San Marcos GI Forum 2020 Firecracker Golf Tournament Classic

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc.:San Marcos AGIF News–After a one year hiatus in San Marcos by request, the American GI Forum Veterans Organization of San Marcos Men Chapter hosted its 20th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser with the “Firecracker Golf Tournament Classic”. The tournament event was held on 4th of July at the Luling Golf Course in Luling, Texas commencing with Prayer and Patriotic announcements and a shotgun start at 8:30am. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the organizing committee only allowed fourteen (14) 3-Person Golf Teams to participate.

The chapter registered ten teams and during tournament play provided cooling drinks along with assortment of grill meats on the go to all players and guest. AGIF Tournament Director/Scholarship Chairman Jesse Sanchez would like to thank the Luling Golf Course staff for allowing our veteran organization in using the golf course facilities. Proceeds from the tournament are dedicated to veteran needs and scholarship funding. The San Marcos AGIF Chapter recently awarded $10,000.00 in scholarships to twenty (20) San Marcos High School graduates.

Tournament Results:

Firecracker Champions!

The Steam Team of Jorge Salinas, Jesse Abalos and Ernest Lucio took 1st Place with a net score of 55. (4th row)

There were three (3) teams tied for 2nd and 3rd place with net scores of 57’s. All three teams went into sudden-dead playoff with

Team PAGA3 players Gehovani Marinero, Paul Zavala and Robert Ruiz winning 2nd Place. (bottom row, left)

Team PAGA2 players Asiah Zavala, Paul Vargas, Raul Cantu took 3rd Place. (bottom row, right)

Team Skins Winners:

Team Quintero Construction-Abel Flores, Pedro Quintero and Ricky Smith- 1 skin

Team PAGA1-Jim Blagg, Gilbert Perez and Chris Ivarra – 1 skin

Our Thanks to our Commander Dario, Committee, Sponsors (top 2 rows) and participants (middle row) for their Continued Support.(top right)

–Jesse Sanchez, SMAGIF Scholarship Chairman (top left)

2020 Firecracker Golf Tournament

Scholarship Fundraiser July 4th
American GI Forum of San Marcos 18TH Annual Firecracker Golf Tournament 

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: SAN MARCOS, Texas – American GI Forum of Texas Inc. San Marcos Chapter Commander Charles Doria and Scholarship Chairman Jesse N. Sanchez announced that its 18th Annual Firecracker Golf Tournament Classic benefitting Veterans and Scholarships is set for Wednesday July 4th at Quail Creek Golf Club, 27101 Airport Hwy.

To help ensure a successful scholarship fundraiser, the American GI Forum of San Marcos is soliciting support from corporate businesses, area merchants, and local organizations as tournament sponsors. With a $150.00 contribution, your organization or business will obtain a Tee-Box signage (18’x24”) which bears the sponsor’s name for display at the tournament tee-box holes. Chapters, Organization and Corporate businesses also have an alternate option to enter a 3-Person Golf Teams (Male or Female) for a $300.00 entry fee. All team sponsors will be listed on printed announcements for distribution at the course of the event.

Sponsorship Levels are listed below. You may also be a sponsor by bringing or sponsoring a team!

Click Here for Entry Forms.

As always, we appreciate your generous consideration and previous contribution for the benefit of the scholarship recipients and to local Veteran needs. For your convenience we have attached a registration form to download, fill-out and mail, or simply bring it with you with your check.

For any additional information, please contact Commander Charles Doria at (512) 787-9763 or GIF Firecracker Golf Tournament Chairman, Jesse Sanchez @ (512) 665-0881 Email to:



Sponsor Levels


Independence Day Fundraising Event: San Marcos Golf Tournament

The San Marcos Forum Chapter of the American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Celebrated the 4th of July with their Annual Firecracker Golf Tournament.  The yearly event is one of their Scholarship Fundraising events that takes place at the TSU-San Marcos Golf Course during the 4th of July.  This year approximately 18 teams consisting of 72 players total participated in the event. Cash prizes were awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, as well as the longest drive and closest to the pin.

Also participating was the Greater San Marcos Sgt. JPN Memorial Women’s Chapter. They helped prepare the breakfast burritos, smoked brisket and smoked sausages for the hungry golfers. Refreshments were continually offered during and after the tournaments completion. They later manned a booth at the Annual downtown celebration and sold food to benefit their Scholarship Fund.

San Marcos is one of the largest chapters of the American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. and the oldest in Central Texas.  They maintain a clubhouse, and an apartment complex and a hall that is used for events in the community. They have been participating and contributing to the community since 1948 and have had members serve as City Councilmen, County Commissioners and School Board plus other elected and appointed positions within the city, county and state. They give out thousands of dollars in scholarships annually.