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T. Baker Smith Sponsors a Successful Charity Golf Tournament - Monday, October 28, 2013


On Monday, October 28, T. Baker Smith was a platinum sponsor for the first Playing For Purpose Charity Golf Tournament benefitting the TBS SPARK Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The event was held at Ellendale Country Club and highly supported by the community with 30 premium sponsors of the tournament, 38 golf teams, and multiple in-kind sponsors who contributed resources to help host the event.

The funds raised from the tournament will be used in supporting multiple programs and initiatives that support charitable efforts, such as educational programs, medical research foundations, holiday giving drives, humanity assistance projects, and much more. Proceeds from the golf tournament were immediately presented to various food banks throughout six locations surrounding TBS office locations, as well as the Louisiana Engineering Society Math Counts program. Mr. Reynold Pitre, with the Good Samaritan Food Bank of Terrebonne, was present for the closing of the tournament and presented a check to assist with the upcoming holiday food giving initiatives.

The Smith family has a long legacy of giving back to the community and believes that using this purpose-driven philosophy in everyday practices has contributed to 100 years of success. In 2012, T. Baker Smith founded the SPARK group (Social Purpose And Responsibility Krewe) to provide an outlet for fundraising efforts to allow associates, colleagues, and friends an opportunity to contribute to various charities. In 2013, the SPARK group took the success of the charitable fundraising efforts to a new level, and the Smith family formed a non-profit organization for maximum giving potential to the many deserving charities among the seven TBS locations.   

Kenny Smith, Chairman of the Board and Treasurer for the TBS SPARK Foundation, expresses, "We all have to pay rent for the time we spend here on earth; the more you are blessed with, the more rent you owe. I owe plenty.

For more information on the TBS SPARK Foundation, please email or call 985.223.9259.


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