Fort Worth, Texas — Nov. 23, 2011 — The Ben Hogan Foundation is pleased to announce that Mike Moncrief, former mayor of Fort Worth, Texas has joined its board of directors. Moncrief, a life-long resident of Fort Worth, has dedicated his life to public service.
Moncrief served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1971 to 1974, County Judge from 1974 to 1986, Texas State Senator from 1992 to 2003, and Mayor of Fort Worth, Texas from May 3, 2003 until July 12, 2011. Mayor Moncrief and his wife Rosie served on the Host Committee for Super Bowl XLV. Vital partnerships were established by the Moncriefs with Fort Worth key leaders to host ESPN during the biggest weekend in American sports. In 2011 during Moncrief’s tenure, Fort Worth was named one of the National Civic League’s All-America Cities and it remains among the nation’s top 10 safest cities among the fastest growing major cities in America. Mike and Rosie have two sons, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
“We are very pleased to have Mike Moncrief on our Board of Directors,” said Robert Stennett, executive director of the Ben Hogan Foundation. “Mike is a well-known and respected community leader who personally knew Mr. Hogan. As a result, he understands the legacy we are preserving and will prove to be a valuable director of Mr. Hogan’s Foundation.”
The Ben Hogan Foundation is dedicated to honoring and preserving the famed Texas golfer’s legacy and character. It does this by promoting the game of golf for young people, providing college scholarships, supporting families of injured or fallen servicemen and women, and helping fund programs at children’s hospitals.
The Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) governed by a board of directors. The other officers are Lisa Scott, Hogan’s niece and heir; Mike Wright; the director of golf at Shady Oaks Country Club and a Hogan protégé; Michael McMahan, a Hogan admirer whose company designed and built the Ben Hogan Office at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth; David Chapman, a prominent West Coast golf course developer; Tom Stites, chief scientist at Nike Golf; and Mike Ball, president of Mike Ball Reality Corporation.
Those wishing to support Ben Hogan’s legacy by giving to the foundation may do so by calling Stennett at 817-301-9934 or writing to P.O. Box 121518, Fort Worth, Texas 76121-1518.