CORAZON DE VIDA :: ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT Posted on 14 Apr 16:00
On Friday April 8th, Corazon de Vida held their annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Tijeras Creek Golf Club in Rancho Santa Margarita. Despite a little bit of rain, everyone had a great time playing for our beautiful children in Baja.
The players were greeted by enthusiastic volunteers who handed out goodie bags filled with treats, hats, golf balls, and more. They had the chance to take their pictures on the “Green Carpet” and enjoyed some mouth-watering tacos at our amazing taco stands before shotgun. Afterwards, the golfers all raced against one another to get to the nearest hole to start their game. We could hear the players shouting and cheering around the course. They were all happy to pose for candid shots and group photos.
After spending nearly five hours playing in the sprinkling rain, it was time to head back to the clubhouse for a delicious dinner and awards presentation. It was the perfect way to end the night full of laughter, cheering, and even some tears were shed. We raised $32,000 thanks to the 100+ golfers that came out to support our tournament and thanks to the following sponsors: Platinum sponsor Bernie Welk – Cliqpak and to our Tee Sponsors: Dan Streit - SST and SSTI, Craig Stoltz -Pacific Edge, Tomas Rallo - Rallo Law Firm, P.C., Tim Murphy - ASM, Mark Weiner - Omni Corp, Gabe Loya - Jellco, John Mikulka - Allen Packaging, Ty Reed - Keylink, Thomas and Ted Prenovost - Prenovost, Normandin, Bergh & Dawe, APC, and Frank Toms -Jeffrey Court.
We would like to send a heartfelt thank you to our host committee, for working hard for several months planning this event: Juan Pacheco, Gina Tillotson, Dan Streit, Ed Patrick, Nadim Mustafa and George Perez. Thank you so much to our celebrity friends for coming down all the way from LA in support of the children: Rick Najera, Momo Rodriguez, Emilio Rivera, Nicholas Gonzalez, Mark Hildreth (Official) and Neil Hildreth. Thank you for the love and support, we look forward partnering again with you in the future!
Also, thank you so much to all of our silent auction and raffle donors, Audi Mission Viejo for sponsoring the Hole in One contest, Tijeras Creek Golf Club for all your support in planning and executing the event. Thank you so much to our staff Irene, Leny and Natalie for your dedication and to our dearest volunteers, our events would not be possible without your selfless dedication to our cause: Ana, Maya, Sara, Lisa, Sevy, Daniela, Beckie, De'Anna, Yvette, Alin, Kiana, Jennie, Yicheng, Carmen and Luz Elena. And also, thank you Susie Albin-Najera Consulting for the beautiful pictures of the event.