Iron Cactus Hosts Charity Golf Tournament for Marbridge

For the 18th consecutive year, Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar hosted a charity golf tournament to raise funds for Marbridge, a non-profit residential community that offers transitional and lifetime care to adults with a wide range of cognitive abilities providing them opportunities to learn, experience and live a normal life.

Through this annual charity golf tournament held at Grey Rock Golf Club, Iron Cactus has raised more than $400,000 excluding this year’s tournament.  Last year alone, Iron Cactus raised $25,000 from the golf tournament.  The funds from last year’s and this year’s event will go to the construction of a new gymnasium named as Victory Hall Athletic and Events Center at Marbridge.  The name was suggested by its residents.

“We are thankful to our tournament sponsors and the golfers who play year in and year out,” said Gary Manley, General Partner at Iron Cactus. “With a new gymnasium, the residents of Marbridge will have a chance to learn and play new sports. It will also allow the Marbridge staff to host a variety of events and seminars.”


Austin, TX, May 22, 2012 — Despite thunder, lightning and torrential rain that shortened the Iron Cactus – Carlos ‘N Charlies 17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Grey Rock Golf Club on May 10th, it was still able to raise $25,000 for Marbridge, a residential community for adults with cognitive challenges. The funds raised will go towards building Marbridge’s Victory Hall and Athletic Events Center.

Gary Manley, General Partner at Iron Cactus, with friends from Marbridge.

“We are thankful to all the players, volunteers, sponsors and our friends at Marbridge who came out to support our charity golf tournament,” said Gary Manley, General Partner at Iron Cactus. “In the 17 years we’ve played this golf tournament, it had never rained and I take this as a blessing. We are proud to help make Marbridge’s Victory Hall a reality.”

At approximately 18,100 square feet, the Victory Hall and Athletics Events Center at Marbridge includes a gymnasium, a stage area, an exercise center, classroom facilities, meeting rooms, staff offices and storage space.  It will serve as an athletic facility for teams to practice for Special Olympic competitions. It can also be used as a competitive arena, where scrimmages can be played. It even has the capacity to hold Special Olympic events. Additionally, it will serve as a wellness center so residents can improve overall health and fitness. The classroom facilities will be used for nutrition and life skills training provided to Marbridge residents. Meeting room facilities may be used by staff, volunteers or community groups.

“We are grateful to Iron Cactus for all the support it has given Marbridge through the years,” said James Stacey, President at Marbridge.”It is through organizations like Iron Cactus that we are able to provide assistance to adults with cognitive challenges so they may lead normal, productive lives.”

About Iron Cactus
Iron Cactus serves award-winning Mexican dishes and Premium hand crafted margaritas. The original restaurant opened on historic 6th Street in downtown Austin in 1996. Since then, Iron Cactus has grown to five locations including restaurants in Dallas and San Antonio, and two additional Austin locations. For the latest restaurant updates, “like” Iron Cactus on Facebook at or on Twitter at More information about Iron Cactus can be found at