Registration open for Rebel Golf Tournament to benefit Lee College student athletes

Annual event in June also includes award ceremony for outstanding community member

BAYTOWN, TX — The Lee College Athletic Department invites local golfers to hit the links and help raise money to support Runnin’ Rebel and Lady Rebel student athletes at its annual golf tournament, which will also include a special award ceremony honoring an outstanding community member.

Registration for the 2017 Rebel Golf Tournament will begin at 7 a.m., Friday, June 23, at the Eagle Pointe Golf Club in Mont Belvieu. Participants will have breakfast provided by tournament sponsor Chick-fil-A of Baytown before an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, then return to the clubhouse for a catered lunch courtesy of sponsor Follett Corporation. Golfers can also compete in “Closest to the Pin” and “Longest Drive” contests on the course and enjoy door prizes and a silent auction.

The Lee College Legends Award will be presented to Taylor Henckel, a graduate of Nederland High School and Lamar University who owns and operates Chick-fil-A of Baytown. Established in 2008, the award recognizes an individual who has had a positive impact on Lee College and the Rebel Athletic Department.

“Taylor has been a great friend and contributor to the advancement of Lee College Athletics,” said Roy Champagne, head coach of the Runnin’ Rebel Basketball Team. “The tournament is a wonderful opportunity for our community to recognize one of our local leaders as we have fun and raise money for student-athletes. I encourage all golfers to join us.”

The entry fee of $100 per player or $400 per team includes greens fees, a golf cart, range balls, all meals and a team photo. Super tickets for mulligans and a pay-or-pick hole will be available for purchase in advance or at the door.

For more information about the 2017 Rebel Golf Tournament or to register, contact Champagne at 281.425.6594 or

Lee College offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit workforce and community education courses, that prepare its diverse student body for advanced higher education; successful entry into the workforce; and a variety of in-demand careers. With the main campus and McNair Center located in Baytown, Texas, and a satellite education center in nearby South Liberty County, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes 14 independent school districts. To learn more, visit