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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 26th Annual Care for Kids Golf Classic

Camarillo, CA – The 26th Annual Care for Kids Golf Classic hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Camarillo took place on Monday, July 16th at Spanish Hills Country Club. The funds raised benefited Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families and its programs that serve foster and at-risk youth, along with other Rotary Foundation charities. This year’s tournament was in honor of the late Dan Mayer of Advanced Motion Controls, the returning tournament Title Sponsor. Kevin Nunn of the Camarillo Rotary, along with Kevin Estes, co-chaired the tournament and were assisted by their Care for Kids Golf Classic committee which included various community members, as well as Casa Pacifica Development staff. The Care for Kids Golf Classic continues to be one of Ventura County’s longest running charity golf tournaments and has raised over a million dollars for local charities throughout its 26 year run. Rotarian and tournament co-chair Kevin Nunn said, “We appreciate everyone’s support. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather - it was a great day for a great cause.”

The “Texas Scramble” style tournament crowned winners in gross and low-net flights. 1st place gross went to the team of Wendy & Daniel Rettinger, Keisha Davies & Jerry Allan. 2nd place gross was taken home by Jerry Scott, Mike Andonian, Fred Kunke & Clay Paschen. 3rd place gross was won by Sil Gonzales, Steve Rojas, Jim Carollo & Leon Garcia. 1st place net went to Randy Churchill, Carl Alaniz, Peter Hall & Keiri Schbro. 2nd place net went to Dustin Long, Colin Wilcox, Stephen Thorton & David Gelfuso. The 3rd place net team was Richard Christ, James Stewart, Paul Southerland & Lochridge.

Several on-course competitions throughout the day included longest drive and closest to the hole contests. Clinton Boman of Enterprise was one of the closet-to-the-pin winners of the day saying, “It was such a fun day and all for a good cause. Can’t complain about a beautiful day on the course.” Tournament favorite “Demolition Derby” pitted golfers against each other – all putting at the same time for a position closest to the hole, the winner received a coveted pair of tickets to the award-winning Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival slated for Sunday, June 2nd, 2019. The million dollar shootout was also a nail-biter this year with five lucky golfers getting a shot at the prize. Each golfer had one chance at a hole-in-one shot from 150 yards out. One golfer, came within a few feet of taking home the prize - but alas, no million dollar winners this year. Various food and drinks sprinkled between holes kept players golfing through the afternoon in high spirits.

A cocktail reception and awards dinner followed the tournament round and featured raffle prize opportunities and a live auction. A touching moment during the dinner was a brief speech by honoree Dan Mayer’s younger brother, Joe Mayer. He spoke about Dan’s love of his job at Advanced Motion Controls, as well as his dedication to Rotary and their motto “Service above self”. The speech ended with a presentation of a $1,000 check to the Camarillo Rotary Club, at the bequest of Dan’s will - today would have been Dan Mayer’s birthday.

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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.