Alpha’s 93.1 Katy Country and Classic of Texoma raised $44,500 from its 3rd annual Wheeler & Castellanos Back the Badge Memorial Golf Tournament. The money is donated to the Texoma Back the Badge Foundation, which assists in minimizing the financial burden often placed on law enforcement employees who experience catastrophic circumstances.
A portion of the proceeds will go to the Chad Key Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Rickey Wheeler Memorial Scholarship Fund. Funds raised came from sponsor donations and community members who competed in the tournament. Over the past 3 years, $124,500 has been raised to support local law enforcement in Southern Oklahoma and North Texas. The tournament was renamed after two law enforcement officers, Rickey Wheeler and Vinny Castellanos lost their battles to cancer, shortly after playing in the inaugural tournament in 2017.
Zac Grantham, Content Director and Katy Country AM Show Host said, “The Texoma area is truly breathtaking when it comes to supporting local law enforcement. I am overwhelmed by our loyal listeners and sponsors’ generosity. A total of $124,500 has been raised for this cause in three years. We hope this event creates an overwhelming sense of appreciation for what our first responders do on a daily basis.”