Thank You 2019 Richard King III Grand Classic Sponsors

We would like to thank our golfers, sponsors, volunteers and Associates for supporting the 2019 Richard King III Grand Classic Golf Tournament at the Corpus Christi Country Club on Monday, October 21, 2019. Golfers enjoyed the day and great weather while raising funds toward the CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – Shoreline Inpatient Rehabilitation.

We’d especially like to thank our 2019 sponsors. Your generous support is an investment in the health care we provide to the South Texas community. We appreciate your commitment to the Richard King III Grand Classic Golf Tournament and look forward to seeing you next year at the Corpus Christi Country Club on Monday, October 19, 2020!

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About the Event

The Richard King III CHRISTUS Spohn Grand Classic has become one of the most notable fundraisers of the year across South Texas with roots grounded solely in philanthropy and a love for the game of golf.

CHRISTUS Spohn Health System’s charitable golf tournament has supported the healing mission of the hospital system for more than two decades. The philanthropic event began in 1991 when the late Vernon Medlin, M.D., a longtime radiologist and radiation oncologist with CHRISTUS Spohn, teamed with Corpus Christi Country Club Head Golf Professional Doug DeSive to raise money for the hospital system through his favorite pastime.

The 2002 Grand Classic was held in memory of the late F.F. Rogers M.D., a general surgeon who practiced with CHRISTUS Spohn. Dr. Rogers had made such an impression on one of his patients, Richard King III, that King was inspired to chair the event and host it in tribute of Rogers. As a member of the CHRISTUS Spohn Foundation’s Board of Directors, King championed the tournament for several years. When King passed away, it seemed natural to name the tournament in his honor.

If you would like to know more about the event, please contact Patricia Cano by phone at 361-881-3611 or email