The Team


Our mission statement – RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITY

Greg Popovich

Chris with San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Greg Popovich

Chris Tyson
Founder, CEO

I’m a huge sports fan and we are fortunate to meet many celebrities and acquire their autographs. In 2001 I attended a sports networking event in Austin, Texas. My objective was to meet other sports-minded folks like myself. While discussing my memorabilia collection at that event I was approached by a golf tournament coordinator. She desperately needed items for her tournament silent auction. I presented the auction at the tournament and a concept was born. Over the years, my passion for community and fundraising grew as did the business. I am fortunate to blend my Business Marketing degree with a love of sports to benefit charities in the great state of Texas.

I’d like to personally introduce you to our company’s AMAZING FUNDRAISING TEAM:

Chuck with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach

Chuck with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach

Chuck Darling
VP, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX Region

Chuck has been with Tyson Fundraising since 2013, working with charities in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. He is constantly partnering with new charities in this region which is our largest market. He introduced designer fashion items and gift baskets to our product line. Years ago he convinced us to attend a celebrity golf tournament. Today we regularly attend tournaments acquiring signed flags and other golf memorabilia. He is a retired Navy veteran and educator. Chuck loves his Dallas Cowboys. He and wife Chanda live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. They have 3 daughters who also assist with the fundraising business.

Joe with Houston Astros Craig Biggio

Joe with Houston Astros Craig Biggio

Joe McKeel
VP, Austin, TX Region

In 2003 Joe began presenting auctions for charities in the Austin region. He’s a hardcore Dallas Cowboys fan and also loves his San Antonio Spurs. Joe has clever ideas on whose celebrity autograph to acquire and more specifically, what exact items the celebrity should sign. Years ago he was the first to have a musician sign a guitar. Today, signed guitars are a popular item in our fundraisers. Joe received his degree from UT-San Antonio. He and his wife have a baby girl and live in the Austin area.


Randy with WWE Superstar A. J. Styles

Randy Vargas
VP, San Antonio, TX region

In 2011 Randy began presenting auctions in his hometown of San Antonio. His market is our second largest. He often attends San Antonio Spurs games acquiring signed items from the players for the fundraisers. Randy’s wife Melissa also assists him with the events. They have three children.