Tournament History

In 2003, two board members, Ross Hinton and Mary Lou White, were brainstorming different fundraising possibilities for the Club. With Fredericksburg’s unique shopping and girlfriend getaway opportunities, it seemed natural to create a golf-style tournament around shopping.

Ross’ sister, Margaret Hampton, from Austin and Mary Lou’s sister, Nyna Dolby, from California gathered a few of their friends for the first tournament. Participating stores were invited to donate to the Boys & Girls Club a small percentage of what the shopper’s spent in their stores.

From those humble beginnings, the Shopping Tournament is now a signature fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of the Texas Hill Country, a much-anticipated event for the community and a wonderful girlfriend getaway that has a philanthropic purpose.