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Boys & Girls fundraiser is a success

CARLSBAD — The 60th annual Golf Tournament hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad was a resounding success. The March 26 tournament was held at the Aviara Golf Club and early number estimates are showing that it raised about $150,000.The tournament, which sold out three weeks in advance, attracted 144 golfers, which made up 36 foursome teams.

“We are constantly humbled by the generosity of the businesses and individuals in our community who are so giving,” said Pat Maldi, director of marketing and special events at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. “They are the reason we can impact Carlsbad’s kids in such a significant manner, and we are deeply grateful for their generosity.”

First place winners this year were Glen Rees, David Sloan, Jack Spradlin, and Jerry Tucker.

In the contest categories, winners included Ray Linovitz for putting and Tom Fairweather for closest to the pin.

“We are indebted to Aviara Golf Club for offering up their world-class facility at a deeply discounted rate,” Maldi said. “Their sponsorship allowed us to raise the prices of our tournament, as golfers were clamoring to play on what’s known as one of the best resort golf courses in America.”

Event sponsors were TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company, Emerson Network Power, Hoehn Carlsbad, NRG Cabrillo Power I LLC, Life Technologies, PayPros, Park Hyatt Aviara and Aviara Golf Club, West Steak and Seafood, and Hudson Printing.

“TaylorMade has sponsored our golf tournament for 13 years now, and they have become a true partner in every sense of the word with the Boys & Girls Club,” she said. “So many charities ask for their support, and because we are in their headquarters’ ‘backyard’ we are fortunate to be the beneficiary of their incredible generosity.”

Honorary chair was TaylorMade President and CEO, Mark King.

This year, the steering chair for the golf tournament was Randy Ferren and his committee members were Jerry Carter, Michelle Fabrizio, Ryan Grant, Scott Grugel, Matt Harelson, Eddie Maldonado, Scott McCary, Trisa Mills, Jim Morrison, Pete Sanchez, and Collin Sorensen.

Now that the annual golf tournament has come to a close, Maldi said, they are hard at work for their upcoming fundraisers which include the July 7 Vigilucci’s Beach Bocce World Championship XXXII and Annual Gala in October.

For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad please visit

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Vista Family Dentist April 3, 2012 at 12:31 am

That’s definitely great to hear! Wouldn’t it be something if 1 in every 10th localities initiate a program at the same time, for a general charitable goal? It would be quite a social experiment.

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