On Saturday, August 24, and Sunday, August 25, the Boys and Girls Club of Gregg County will host its annual City Golf Championship. Teams will be ready to tee off both mornings in support of an organization committed to helping our children become responsible and productive citizens. All proceeds raised during this two-day event will benefit the services and wide variety of programs offered at the club.
Boys and Girls Club board member and vice president, Mr. Jim Hughey, is serving as the 2013 chair for the upcoming City Golf Championship.
“The mission of the Boys and Girls Club is to teach character and leadership traits, promote health and life skills, and encourage success in the classroom,” Mr. Hughey said. “This summer the club has served more than 300 children in daily activities that support its mission.”
In addition to his commitment to the Boys and Girls Club, Mr. Hughey serves on the board of directors for Disciple Homes, Community Healthcore, One Hundred Acres of Heritage/Main Street, the Parks and Leisure Services Foundation, and the LeTourneau University S. E. Belcher Center Advisory Board. He has also served with the Greater Longview United Way and the Downtown Rotary Club.
“I believe that everyone has a responsibility to use what they have been given, be it talent, time, or money, to help other people and improve the quality of life in our community,” Mr. Hughey said. “There are many organizations and boards, from the arts to sports to social services staffed or supposted by volunteers. I think that sense of ‘we are in this together,’ is what gives a community the potential to be a real success.”
Mr. Hughey is originally from Mineral Wells, Texas, and has lived in Longview for 20 years. He graduated from Mineral Wells High School, earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, and his master’s degree in Biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. Mr Hughey is retired from LeTourneau University. He and his wife, Mary, have been married 32 years and have four adult children. Mr. and Mrs. Hughey attend First Baptist Church where Mr. Hughey serves as an adult Sunday school teacher and is a Coaches Outreach Bible study leader.
“Everywhere we have lived, Mary and I have made it a practice to volunteer, and have met some outstanding people who have become dear friends,” Mr. Hughey said. “I know it is a cliché, but when you volunteer you receive much more than you give. My goal has always been to leave an organization, either as an employee or volunteer, better than when I came.”
For more information on the Boys and Girls Club of Gregg County, please call 903-234-9130, or visit www.bgcgregg.org.