Play golf and help support one of the Lake Houston area’s community leaders.

Kevin Kilgore, Sr., co-owner of The Overlook in Atascocita, suffered a massive stroke in November, just before Thanksgiving. Ten weeks later, he is still in the hospital recovering.

Family and friends have organized a “Prayers and Putts for Kevin” golf tournament Friday, Feb. 16 at the Atascocita Golf Club. Teams are $500. Individual players are $125.

Players will be treated to breakfast, lunch and dinner plus complimentary bloody Marys, mimosas, music and much more.

Kilgore suffered the stroke Nov. 16, 2017. He and his wife, Sandy, were driving home from Livingston when they stopped at the Starbucks on FM 1314. It was in the drive-through that he began showing signs of slurred speech. Within a few minutes, Kevin was unable to continue driving and an ambulance took him to Kingwood Medical Center. Now nearly 10 weeks later, Kevin has moved to the inpatient rehabilitation center where he is learning to walk and talk again. He is now saying a few words and takes a few steps with assistance, but estimates are full recovery is months away.

Kevin and Sandy have always had a heart for helping others. They began their journey giving back soon after Sandy’s oldest child, Heidi, passed away at the young age of 13 as she suffered from cystic fibrosis. While with JC Penney, they held 10 years of golf tournaments with all proceeds benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In 1993, they followed his brother Steve’s footsteps into the preschool industry of Kids ‘R’ Kids. It was in April of 1995 that the community was able to experience a state-of-the-art, first-of-its-kind preschool. The Kilgores became avid supporters of the community through various fundraisersand community events, local charities and through the Kids ‘R’ Kids franchise national conference, continuing to support cystic fibrosis, the American Cancer Society, and Helping a Hero.

Today, they are known in the community as the owners of the Atascocita Country Club, better known as The Overlook. They are avid supporters of HAAM and Addi’s Faith Foundation, as well as many other charities, along with currently housing two churches, one of which flooded during Hurricane Harvey. The community is asked to consider supporting the Kilgores with a donation to help in Kevin’s recovery and return as closely as possible to the quality of life he once knew.

Golf Director Ken Kirchoffer promises a day of fun, from the 10:30 a.m. registration and the noon shotgun start to the afternoon of golf on the beautifully restored course, followed by dinner, music and an auction.

“We have many surprises planned, along with food, drinks, all kinds of snacks – it is going to be a great event,” he said. Players will have breakfast tacos, a pastry buffet and complimentary bloody Marys and mimosas. A shotgun start at noon sends players onto the courses where they will find complimentary sandwiches on the circulating beverage carts. At the end of the day, nearly a dozen local restaurants and caterers will have food stations ready, surrounded by dozens of auction items. Live music, 50/50 raffles and much more promises a great day for all.

Golfers can sign up at EventBrite.com while those who want to help can volunteer their time or donate items by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cynthia Calvert
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