Skip Navigation Links
Front Page
About GNSExpand About GNS
CommunitiesExpand Communities
EducationExpand Education
Links Directory
Medicine & Science
Opinion/ForumExpand Opinion/Forum
Public Safety

Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
Business & Industry
Port Freeport
News Release
Thursday, December 14, 2017


FREEPORT, Texas – In October, Port Freeport hosted its Annual Golf Tournament at The Wilderness Golf Course in Lake Jackson benefiting Texas Port Ministry. During its meeting, the Port Commission presented a check in the amount of $43,500 to Bobby Fuller, Director of Texas Port Ministry.

“Over one hundred forty golfers participated in the tournament this year, most from the Freeport and Houston maritime transportation industry, as well as local businesses within the district,” said Port Freeport Executive Director/CEO Phyllis Saathoff.  “It is an honor to host the annual tournament knowing all the proceeds benefit the mariners and truckers that come into contact with our Port community.”

This year was another record year in raising funds for Texas Port Ministry and in the number of golfers that participated in the tournament. “The event was a great success and made possible from the generosity of the many sponsors, participants and volunteers,” said Port Commission Chairman Paul Kresta. “The Commission appreciates all the effort that went into the planning and execution of the event.”

All the proceeds from the tournament assist Texas Port Ministry in providing their services to the Port community on a daily basis. Texas Port Ministry of Freeport has provided spiritual, social and physical care to the Freeport Harbor Community since 1974 through the efforts of volunteers.  Texas Port Ministry is a 501©3 funded solely from contributions and donations.  To learn more about Texas Port Ministry, please visit

The success of the event is due to the dedication of the staff and generosity of the sponsors:  Hole-In-One - Classic Chevrolet; Dinner - Enterprise Products; Platinum - Port Freeport, HDR Engineering, Inc.; Gold - Brazos Pilots Association, Freeport LNG, McDonough Engineering Corporation, Vulcan Materials Co.; Silver - BASF Corporation, DOW Chemical Company, Mediterranean Shipping Company; Bronze - Bay-Houston Towing Co., Blank Rome, LLP, Ceres Gulf, Inc., Cordoba Law Firm, PLLC, Freese & Nichols, Horizon Terminal Services, Mammoet, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., NMT Projects International, Inc., Ports America, RABA Kistner Consultants, Tegrity Homes, Terracon Consultants, Inc., US AutoLogistics; Lunch - Doyle & Wachtstetter, Inc., Red Hook Terminals, Signet Maritime Corp.; Beverage Cart- A & R Logistics, Barry Conge Harris, LLP & Port Commissioner John Hoss ,Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc., Dole Fresh Fruit, I.L.A. #30, Red Hook Terminals; Putting Green -  Turnkey Electric, Inc., City of Freeport; Tent and Hole - LJA Engineering, Inc.; Hole Sponsor - Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Bay Area Fire & Safety, Baystar Group, Brazos Pilots Association, Brazosport Tire Company, Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc., Freeport Mooring & Marine, Freeport Police Department, Judge Matt Sebesta & Commissioner Donald Payne, Kennemer, Masters & Lunsford, LLC, Killum Pest Control, La Casona, Port Freeport Commissioner Shane Pirtle, Port Freeport Employees, Roy and Peggy Yates, Suderman & Young Towing Co., Sunstates Security, LLC, Vogel Design & Marketing, West Gulf Maritime Association, WSP USA, Inc.; Sponsor Donations -Baystar Group, Blueline Shop, Bridge Harbor Yacht Club, Detail Products, Inc., Evco, Gary and Denice Foose, Gulftex Vending and Services, Inc., Honda of Lake Jackson, M & G Trailer Ranch, On the River Restaurant, TDECU, Texas Gulf Bank, Texas Port Ministry, Texas Roadhouse, The Wilderness, Vernor Materials.

Port Freeport is ranked 10th in chemicals and 26th in containers. The Channel serves Dow Chemical, Phillips 66, BASF, Tenaris, Vulcan Material, Mammoet, Freeport Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG), Riviana Foods, Dole, Chiquita, Seaway, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Hoegh Autoliners.

Port Freeport is committed to keeping the local community informed of our operation and results. If you have questions or comments about this article, please email or call Jason Miura, Director of Business & Economic Development.

GRCC HomeTown Bank
Remembering Jim Guidry M3 Global Medical Missions

Guidry News Service is headquartered in Midtown Houston.
at 4001 Fannin Street, Suite 4109, Houston, TX. 77004-4077
(409) 763 NEWS(6397)
© 1996, Guidry News Service. Duplication of any part of this website in any manner is prohibited.