National Latino Peace Officers Association Hosts 2nd Annual Magnolia Youth Baseball Golf Tournament
by Kelly Horsley on March 31, 2014 at 8:54 AM
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." Would you tend to agree with that statement? Then let me ask you this: do people really care anymore? Do people really care for others and go the second mile for them when there is really nothing in it for them, other than being blessed by blessing others? I would say yes, and I can do even one better than that, I can give you an example.
My good friend and fellow Republican Joe Ablaza cares for children getting a chance to play baseball and he proves it because over the weekend, he teamed up for a second time with The National Latino Peace Officers Association, Southeast Harris County Chapter. The N.L.P.O.A Southeast Harris County Chapter is a 501 (c) 3 organization committed to youth and community programs. The association is 100% volunteer driven and donations from our many wonderful supporters help finance our programs. If you are a resident of the area, please support the Association’s events. The funds raised are applied to our many law enforcement and youth programs.
The Magnolia Little League is one such youth program that the NLPOA supports. One of the Core Values of the NLPOA is to “Bridge the Gap” into the Hispanic community.
Our first tournament was a resounding success with over 60 golfers and $4,000 raised! With your support Magnolia National Little League will have another great year.
We often hear about outreach, and how Republicans are supposedly so 'bad' at it. Joe Ablaza said it best when he said this about Republican outreach, "I recently took a big picture look at why Republicans like me are not well received in these parts. My best guess is that we are not known for the good deeds we do in these communities. We need to do a better job at community building in areas like the East End of Houston before we can ask for votes. Is there a better way to show we care than helping kids play ball? My proposal is this: come out and play golf. Let’s have a good time on the links and give back to the community at the same time. After we make this a success, let’s find another way to help out these communities. When we are done with that let’s move on to the next thing, and then the next because it is the right thing to do. First and foremost, we will all reap the benefits of stronger kids and communities, no doubt there. Little by little we will also be regaining the credibility that we need to turn things around."
Quick! Let's review to see if you've been paying attention: Going golfing to support children so they can play America's greatest pastime? What could be better? Well, I'll tell you: going golfing with Lt. Governor David Dewhurst at the oldest 18-hole golf course in Texas, that's what! The Lt. Governor used to play this course when he was a kid, and he just happens to be running for re-election and is in the midst of a runoff to secure the spot that he's held since 2003, and he's no stranger to serving his fellow man.
From his website: "Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst has been a longtime community leader in his hometown of Houston, where he has served on numerous civic and charitable boards. A college basketball player at the University of Arizona and champion cutting horse rider, Dewhurst was inducted into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2009." He showed up as a special guest to show his support for Magnolia National Little League to ensure their success going forward.
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