September 8, 2017
San Diego, CA – Promises2Kids, one of San Diego’s foremost nonprofits, with a focus on foster care and children’s welfare, has scheduled its FORE KIDS Golf tournament. The event (www.promises2kids.org), hosted by Jeannie and Arthur Rivkin, will take place on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the La Jolla Country Club. Tournament registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a putting contest at 10:00 a.m. and a shotgun start at 11:00 a.m. The event will conclude with an Awards Dinner. Registration fee is $500 per person, $2,000 for a foursome. There are 112 slots available.
Gold Sponsors for the event are The Pala Band of Mission Indians and RL Howard Construction; Silver Sponsors include Cox Business Services, Don Duford, and Souza and Souza Construction. The Host Committee is comprised of Bobby Graham Real Estate, Kevin Smith, Marengo Morton Architects, Kevin Connolly, TaylorMade, Rob Butterfield, Harcourts Prestige Properties – La Jolla, and CBIZ.
“FORE KIDS is a wonderful opportunity to introduce Promises2Kids to our network of supporters,” said Tonya Torosian, MSW, CFRE, the organization’s CEO. “Promises2Kids annually provides over 3,300 current and former foster youth in San Diego County with the tools, opportunities, and guidance they need to address the circumstances that brought them into foster care, overcome the difficulties of their past, and grow into healthy, happy and successful adults.”
From six to 10 promising former foster youth will attend the tournament and golfers will have a chance to include one of them in their round. The goal is to offer guidance about teamwork and building confidence and, provide some golf tips as well.
The top three teams at the FORE KIDS golf tournament will qualify to play in the 2018 Randy Jones Invitational at the newly-renovated Woods Valley Golf Club in January. The Randy Jones Invitational is the only championship golf tournament of its kind in San Diego. Teams that qualify for the invitational will compete for the ultimate golf prize — a Dream Golf Escape for four to Pebble Beach. In addition, the winning team will have $10,000 donated in their honor to the charity they are representing.
As part of this FORE KIDS Golf Tournament, players are encouraged to participate in the Coach-A-Youth fundraising campaign, which is dedicated to helping current and former foster youth learn the skills they need to achieve their goals in life. Promises2Kids coaches and mentors foster youth through unique programs including Guardian Scholars, Camp Connect, Men’s and Women’s Leadership Networks and more. Players can help support these programs by making a gift or starting a fundraising team through the Coach-A-Youth campaign, running until September 30th. (www.classy.org/campaign/coach-a-youth-2017/c142056).
This campaign is open to everyone, not just golfers. Top fundraisers will receive prizes from Promises2Kids’ Official Airline: Southwest Airlines. For players on September 18th, the foursome that raises the most by this date will be announced during the Awards Dinner and each player will receive two round-trip domestic tickets from Promises2Kids’ Official Airline, Southwest Airlines.