During its monthly golf tournament, the Oakmont Ladies Golf Association (OLGA) raised $1,000 for Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP), Saturday, Aug. 5.
“We are so grateful to OLGA for raising funds for our mission,” said Stacey Schumacher, TCAP Executive Director. “Their donation will enable us to provide free rabies vaccines to pets whose parents may not otherwise be able to afford them. Rabies vaccines are not only required by law for pets but are critical in keeping our communities safe from the deadly zoonotic disease.”
The tournament commenced with an 8 a.m. tee-off at Oakmont Country Club in Corinth, where 32 OLGA members showcased their skills. OLGA’s members range from 30 to 80 years old, and encompass golfers of all skill levels.
Following the successful tournament, OLGA gathered for lunch and post-tournament awards, during which they presented representatives from TCAP with a generous donation of $1,000. TCAP is a recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit spay & neuter clinic headquartered in Denton. TCAP relies on charitable contributions to sustain its programs, including its free Feral Fix program and free rabies vaccine events.
According to TCAP, the organization will be able to vaccinate around 200 cats and dogs because of the donation.
The partnership between OLGA and TCAP was inspired by OLGA member Sue LaRocca, who experienced the impactful work of TCAP firsthand. LaRocca, a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady, sought assistance from TCAP to address the feral cat population on her property through the feral fix program, which offers sterilization services for stray and feral cats at the organization’s eight spay & neuter clinics.
“OLGA is delighted to collaborate with the Texas Coalition for Animal Protection in their mission to provide vital care and assistance to animals in need,” said LaRocca. “Our members are pet lovers who are proud to contribute to TCAP’s efforts.”
TCAP Director of Marketing, Tiffany Ditto, (left) and TCAP Director of Operations, Katelyn McGuire, (right) stand next to OLGA Member Sue LaRocca (center) at a luncheon following OLGA’s tournament Saturday, Aug. 5 2023. At the luncheon, OLGA members presented TCAP with donations amounting to $1,000.