The East Texas Area Council (ETAC) of the Boy Scouts of America will host their annual East Texas Tenderfoot Golf Classic on Monday, June 3, at Hollytree Country Club in Tyler. This tournament is the premiere fundraising event for the ETAC and supports more than 14,000 scouts in seventeen counties. The Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, and Exploring programs foster the development of character and integrity through fun and adventure, and give youth the opportunity to participate in activities that will launch them on a successful course in life.
Chris Hudnall is chairing this year’s tournament committee and encourages area golfers and surrounding communities to support scouting in East Texas by playing in the tournament or by being a tournament sponsor. Proceeds from the event help provide scouts with affordable activities and events such as camporees, summer camp, and Mom & Me and Dad & Lad family camping experiences. Scholarships for these programs are also made possible to ensure every child can have a scouting experience regardless of financial ability.
“Support of this tournament plays an important role in crafting our next generation of leaders,” Mr. Hudnall said. “The annual East Texas Tenderfoot Golf Classic raises funds that support and grow the Scouting program in our area, and I am proud to have the opportunity serve this great organization.”
In addition to his support of the scouting program, Mr. Hudnall serves on the Bancorp South Advisory Board and is a board member for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of East Texas.
Born in Tyler, Mr. Hudnall is a lifelong member of the community. He is a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Mr. Hudnall is the owner of Hudnall & Hudnall, an oil and gas investment company. He and his wife, Anna, have been married for two years and are the parents of Shannon, Shane, Blythe, and Brooke. The Hudnalls are members of Green Acres Baptist Church.
“Tyler is my home and has been good to me and my family. It’s a great community, and it has been since my grandfather [Jimmy Hudnall] settled here almost 80 years ago,” Mr. Hudnall said. “I have been very fortunate, and I feel that it’s my time to help others. Volunteering is my way of giving back.”
For more information about tournament sponsorships or to register a four-person team, please call the East Texas Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America at 903-597-7201, or visit www.etexscouts.org.