PLANO — The Cornwell Jackson 13th annual Wurst Golf Fest raised over $40,000 this year for beneficiaries The Samaritan Inn and Journey to Dream.

This legendary event is not your typical tournament. To paint a picture for those who have not yet experienced our annual German themed tournament at McKinney’s Stonebridge Ranch Country Club, there are grown men dressed in lederhosen, festive Bavarian girls, brats grilling on the barbeque, plenty of beer to go around, amusing and challenging contests throughout the day, and fun for all parties involved. What makes it even better is that all of the proceeds are donated each year to a worthy cause.

The entirety of this year’s event proceeds donated to The Samaritan Inn, located in McKinney, are being used to fund the construction of a new resident facility devoted exclusively to family housing. The charity plans to break ground for its new facility’s early next year. Operating as the only homeless shelter in Collin County, The Samaritan Inn is more than just a place to spend the night. It is a holistic program that teaches self-sufficiency and life skills. To assist the needs of individuals and families before, during, and after a homeless situation, The Samaritan Inn provides interactive, in-house programs for its residents and graduates. The proven program has helped many residents get back on their feet and become valuable members of society again.

Because of our generous sponsors, The Samaritan Inn and Journey to Dream (located in Plano) were given a total of $40,627! A very special thank you to Sagiss, ExploreUSA RV, North Dallas Bank & Trust, Precise Food Ingredients, King Architectural Metals, Davis Crane, Underwood Perkins, Signal Metals, Comerica, Vazata, Bavarian Grill, Ben E. Keith, Stonebridge Ranch Country Club, Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys and many more.

Cornwell Jackson and all of the tournament sponsors invite you to be a part of next year’s amazing tournament, which will be held on Sept. 23, 2014 at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club and will exclusively benefit The Samaritan Inn’s building project. To be a sponsor at Wurst Golf Fest 2014, please contact Beth Smith at 972-202-8035 or