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Golfers Hit the Links to Raise Money for Casa Pacifica and Other Charities

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Golfers Hit the Links to Raise Money for Casa Pacifica and Other Charities in the 29th Annual Care for Kids Golf Classic

Camarillo, CA – The 29th Annual Care for Kids Golf Classic hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Camarillo took place on Monday, July 26th at Spanish Hills Country Club. The sold-out tournament raised funds for Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families and its programs that serve foster and at-risk youth, along with other Rotary Foundation charities. Advanced Motion Controls returned as the tournament Title Sponsor and its owners, Daniel and Felicia Schoenwald were the tournament honorees.  The Care for Kids Golf Classic is one of Ventura County’s longest running charity golf tournaments and has raised significant funds for Casa Pacifica and other local charities. Tournament co-chair Kevin Nunn said, “The Rotary Clubs of Camarillo are happy to host such a fun event and for such a great cause.”

The modified “Texas Scramble” style tournament crowned winners in gross and low-net flights via Facebook live. 1st place gross went to the team of Sil Gonzales, Pete Collins and Jim Corrolo. 2nd place gross was taken home by Dylan Ito, Kyle Williams, Chance Flaaten and Johny Ruiz. 3rd place gross was won by Frank Tesoro, George Gankas, Noah Erickson and Glen Gernot. 1st place low-net went to Sean McCullough, Shyam Krishnan, Jon Boring and Eric Heitman. 2nd place net went to Jim Roberts, Frank McCarthy, Craig Oswald and Garry Oswald. The 3rd place net team was Parker Gelfuso, Kathryn Scheinert, Richard Gatchel and Rene Ymzon.

Several on-course competitions throughout the day included longest drive and closest to the hole contests. Longest drive winners included Phillip Kiel, Brenda Allison, Nick Rudolph, Alexander Chrikjian and Patrick Nygren. Phillip, Brenda, Nick, Alexander and Patrick had nice shots to capture the win on the closest to the pin contests. The million-dollar shootout gave five lucky golfers one chance at a hole-in-one shot from 150 yards out but alas, no million-dollar payout. Plenty of food and drinks throughout the course –Freda’s Woodfired Pizza, Opolo Vineyards, margaritas, Bloody Mary’s, Firestone Walker, Camarillo Cupcake, and Cappuccino Express, kept players golfing through the afternoon in high spirits. Old Oaks Cigar Company was also on hand gifting golfers cigars for their enjoyment. The on-course lunch provided by Spanish Hills Country Club and Freda’s Woodfired Pizza.

A cocktail hour followed the day of play, during which winners were announced. Golfers were sent home with Wood Ranch gift cards in lieu of a traditional sit-down dinner. The program, streamed via Facebook live was emceed by Former County Supervisor and longtime Rotarian Kathy Long. The online silent auction offered both golfers and non-golfers a chance to bid on the extensive array of items. Popular items included lunch and tour with the Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub, a trip to Cabo San Lucas, and golf packages.

Along with Title Sponsor Advanced Motion Controls, other tournament sponsors included: Cocktail Reception Sponsor: Fence Factory; Benefactors: Morgan Adams, Inc., Real Estate Tesoro, Trans-Pro Logistics, and Union Bank; Patrons: Chivaroli & Associates, Coastal Sign Shop/Trophies Etc., Ford of Ventura, Harrison Trash Industries, Store Safe, and Winters Financial; Friends: Applebee’s of Camarillo, California Door, Canteen Vending, Churchill Valencia – Re/Max Gold Coast Realtors, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Elise & Bill Kearney, McDonald’s, Old Oaks Cigar Company, Opolo Vineyards, Potts Dental, The Sleep Shoppe, Valenzano Insurance; Media Sponsor: Pacific Coast Business Times.

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Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is a crisis-care and residential treatment facility for foster or at-risk children in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. The agency is the largest non-profit provider of children’s mental health services in both counties and administers a number of community-based programs designed to strengthen families and keep children in their homes and communities. For more information about Casa Pacifica visit its website or call the Development & Public Relations Department at (805) 445-7800.

The Camarillo Rotary is part of a global network of 1.2 million people who come together through Rotary International to make a positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Their motto “Service Above Self,” is their guiding principle and the foundation of their values: service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership. The Camarillo Rotary’s annual projects include: “Viva La Comida” Mexican Dinner, “Rotary Creates Magic” Show, the Happ Rapp Memorial Track Meet, the “Biking, Brews & BBQ” Bike Ride and the Care for Kids Golf Classic. These events have raised over $1 million dollars over the past decade and are returned to local and international charitable causes through the Camarillo Rotary Foundation. The Foundation also awards thousands of dollars each year in scholarships to deserving local high school seniors.