2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Golf Tournament a Success!

Building upon the success of the inaugural tournament along with Title Partner Santa Margarita Ford, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley raised more than $25,000 to support the operations of their Rancho Santa Margarita Branch located at the Bell Tower Regional Center.

The nearly full field of golfers were treated to lunch from Selma’s Pizzeria, craft beers from Cistmontane and Left Coast Brewery, a raffle and silent auction of incredible items, a steak dinner and finally an inspirational speech from 2014 Youth of the Year Yardaset Rojas to top off the day.

The tournament committee was chaired by Santa Margarita Ford President Jim Graham along with several SM Ford team members including Scot Delabar, Robin Edmund and Mike Mamic. Other significant sponsors were Partners Bank, Cox Communications, Home Delivery Link and Fluidmaster.

Tournament Chair Jim Graham stated: “We are pleased to support such a great cause right here in our local community. Under the guidance of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley the youth program at the Bell Tower has grown exponentially, serving more and more kids each year”

The tournament was won this year by the team from INK, players included Todd Henderson, Todd Cook, Brian Gotz and Andy Hill.

 

From left to right  you have James Littlejohn(BGC Club executive Director), Andy Hill, Todd Henderson, Herbie Weston, Todd Cook and Jim Graham (Santa Margarita Ford) and Yardaset Rojas 2014 Youth of the Year.

From left to right you have James Littlejohn(BGC Club executive Director), Andy Hill, Todd Henderson, Herbie Weston, Todd Cook and Jim Graham (Santa Margarita Ford) and Yardaset Rojas 2014 Youth of the Year.

About the Boys & Girls Club of Capistrano Valley

For twenty three years, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley (www.bgccapo.com) has changed and saved lives, enabling young people to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, the Club serves over 2,700 children and teens and provides a wide variety of youth development programs conducted by trained, professional staff at the Club sites located in San Juan Capistrano, Rancho Santa Margarita and Aliso Viejo. Key programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.

Youth members (ages 7-18) are from all ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds but 85.5% are from low-income families. The mission of the Club is “To inspire and enable all youth to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens by providing stimulating and challenging programs through interaction with dedicated, caring people.” In order to accomplish its mission, the Club offers 50 programs that focus on five core program areas: 1) Character & Leadership Development, 2) Education/Career Development, 3) Health & Life Skills, 4) Sports, Fitness & Recreation, and 5) Fine Arts.

For more information on how you can get involved in Operation Holiday Homework or educational tutoring, contact the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley at (949) 240-7898 *19 or visit www.bgccapo.com.