“Huge!!” is the only word out of the usually verbose Michael McFadden, co-founder of VacationHomesforCharity.org (VH4C). Nancy Progar, coordinator of VH4C added in more eloquent prose “To be honest, generating $50,000 from four events over a 5-day period was beyond our forecasts. Even in this period of economic uncertainty, those willing to assist will come to the aid of those in need.”
The four events generating $50,000 include:
Thursday & Friday, June 25th & 26th: 13th Annual Stars and Stripes Fishing, Golf and Music Festival, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico: “It’s about fishing, it’s about golf, it’s about music but mostly…IT’S ABOUT THE KIDS!” And this year the kids scored big. Stars and Stripes raised $1,500,000 for local southern California children’s charities. The event surpassed the million dollar mark for the third straight year and gave more than a dozen underprivileged youth an unforgettable experience! This “Feel Good” Tournament benefits multiple charities including: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, Orangewood Children’s Foundation, Freedom Writers Foundation and Boy Scouts of America/LA and Operation Homefront. Thanks to Jorge Retana and John Powers for their donation of Casa Ramon, an exclusive private villa in Costa Rica.
Each annual Gala and Golf Classic grows in popularity and success with every new year and we are pleased to announce this year’s recipient as Golden Rotary Club Foundation.
This organization is a charitable organization that puts the power of partnership to practical use through their innovative, community-based programs. The Golden Rotary Club Foundation facilitates and contributes to such activities as feeding at-risk children and seniors in our area, providing academic and leadership scholarships for our youth, developing and supporting student mentoring and ethics programs, and producing community quality-of-life projects. The joint goal of the Golden Rotary Club Foundation and the RHCC Foundation is to raise over a quarter of a million dollars at the 2009 Gala and Golf Classic. With your help and participation, we can certainly meet that goal and create a universe of sharing!
Saturday, June 27th, Foundation Gala and Auction
Don’t miss this member favorite! The night will be filled with great food, close friends, a silent auction as well as a live auction.
Monday, June 29th, Golf Classic & Helicopter Ball Drop
Come out for a little competition on the golf course followed by the exciting Helicopter Ball Drop where you could win $1,000!
If you are interested in volunteering for any of the events, please contact Candy Edwards, Rolling Hills Country Club Foundation President at (303) 279-3334 or Betsy Thorpe, Co-Chair Golden Rotary Club Foundation at (303) 279-8326 or Pat Madison, Co-Chair Golden Rotary Club Foundation at (303) 279-1021 ext. 8. You may also visit the Golden Rotary Club Foundation’s website at www.goldenrotaryfoundation.org.
The 10th Annual Golf Tournament will be held on June 18th at Sterling Farms Golf Course in CT.
Raise the Bar Foundation will have its normal 130 golfers play in its Annual Golf outing at Sterling Farms Golf Course in Stamford, Connecticut on Thursday afternoon, June 18th, 2009. The golf outing will be followed by a sit down steak and lobster dinner at the Italian Center in Stamford, Connecticut, where we will have some 300 guests attending the dinner. There will be hors d’oeuvres, open bar, a silent auction and a live auction all after and during the dinner. The price for the entire day is $250 per golfer, or $125 for just the dinner.
In the past we have had live auction prizes like golf trips to Ireland, Pebble Beach and Doral….this year we are hoping to secure a special get away perhaps for golf or a beach community, or even a ski vacation somewhere.
Raise the Bar is a local charity that raises money for families that have loved ones that are battling cancer. To date, Raise the Bar has given away close to 800K in 5K grants to families who have loved ones that are affected by cancer.
Raise the Bar pdf