Cole’s Story

Cole Gordon’s tragic passing at the young age of 17 brought to light his love of community through his extensive volunteerism. Born and raised in Friendswood, Texas, he followed in his family’s footsteps giving time to worthy causes. Starting with the Lighthouse Charity Team – feeding people in need, he ventured on to FFA, raising farm animals for show, while spending endless hours helping the Friendswood Fire Department, Police and Emergency Medical Service Departments, the Rotary Club of Galveston, Galveston County Emergency Response, the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce, along with many of his friends from FFA.

In the last 9 years of his life, Cole’s volunteering activities spanned 750 charitable events and touched the lives of over 500,000 people.

Cole was known throughout the community for his “Helping Hand”.
When there was a need, Cole was there.
This foundation will continue the dedication to service lived by Cole and now shared with others.

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1s Annual Cole's Clays

First Annual Cole’s Clays

October 30th, 2021
The Cole Gordon “Helping Hand” Foundation 1st Annual Sporting Clay Shoot will consist of 1 flight – 72 targets per flight. Mulligans available. All proceeds benefit our mission to be the “Helping Hand” for students who can benefit from the Junior Livestock Program through the power of Kids Helping Kids.

WHEN

8AM Registration
9AM Scramble
11AM Lunch
12PM Live Auction

WHERE

Providence PLantation
10230 FM-521
Rosharon, TX 77583

AWARDS

High Overall
High Ladies
High Junior
Games Award

Raffle Tickets

Raffle Tickets for Cole's Clays

PURCHASE ONE RAFFLE TICKET

Each ticket costs $20

Raffle Ticket - One for $20
PURCHASE SIX RAFFLE TICKETS

6 tickets cost $100

6 raffle tickets for $100

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sign up today! Payment can be made with the form below or by calling Scott Gordon at 713-823-5989:


Choose Your Sponsorship Level
Team or Contact Name




TITLE SPONSOR $10,000 (1 AVAILABLE)
Our title sponsor makes this event possible, playing an important role in the planning and success of the tournament through both financial support and corporate volunteers.

  • Company name in event logo and listed as presenting partner in all event collateral.
  • Name recognition on all awards.
  • Name recognition on event banner prominently displayed at tournament.
  • Two teams of four included.
  • Opportunity to network with participants at your sponsor hosted display
COURSE SPONSOR $2,500 (3 AVAILABLE)
Welcome shooters and guests as the office course sponsor!

  • Name recognition/logo on event signage prominently displayed throughout the course.
  • Name recognition/logo on event banner prominently displayed at tournament.
  • One team of four included.
  • Opportunity to network with participants at your sponsor hosted display
LUNCH SPONSOR $5,000 (1 AVAILABLE)
Our food sponsor ensures that all participants keep their strength up to maximize their competitive edge.

  • Name recognition highlighted on lunch menus.
  • Name recognition/logo on event signage prominently displayed throughout the course.
  • One team of four included.
  • Opportunity to network with participants at our sponsor hosted display
AMMO SPONSOR $2,500 (4 AVAILABLE)
Your sponsorship covers the ammo needed to knock down the clays.

  • Name recognition/logo on event signage prominently displayed throughout the course.
  • Name recognition on event banner prominently displayed throughout at the tournament.
  • One team of four included.
  • Opportunity to network with participants at your sponsor hosted display
SHOOTING GAME SPONSOR $2,500 (1 AVAILABLE)
Put your name on the event that separates the men from the boys.

  • Two-Man flurry.
  • Name recognition on shooting game tickets and game.
  • One team of four included.
SCORE CARD SPONSOR $1,000 (1 AVAILABLE)
Your logo will be displayed prominently on all score sheets distributed to shooters.

  • Name recognition/logo on score sheets.
  • One individual shooter included.
STATION SPONSORS $500 (10 AVAILABLE)
See your name “in lights” or rather a sign as one of our station sponsors.

  • Name recognition/logo on station sign.
  • One individual shooter included.
TEAM SPONSOR $600

  • Four shooters per team.
  • 72 targets per shooter.
  • Lunch provided

INDIVIDUAL SHOOTER $200

  • 72 targets per shooter.
  • Lunch provided

Texas Senate SRS 393

On May 12th, 2021, the Texas Senate recognized Cole’s legacy and the commemoration of The Helping Hands Ranch

Texas Senate SRS 393

On May 12th, 2021, the Texas Senate recognized Cole’s legacy and the commemoration of The Helping Hands Ranch

Helping Hand Happenings

Cole Gordon The Helping Hand Foundation ground breaking
Cole Gordon The Helping Hand Foundation ground breaking

Ground breaking for Cole Gordon’s Helping Hands Ranch

On Saturday, April 10, 2021, the Cole Gordon Helping Hand Foundation celebrated its ground breaking ceremony for the future home of the Cole Gordon’s Helping Hands Ranch at 2576 Cannon Rd. in Alvin. Local dignitaries, family, friends and donors were on hand to show their support for this ranch that will help FFA students in various endeavors. A big thank you to everyone that came out to show their love for Cole as we strive to make him proud with our dreams and goals for this ranch.

Cole Gordon Help Hand Ranch Ground Breaking April 10th, 2021
Cole Gordon Help Hand Ranch Ground Breaking April 10th, 2021
Cole Gordon Help Hand Ranch Ground Breaking April 10th, 2021

Learn more about opportunities at the Cole Gordon’s Helping Hands Ranch


Friendswood Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year
2019 Friendswood Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year

The Friendswood Chamber of Commerce honored Cole by renaming their Citizen of the Year Award to the Cole Gordon Citizen of the Year Award. Cole and his dad, Scott, were always involved with the Chamber, helping whenever and wherever they were needed.

Friendswood Rotary - Paul Fellows Harris Award

Friendswood Rotary Club
Paul Fellows Harris Award

Cole Gordon was recognized with the Paul Fellows Harris Award from the Friendswood Rotary Club. The Paul Fellows Harris award is the highest honor given from Rotary International. Rotary’s creed is “Service Above Self”. In many conversations it has been stated that Cole “Exemplified Service Above Self” on a daily basis.

Rest Easy (Cole’s Song)

We are proud to announce announce Martin Griffin’s song – Rest Easy (Cole’s Song) – is now available to download and stream on all your favorite digital sources (itunes, Spotify, YouTube, etc.).

A very special thank you to Scott Gordon, Heather, Thurman Gordon, and the team at Edgewater Music Group for working with Martin to complete this project to share with everyone.

Here is the YouTube link for the song, but you can also find it on all favorite online music services to download & share!

Tasting Room Opening at the old Falstaff Brewery in Galveston
Tasting Room Opening at the old Falstaff Brewery in Galveston

Friends, family, and supporters attended the opening of the Tasting Room at the Falstaff Brewery in Galveston where community members made numerous donations to the foundation formed in Cole’s honor.

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