Paula Blackmon speaks at the White Rock Lake Foundation golf tournament at Stevens Park Golf Course on June 9, 2022. Photo by Renee Umsted.

The White Rock Lake Foundation held its annual golf tournament at Stevens Park Golf Course on June 9.

This year’s tournament was the largest since the nonprofit began holding them 15 years ago, with 120 golfers participating, says board member Susan Falvo.

The goal for the tournament was to raise funds for the White Rock Lake Foundation’s planned Winfrey Point renovation.

Board members of the foundation say the estimated cost for the project is around $500,000. Though the foundation applied for matching funds from the City, it will complete the renovations even if the funding isn’t approved.

Some items included in the plans are new interior and exterior paint, roofing and flooring for the 2,500-square-foot building.

In addition to the golf tournament, participants had the opportunity to enter raffles for concert tickets, gift cards and other experiences, says board member Ted Ellis, who helped organize the event.

The White Rock Lake Foundation’s 2022 golf tournament included 120 golfers. Photo by Renee Umsted.

District 9 City Council member Paula Blackmon, whose district includes White Rock Lake Park, spoke at the beginning of the tournament and said many people in government are working to get the dredging project done.

Dallas Park and Recreation Department Director John Jenkins spoke at the end of the day to thank the participants for supporting the foundation and the lake.

Since it was founded in 1989, the White Rock Lake Foundation has funded and completed many projects at White Rock Lake Park, including planting trees, adding benches and water fountains, and building and renovating signs.

Another ongoing project is installing 11 directional signs along the trails. The signs will have a map of the area and show visitors distances between points.

Neighborhood businesses who sponsored the event include Ted Ellis of The Michael Group, Adjust Chiropractic and CC Young Senior Living.