabetes research. The foundation was founded in memory of Vishal Bhagat, who died tragically in a 2006 drowning accident in Corpus Christi. Vishal’s family and friends honor his memory by continuing his noble war against diabetes.
Funds raised from the event have provided grants to leading juvenile diabetes organizations such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, March of Dimes, American Diabetes Foundation, the Miracle Foundation, Driscoll Children’s Hospital and numerous local organizations. To participate in the event or make a donation, please contact Mahavir Bhakta at 361-779-6666.
The schedule of events includes a 4-man Scramble on Friday with awards, cocktails and dinner. Saturday will feature a best-ball golf tournament with a Gala dinner, including awards and cocktails. Prizes will be awarded for Hole in One on all par 3s, Closest to Pin and Long Drive.
Long considered the jewel of the Gulf Coast, North Shore is known for its famous stretch of holes on the back nine (13-16) set against the backdrop of the bay. Built in 1985 by Bruce Devlin and Robert von Hagge, this private course is not particularly long and there are not many trees, but winds often blow 20-40 miles/hour on good days, and the course is filled with bunkers, water hazards, and side-hill lies to challenge golfers.