Priceless Pet Rescue is a non-profit, no-kill pet rescue dedicated the the rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming of unwanted pets in the community. Priceless Pet Rescue operates out of an adoption center known as “The Orphanage” with locations in Chino Hills, and Claremont, CA. All animals are rescued from surrounding high-kill, high-access shelters, owner surrenders on a case by case basis and other pets rescued from various circumstances. We operate solely on donations from the public, and receive no funding from state or government agencies. With the support of yourself, and the community, we can continue our mission of saving one by one until there are none.
Love them All Foundation (LTAF) is a voluntary, non-profit organization whose mission is to help improve the quality of life for children and young adults living with physical and/or intellectual disabilities such as Down syndrome, Autism, and Cerebral Palsy, through organized sports and social activities.
The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
Boys Republic seeks to give adolescent youth with behavioral, educational, emotional, and psychological difficulties an opportunity to achieve their maximum potential for responsible, self-directed life within the community. Family reunification is viewed as a primary goal with lifelong permanent relationships ensured for all youth as a part of planning for eventual transition back to the community. We consider the development of academic, vocational, self-regulation, and social skills essential in assisting the youth we serve to return to the community as thriving, productive citizens.
At our end of year meeting each year we go over a lot of material, make a lot of plans, and do a lot of business stuff. But, we also make a point to look back over the previous year and celebrate our victories.
We have come a long way since we started. Here is our Top 10 of 2016.
Top 10 of 2016
We have to thank #GolfChat legends Jeremy White for orchestrating the authors group and Cassie Norris for hosting #GolfChat. As well as Pete Flanigan, Tiffany Chiasson, Todd Marsh, Tony Dear, Anne Foley-Smith, Dave Hill and Jim Burton for being #GolfChat Authors. And everyone else who has participated in #GolfChat.
Congratulations to the 2016 #GolfChat Award Winners – @Front9Back9, @golfbandwagoner, @ShawnBell, @h2cgolf, @GolfUnfiltered, @1beardedgolfer, @bowdo83, @tiffchaisson and @JDres15.
Follow #GolfChat in 2017 with the new #GolfChat Twitter account – @realGolfchat
This year we created marketing packages specifically for the GolfBoard. The GolfBoard is a great social opportunity to help attract followers and online conversations about your golf course. Our marketing packages help to leverage social media to drive new golfers to your golf course.
- Top 5 Reasons Why You Should NOT Set Up Automatic Posting On Your Social Media Accounts – And How To Do It Anyways.
- How Donald Trump Won the Presidency with Social Media
19th Hole Media became a sponsor of the CGCOA this year and will be helping them recruit new members in 2017.
Learn more about REALiTEE Golf.
He obviously has great experience and our shared mission make Corey the perfect addition to 19th Hole Media.
Read more about our partnership with Corey Ross – Corey Ross Joins 19th Hole Media.
Thank you all for everything! We hope you all have an amazing 2017.
As we plan for 2017, we’re preparing to send out marketing tactics and tips for golf courses coinciding with the CGCOA newsletter. If you’d like to learn how to better market your golf course in 2017 sign up to get our emails – 19th Hole Media Newsletter
The idea behind our first annual Southern California Charity Golf Classic was to commemorate several people in our community who we saw doing great things. Our first annual Southern California Charity Golf Classic in 2015 raised $7,597.81 for 10 different charities in the Chino Valley area.
This year the event will be bigger and better. Join us at the 2nd Annual Southern California Charity Golf Classic on July 29, 2016 at Los Serranos Country Club. When you sign up you have the chance to win cash and prizes. Including $1000 to the winner of our helicopter ball drop or even a brand new car from MK Smith Chevrolet. You’ll also be able to bid on awesome items during our live auction and silent auction. Plus, join us all for an amazing chicken and tri tip dinner.
All checks have been delivered to their respective charities and below you can learn more about how your involvement in the Southern California Charity Golf Classic helped to impact the lives of others.
We made a difference on July 17, 2015 and can’t wait for next year.
For those of you who ordered golf shirts, they just came in and are ready for distribution (See the complete list of golfers who ordered below).
I’d like to deliver them by hand, so you can email me your address and/or give me a call so I can bring them by – (909) 973 – 9089.
Lastly, if you haven’t heard already, Cindy and I gave birth to our son, Sebastian.
Thank you for playing in the Southern California Charity Golf Classic. Look for an email in January announcing the date for the 2016 Southern California Charity Golf Classic and early registration pricing.
Thank you all for everything!
We Raised $7,597.81 for Charity!
Boys Republic: $904.14
David Kramer, Senior Vice President at Los Serranos Country Club and Michael Toomey, a Boys Republic Board Advisor worked to help make the Southern California Charity Golf Classic a success.
The money raised for Boys Republic will be going towards their new Culinary Kitchen project. The boys will not only learn the Culinary Arts but also how to be confident in a restaurant setting and help prepare them to become Chefs.
Boys Republic is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian school and treatment community for troubled youngsters. Since its founding in 1907, it has guided more than 30,000 at-risk teenage boys and girls toward productive, fulfilling lives.
The Let It Be Foundation: $828.16
Ron Capps is the Ayala High School Boy’s and Girl’s Golf Coach. Ron and his teams were instrumental in putting on a highly successful golf tournament. A big thank you to the Ayala High School golf teams who did a great job working the Southern California Charity Golf Classic.
Ron decided to support The Let It Be Foundation.
The Let It Be Foundation cares for an entire family, not just their sick child during the length of medical treatment. A family’s income level is not a qualifying factor to determine if they are eligible. Without love and encouragement, the disease can become the focus of their existence.
The Let It Be Foundation was inspired by Karla Asch-Rosen,
who at the age of 15 was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Karla was a beautiful teen who had been involved in school dance, soccer and was a normal teenager. Her heartfelt desire was to “just be normal” and share her faith with others.
Ruthe Rosen, CEO & Co-founder, was also a big help in supporting the Southern California Charity Golf Classic. And, in an exciting turn of events, Leigh Ann Fatino, one of the organizers of the Southern California Charity Golf Classic is now volunteering with The Let It Be Foundation.
Wounded Warrior Project: $790.17
Gary Christman was all in on the Southern California Charity Golf Classic and worked hard to secure golfers, get sponsorships and donations, and supported the event on the day of the golf tournament.
Gary chose to support the Wounded Warrior Project.
Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a charity and veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, service and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following the events of September 11, 2001.
Bark for Life: $509.05
Lyle Ballard, owner of Town Square Florist and KALEO Real Estate Agent, chose to have his portion of the funds we raised go towards Bark for Life.
The Bark For Life movement offers an inspiring opportunity to honor cancer survivors, promote how individuals can reduce their cancer risk, and raise money to help end cancer. And we won’t stop until we finish the fight against cancer!
With the support of thousands of volunteers, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day.
Lyle helped immensely on the day of the event getting everything set up for our golfers.
House of Ruth: $615.42
Vicki Finklestein, Executive Director of the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce, chose the House of Ruth as her charity of choice for the Southern California Charity Golf Classic.
House of Ruth’s mission is two-fold: (1) To advocate for and assist women and children victimized by domestic violence and children exposed to violence in transforming their lives by providing culturally competent shelter, programs, opportunities, and education; and (2) To contribute to social change through intervention, education, prevention programs and community awareness.
The Salvation Army: $577.43
The $577.43 raised for The Salvation Army went towards food to feed the homeless and impoverished community for their Wednesday hot dinner.
Belinda Douglas, the Director of Operations for the Salvation Army | Ontario Corps, was an organizer and huge supporter of the Southern California Charity Golf Classic. She was responsible for tons of tasks throughout the planning and during the golf tournament and we could not have done it without her.
The Salvation Army itself donated trail mix and popcorn for the goodie bags.
The Salvation Army Ontario Corps Community Center offers a wide variety of services. Children in the community are welcome to come to the after school program and free music lessons. There are also scouting programs, art lessons, drama, singing, tutoring and Sunday School. On Tuesdays, there is a women’s support group. There are community dinners Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons. You are also invited to worship on Sunday. All are welcome.
For more than 120 years, The Salvation Army has been delivering services and hope to the less fortunate on the streets of Ontario and Western Inland Empire in Southern California.
The Salvation Army is invested in community outreach, including Food Bank, Box&Hot Meals, Angel Tree, Youth-At-Risk, Summer Camp, Music & Arts Training, Disaster Relief, and Spiritual Counseling.
The Salvation Army is here to help all who come seeking a better life. They offer services to help the homeless, the addicted, the elderly, youth, and anyone else who might need assistance.
Corona Firefighters Benevolent Fund: $1,048.50
David and Scott Goodwin were essential to running a successful tournament and helped even though they could not attend.
The money we raised is going towards to help Tayvin J. Sheridan.
Tayvin J. Sheridan was born August 5, 2011, six weeks premature. He was born with a hypoplastic right heart, which means the right side of his heart was extremely underdevelpoed. Tayvin was also born with a underdeveloped right arm, right ear and right side facial paralysis. He has received physical therapy since he was 10 weeks old and has undergone two major heart surgeries. Tayvin recently realized his “little ear” is not “normal” and will be having ear reconstructive surgery October 1st. He will also have a heart bypass in 2016 and numerous prosthetic arms in his future.
Tayvin has made tremendous progress and has become such a smart, active and strong toddler. His determination is a true inspiration to watch and we are so proud of him. Please help us reach our goal so Tayvin can get a “normal” ear!
California Scholastic Press Association – $797.77
The $797.77 we raised for the Southern California Scholastic Press Association has been earmarked to help pay for a student from the Inland Empire to attend the CSPA Workshop. The CSPA hasn’t had many students from the area, but some financial assistance would make it easier for someone.
So, if you know someone in the Inland Empire who is interested in journalism or writing, make sure you tell them about the CSPA Workshop since there is a scholarship waiting for them.
The CSPA is the most prestigious high school journalism workshop in the country and will be back for a 65th consecutive year in 2016.
The workshop accepts 25 juniors or seniors from around the country who are seriously considering a career in journalism. Their volunteer instructors guide an intensive learn-by-doing curriculum that includes news, features, editorial writing, photography, ethics, broadcast and online journalism and social media, and also share their experiences as professional journalists. Recent graduates are studying at some of the top college journalism programs in the country, and they have a growing list of graduates who are enjoying professional success.
Facebook Group Page w/PHOTOS
We also created a Facebook group page which has tons of great pictures of the event. We would love for you to share your impressions of the golf tournament and any photos you took on our Facebook Group Page!
Click on Photos then Albums to see all of our tournament photos.
We’ll see you at the next Southern California Charity Golf Classic
Friend to the Southern California Charity Golf Classic, Mel Austin is hosting and producing a comedy show. Mel Austin hooked us up with a great master of ceremonies for our golf tournament in July and now he’s hosting Squeaky Clean Comedy.
Squeaky Clean Comedy! A great way to release your stress at the end of the week. This 90 minute show is packed with high energy standup comedy without offensive language or content. Ages 16 & up welcome. Hosted and produced by Mel Austin with Laughing To Success Entertainment www.Laugh2success.com. Music by DJ Raul.
If you check out the show, let us know!
If you can’t make it to this show visit Mel’s website to see more great events: http://laugh2success.com/
Thank you all for your feedback on the Southern California Charity Golf Classic. Here are some of our favorite responses from the feedback we received from the first ever Southern California Charity Golf Classic.
“I will tell you this…I play in charity scrambles all over the US and I could not tell this was the first one. Great job in the organization and execution.”
“The whole day is a great memory.”
“When John (Not JohnnyGK) sunk our team’s sole par 3 birdie from about 35 feet away! I made the birdie putt on our sole par 4 hole!”
“It was well organized and most everyone was welcoming and helpful from arrival in the parking lot to the dinner and raffles.”
“I want you to know that I have organized a few of these in my time and I recognized talent when I see it. This event had a lot of moving parts and you were cool when I know things were not going well and you handled yourself with outward calm and professionalism. Well done and please put me on the list for next year.”
“Loved all the baskets and gifts. Loved the golf ball drop. Enjoyed making friends with golfers I didn’t know. Liked the Multi-Charity concept. They are all good charities. Everyone was so friendly and cared about our enjoyment. Liked women’s gifts and baskets. Lacey is a sweetheart. Can’t wait to come next year.”
Help us put on a great event next year. The more testimonials we have the better we’ll be able to promote the Southern California Charity Golf Classic next year. Answer these questions and include your name if you’d like us to attribute these to you.