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EEF hosts fundraising golf event

ENCINITAS — Tickets and registration are available now to be part of the Encinitas Educational Foundation (EEF) fourth annual Swing for Students Golf Tournament.

The event raises funds to support the students of Encinitas Union School (EUSD) and is set for 11 a.m. Jan.27 at the Encinitas Ranch golf course, 1275 Quail Gardens Drive. Event tickets and partnering/sponsorship opportunities can be gotten through the Encinitas Educational Foundation sponsorship page,

A shotgun start tournament welcomes registration as a foursome for $600 or as a single player for $175. There will be sponsored holes, raffle opportunities, challenges, prizes, a reception and auction.

Junior celebrity golfer and EUSD Student, 10 year-old Jonas Appel will be one highlight of the event. Appel is a five-time participant in the Calloway Junior World Championship held each July in San Diego. He’s also a two-time San Diego Junior Golf Association Player-of-the -Year 2012 and 2013, the 2013 U.S. Kids State Champion – Boys 9 and participant in the U.S. Kids World Championship at Pinehurst Golf Resort-North Carolina August 2013. Appel will be hitting the first tee shot at the 2014 Farmers Insurance Open – Torrey Pines in late January.

EUSD Superintendent Tim Baird plans to play the course looking for forgiving fairways while walking through the picturesque bluffs. The course, known for its spectacular location and memorable layout, offers an enjoyable round for golfers of all levels.

EEF is a nonprofit devoted to enriching the educational experience for students in the Encinitas Union School District. By connecting business, parents and community, EEF builds partnerships and fundraising opportunities to overcome school district fiscal restraints. Funds generated support visual and performing arts, science, technology, foreign language, wellness and environmental programs.