HOUSTON – Nearly 180 golfers participated in QMart’s third annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament in October, raising $146,905 to benefit The Lighthouse of Houston, a nonprofit education and service center dedicated to assisting blind and visually impaired people to live independently.
“Being woven into the fabric of the community is part of our business model at QMart. We partnered with the Lighthouse of Houston because the organization is focused on improving the quality of life for a segment of our city’s most vulnerable population,” said Fazil Malik, CEO of Northwest Petroleum (NWP), in a press release.
The largest private agency of its kind in the Southwest, The Lighthouse is known nationwide for its innovative educational programming, vocational services, state-of-the-art adaptive technology, community outreach and recreational services for children. “There are thousands of Houstonians whose entire lives are impacted by a vision issue,” said Omer Malik, NWP’s CFO, whose young daughter’s blindness gave him the idea for the golf tournament fundraiser.
“Having QMart as a partner for our organization has been a huge help in our quest to help blind and visually impaired individuals in our community,” said Gibson M. DuTerroil, president of The Lighthouse of Houston. “The generous proceeds from their golf tournament allow us to continue our mission and provide advances in technology and training.”