Hotels.com Holds Sixth 
AnnualFairway to Wellness Charity Golf Tournament

Hotels.com held the sixth annual Fairway to Wellness Charity Golf Tournament on November 2. Hosted at the Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, the sponsored tournament benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association.

The annual tournament has donated more than $725,000 over the last five years, including a record-breaking $255,000 in charitable contributions from last year’s event. All funds donated stay with local beneficiary charities to directly support the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Founded in 2012, the tournament began as the brainchild of two Hotels.com employees who were impacted by cancer and diabetes. In the years since, employees from the Dallas-based Hotels.com headquarters have volunteered annually to organize the event.

Grapevine-Colleyville 
Education Foundation 
Receives Boeing Grant

Boeing has announced the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Education Foundation is the recipient of a $47,500 grant for Aviation Industry Motivating Student Success (AIMSS). The grant will offer an extended learning day for selected students in first through eighth-grade at Cannon Elementary and Grapevine Middle School to address instructional opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and to provide accelerated instruction for students. The AIMSS program will target students in order to maximize their potential and retain them in the STEM program as they progress in their education.

“We are so thankful for this grant from Boeing and the GCISD Education Foundation to continue our STEM focus at Cannon Elementary and Grapevine Middle School,” Tony Zahn, GCISD Director of Science and Instructional Technology, says. “This funding will provide further opportunities for students to extend their learning beyond a traditional school day and develop a deeper love for STEM learning.”

Baylor Scott & White – 
Grapevine Earns Level II Major Trauma Center Designation 

Two years of intensive clinical and administrative work has earned Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine a Texas Level II Major Trauma Center designation and a verification by the American College of Surgeons. The hospital is one of 19 Level II Major Trauma Centers in Texas.

“In trauma care, time is critical, and having the availability of a Level II trauma center in this community allows for immediate care,” Steve Newton, president of Baylor Scott & White—Grapevine, says. “Now patients and their families can get comprehensive care right here in our community for everything from minor injuries to the most critical, life-threatening injuries.”

Previously, ambulances had to drive an average of 30 minutes to reach a Level II Major Trauma Center in Tarrant or Dallas counties.

“A trauma team provides a multi-disciplinary response to address every angle of care for the injured patient,” Danielle Sherar, trauma program manager, Baylor Scott & White – Grapevine, says. “The trauma rooms within the emergency department are set up with necessary equipment to provide time-sensitive care.”

Trauma centers have specific processes to anticipate patient care needs based on injury patterns.

The hospital began pursuit of Texas level II designation in November 2015.

ShipBob Opens Warehouse 
in Grapevine

In a continued effort to give e-commerce companies across the United States a hassle-free way to manage inventory and ship products, ShipBob announced the opening of their newest warehouse in Grapevine. It marks ShipBob’s fifth fulfillment center and the first in the Southern United States.

The warehouse is at 4051 Freeport Parkway, located nearly equidistant from Dallas and Fort Worth. ShipBob’s warehouse will also bring new jobs to the area with plans to hire more than 100 employees. 

ShipBob has already helped more than 1,000 e-commerce companies ship more than 2 million packages to date. With warehouses in Chicago, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, San Francisco and now Grapevine, ShipBob is now positioned to offer customers from all corners of the continental United States shipping solutions.