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The 30th Annual Children's Fund Golf Classic

This February marked the 30th Anniversary Children’s Fund Golf Classic. Having taken place on Monday, February 13, 2023, at Red Hill Country Club, this annual event is Children’s Fund’s biggest fundraiser year after year.


What’s on the Agenda


9am Registration and Breakfast

The day began at 9am when our golfers will meet at Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga. After sign-in at our registration booth, participants were treated to a complimentary breakfast, courtesy of Baker’s Drive-Thru and Martha Green’s Dough’lectibles Bakery, to get the players fueled up for a day of golfing.


9:30am Shotgun

The golfers let loose at 9:30am with a ‘shotgun start.’ Each group is set up at a different starting hole and moves through the course in order, meaning that a group starting at hole 10 would play through to hole 18 and then play holes 1-9. This allows each group to make it through the course faster and more efficiently than everyone waiting at starting at hole 1.


11:30am Lunch Provided on Course

To keep the players going through the day, lunch will be provided for our golfers. This year, our lunch will be provided by The Habit. As the day goes on, we also offered a variety of different contests like a Hole-in-One for a brand-new car, and giveaways from brands like Extracurricular and Maui Jim.


3:30pm Cocktail Hour and Silent Auction

By about 3:30pm, golfers were wrapping up and headed back to the clubhouse where we had a cocktail hour waiting for them with live music and a cigar roller. At that time, our silent auction was going strong. With our best variety of items yet, bidders had the chance to take home golf outings, drink packages, concert tickets, and more.


4:30pm Founders’ Award Banquet, Live Auction, and Awards

The 30th Anniversary Children’s Fund Golf Classic culminated in our Founders’ Award Banquet at 4:30pm. This year’s Founders’ Award was awarded to Dee Dee Anderson for her continued contribution to Children’s Fund and our mission. Things really started getting exciting when we started our live auction. We had a lot of excellent items up for grabs this year, including ticket to see Carrie Underwood, paddleboards, and a 7 night stay in Hawaii. Following an entertaining auction, we moved on to our Fund-A-Cause, which was this year dedicated towards funding extracurricular scholarships for children. Guests were encouraged to pledge a donation, starting at $10,000 and gradually scaling down to just $100. But the best part was yet to come. The final person to pledge was going to take home a brand-new golf bag and full set of clubs from TaylorMade. This caused a frenzy as guests all over the room were making pledges to be the last person and take home the clubs. It was a sight to see.


With everything that we had planned this year and all of the tireless effort from our generous volunteers and Children’s Fund staff, we sought to put on a fantastic event and honor the 30 years that we have been doing this.


Auction Items


Live Auction

We had some incredible items up for grabs at our 30th Anniversary Children’s Fund Golf Classic Live Auction this year! Vacations, concerts, adventures, and more.


A Night Out with Carrie Underwood


See Carrie Underwood on her Denim & Rhinestones Tour at the Crypto.com Arena in the heart of Los Angeles on March 13, 2023. Carrie Underwood's seventh tour, the Denim & Rhinestones tour began in 2022 and has received much praise for Underwood's singing, versatility, and spectacle, receiving such reviews as " Underwood seemed on a mission to prove she could do just about anything and it would be tough to dispute after her two-hour performance." There is no doubt that this show is sure to be unforgettable. Also included in this package is a $500 Visa gift card to make the night even more incredible! With your choice to spend a night at one of Downtown LA's many boutique hotels, grab a bite at any of the amazing restaurants around LA Live, forget about driving for the night and take an Uber to the arena, or get your hands on some concert merch, the night is yours!


Golf Foursome at Lake Arrowhead and Resort Stay


What's better than playing 18 holes? Playing 18 holes while you are surrounded by gorgeous views and crisp mountain air. Take home a golf foursome at the members-only Lake Arrowhead Country Club. Known throughout SoCal for its challenging fairways, gorgeous scenery, and world-class facilities, this will be an outing to remember. Prize includes a round of golf for four and golf cart rentals. Make your trip even more memorable with a stay at the beautiful Lake Arrowhead Resort. Situated right on the lake, take in picturesque views as you dine amongst the pines at Bin 189. A stay at Lake Arrowhead Resort is the definition relaxation and you will have your choice of either 1 room for 2 nights or 2 rooms for one night. Welcome cocktails and a delicious dining experience at the classic and cozy Bin 189 is also included for your enjoyment.


Los Angeles Angels with Diamond Club


Be ready to rally in style with the Los Angeles Angels! Get tickets to one game of three game day choices. The experience begins with you and 5 of your friends welcomed in the premiere parking area, with 2 VIP parking passes, and exit your vehicle just a few steps away from the stadium entrance. Make yourself comfortable in the Diamond Club seating just a few rows behind home plate. Be ready for your close-up as the camera will catch you behind the batter and bring your ballpark appetite as you will be waited on in your seat with the Angels A+ service! You will be in Halos heaven, close enough to make the calls and cheer on every hit and homer like you are a part of the team!


Sail Away San Diego


Enjoy a tour of the beautiful San Diego Bay with views of the skyline, battle ships, submarines, Glorrietta bay, and Coronado Bay. Or, for the more adventurous, take on open ocean sailing beyond Point Loma with an opportunity to see dolphins, sea lions, and, depending on the time of the year, the chance to go whale watching! Bring up to 3 additional guests as you step on to your vessel for the day, a stunning 50' Beneteau 473 sailing yacht, the Gina Bella. You'll be taken around the picturesque San Diego Bay, enjoying the cool breeze and warm sun from the deck of the ship. Take in the gorgeous sights of the natural harbor, the bustling views of downtown San Diego, and the historic USS Midway aircraft carrier. When you and your crew are starting to feel hungry, lunch and drinks will be served on board the yacht.


7 Nights in the Golf Villas at Mauna Lani


One of the most attractive packages that we have up for grabs this year is an 8 day/7 night stay at the Golf Villas at Mauna Lani in the area known as Puako on the Northwest shore of the island of Hawai’i. Stunning views surround you as you reside in a state of relaxation. For the golfers, Mauna Lani is home to world-class courses complete with ocean views, lava rock, and lush greenery that will make a game here unlike any other. This package also includes airfare for two, access to the Mauna Lani private beach club, fitness center, pool, spa, and outdoor cooking area. In addition, the winner will enjoy a personal vehicle for the duration of their stay and transportation to and from Kona International Airport. Paradise is calling!


Diamond Crusted Teardrop Necklace


If you are reading this, here is your reminder that tomorrow is Valentine's Day. Make her feel as special as she is with this 3/4 CTW Diamond Cluster Double Halo Pear Shape 18" Pendant necklace set in 10KT White Gold. What's more beautiful than a diamond? How about a cluster of diamonds mounted together allowing the light to radiate and sparkle like a camera flash!


VIP NASCAR at the Auto Club Speedway


Get ready for the roar of the engines, the rush of the wind, and the incredible excitement of the crowd at the Auto Club Speedway. Take home this "VIP package" for four, including grandstand tickets, pit passes, and parking for the 2023 Pala Casino 400 NASCAR Cup Series at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana on Sunday, February 26, 2023. Following up the excitement of the Daytona 500, this is sure to be a can't-miss event as it will be the final race taking place on the Auto Club Speedway's classic 2-mile track.


Flight in a WWII T-6 Warbird


It's time to take to the skies! The winner of this auction item will enjoy a 30-minute ride in an authentic warbird WWII T-6, a US Navy training aircraft that was in production from 1935 through the 1950's. During the Second World War, this aircraft became the advanced trainer for the Army, Navy, and Royal Air Force, among many others. The pilot will take you sightseeing over a 30-minute ride. Or, for you daredevils, you can increase the thrill factor with a series of light aerobatics. You may even fly the aircraft for a bit for the ultimate airborne experience. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that is not to be missed by any fan of aviation.


His & Hers Paddleboards


Summer is just around the corner and that means a whole lot of warm sun and beach fun! And paddleboarding is one of the easiest and most fun ways to enjoy your time out on the water. Join in on one of the world's fastest growing watersports with one of sport's hottest brands. Take home two of POP Board Co.'s best-selling inflatable paddleboards, the Royal Hawaiian Mint and Royal Hawaiian Pink. The boards’ eye-catching design is sure to turn heads on your next trip to the beach, lake, or river. Measuring in at 10’ 6”, each board weighs only 25 pounds and inflates in just minutes. When you’re finished for the day simply deflate and roll up your board until the next time you’re ready to use it. Perfect for beginners or experts, these boards invite you to find a partner, grab your boards, and head straight to the shore.


Silent Auction


Golf Foursome at Redlands Country Club

Play a round at the Redlands Country Club in Redlands, one of the oldest in California. Surrounded by serene native landscaping and tree lined fairways, you’ll forget that you’re minutes from the city. Auction item includes golf cart rental and can be used any day.


Pizza Time

It's pizza time! Easily cook up your own pizzas at home with an OONI Koda 16 pizza oven and all the accessories you need to make it pizza night every night, including two premium bottles of wine!


These were just two of the 20+ items we had available to bid on. See all of the other amazing items we had up for grabs.


Check out all the fun from the

30th Annual Children's Fund Golf Classic!



Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success!


Sponsors

The best way to support the 30th Anniversary Children’s Fund Golf Classic was through one of our sponsorships. Here are the incredible groups whose support helped us make our Golf Classic a reality.

VISION Sponsor

• National Core and Hope Through Housing

MISSION Sponsor

• A. Gary Anderson Foundation

SUPPORT Sponsors

• Vaugh & Ann Bryan

• Diversified Pacific Opportunity Fund

OPPORTUNITY Sponsors

• Burlingame Industries, Inc.

• California Steel Industries

• Diversified Pacific

• Fifth Third Bank

• Kristin Pierce Real Estate – Century 21 Lois Lauer Realty

• Dan & C.C. Vest

HOPE Sponsors

• Anderson Community Partners

• Catalyst Commercial Group

• Gregory Devereaux & Bertha Chavoya

• Dave & Cheryl Harris Family

• Lasting Legacy “Colby Ballard”

• Mark Christopher Auto Center

• Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, Dr. Ciriaco “Cid”” Pinedo

• RJ’s Carwash

• Soren McAdam

• Neal & Joyce Waner

SPECIALTY Sponsors

• Joyce Ablett

• Barbara Alejandre

• Scott & Mary Brady, Spectrum Cabinetry

• Mark & Marita Gardener

• Judy Godon

• Barbara Kalnas

• Kate Maiberger

• Nelson Notary and Live Scan

• Jane Nottingham, REALTOR – Century 21 Lois Lauer Realty

• Derrick & Jinnefer Razo

• John & Sally Robertson Swenson Corporation

Breakfast Sponsors

• Baker’s Drive-Thru

• Martha Green’s Dough’lectibles Bakery

Volunteer Shirt Sponsor

• The Print Network

Gift Sponsors

• Extracurricular

• Maui Jim

• TaylorMade

Photo Sponsors

• Brenda Flowers Photography

• Aspie Media

Printing Sponsor

• Crown Connect

Beverage Sponsors

• Claremont Craft Ales

• Hangar 24

Hole-In-One Sponsors

• Audi Ontario

• MK Smith Chevrolet


30th Anniversary Children’s Fund Golf Classic Committee


Kristin Pierce, Committee Chair

Century 21 Lois Lauer Realty


Rick Arcaro

Fifth Third Bank


Ann Bryan

Century 21 Lois Lauer Realty


Marshall Bryant

Children’s Fund


Betty Chambers

Children’s Fund


Andrea Crawford

Children’s Fund


Linda Franklin

Children’s Fund


Cynthia Gonzalez

Children’s Fund


Otis Greer

San Bernardino County Transportation

Authority


Fred Just

BSI Services and Solutions


Cesar Navarrete

Children’s Fund


Bill Nietschmann

Retired


Jane Nottingham

Children’s Fund


Deana Olivares-Lambert

20/20 Network


Gary Ovitt

Education Liason


Marina Park

Community Volunteer


Sean Popp

Collaborative Psychology Group


Jinnefer A. Razo

Swenson Corporation


Beth Spalding

Children’s Fund


Joyce Waner

Community Volunteer


Neal Waner

Scout Payne Waner


Vicente De Biase Wright

Children’s Fund Past Board Chair

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