Posted by Bruce Wood, Written by David Taylor - The Observer on May 04, 2022
The Generation Park Block Party at Redemption Square, 250 Assay Street, Houston,  will have fun and food for the whole family. The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area is the official nonprofit for the Block Party on Saturday, May 7th from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be musical acts throughout the night, a beer garden, artisan market, and climaxing with a large fireworks display. Plus, Rotary will draw the winning raffle ticket for a mint condition 2015 Corvette Corvette Z06 with 3LT performance package at approximately 8:30-9 p.m. Rotary Club Foundation proceeds will be donated to worthy local charities and Humble ISD student scholarships.
Usually one, sometimes two, but never has the Rotary Club of Lake Houston been involved in three fundraisers in three days, but that’s what will happen the weekend of May 5-7.
Past president Michael Kevlin said they have all aligned perfectly with partnerships and good planning.
“The first fundraiser is our Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament,” he said. “We’ve held on the 5th of May the last two years, and it’s been successful.”
The tournament is held at Tour 18 Golf Course, 3102 FM 1960 E. in Humble. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.
“Tickets are $125 for a single golfer and $500 for a foursome,” he said. The ticket includes a breakfast, lunch, two drink tickets, and golf cart.
Kevlin said they will award trophies for first, second and third place and other fun activities are planned throughout the day including a putting contest, raffle, virtual auction and more. There are hole-in-one sponsors for $10,000 and a car prize for different holes, Kevlin said.
At press time, there were still 15-20 slots remaining and going fast.
To sign up and/or to become a sponsor (sponsorships start at $100) contact Danny Contreras at 832-754-0702 or
More information can be found on their website at
The second fundraiser sort of fell in their lap.
“We will be the official nonprofit at the Generation Park Block Party next Saturday,” Kevlin announced. “We will supply all the volunteers for the festival which runs from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Redemption Square in Generation Park,” he said.
Kevlin said there would be musical acts throughout the night, a beer garden, artisan market, and climaxing with a large fireworks display.
“The festival had to be canceled the last two years because of the pandemic and this is the first year back,” he said.
The Block Party is a family-friendly affair with lots of games for the kids, and they are expecting 4,000-plus.
“We get a portion of the proceeds from the party to go toward Rotary,” Kevlin said.
The third and final fundraiser is their annual Corvette raffle and giveaway.
“We hope folks will take a chance to win the Corvette,” he said. Raffle tickets are $100 each and may be purchased from club members in person or online at Only 2,500 tickets are printed with the potential for sale.
The Corvette is a mint condition, low mileage, high performance 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with 3LZ performance package. Ticket holders may also win one of 10 Visa gift cards worth $250.
All ticket holders receive a free round of golf for four at the Atascocita Golf Club (cart not included).
Kevlin said they were grateful to be able to do the drawing at 9 p.m. at the Generation Park Block Party at Redemption Square.
“Last year we did it on Father’s Day, but this gives us a audience for the drawing,” he said.
The winner doesn’t have to be present, and winners are responsible for paying all local, state, and federal taxes, title and registration.
Charitable donations are made by Lake Houston Rotary's Humble Rotary Foundation, a 501(c)3 charity.
Kevlin said the fun doesn’t stop there.
“Throughout the year we give back the money we raise for the Foundation to various groups in the community and also provide scholarships,” he said.
Those net proceeds benefit charities like FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center, Including Kids, Society of St. Stephen, Oaks of Righteousness, Family Promise, Humble Area Assistance Ministry, Mission Northeast, the Holocaust Remembrance Association, WINGS Ministry, Boots for Troops, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Community Response Task Force, and Village Learning Center.
This year, Kevlin said the club will also sponsor the youth exchange program which will include three students in-bound and out-bound. The student scholarships, 16 last year—two at each high school, through the Humble ISD Education Foundation.
“None of the money that is raised is used for operations,” Kevlin emphasized. “This money is an investment right back into our community.”
The club invites the public to come out and support all three fundraisers. To learn more, visit their website at
Story by David Taylor © 2022 The Observer, page A8. Republished with permission.