Monday October 3, 2016 [Altadena, CA] – With temperatures in the triple digits more than 100 golfers showed up ready to play in support of Five Acres for the 2016 Golf Classic. Activations on the course kept golfers cool, hydrated and fed including lemonade and sliders from Paul Martins, Monster Java energy drinks, beer, wine from San Antonio Winery, Philippe’s cheesesteak sandwiches, sweets from Nothing Bundt Cakes and Choctal Ice Cream, along with plenty of water!
Golfers joined their spouse, partners, friends and colleagues later in the day at the Old School Cool Lounge where nearly 230 guests sipped martinis and champagne and dined on a cool iceberg wedge salad, baked champagne chicken and chocolate cream tarts. Everyone was encouraged to don rat-packed inspired outfits. Ladies had everything from stripes, polka dots to gowns and white gloves and the men rocked their best, “zoot suits” skinny ties or bow ties and sear sucker jackets.
Guests were treated to a live performance and speech by former foster child and award-winning jazz musician Janiva Magness. The silent auction and live auction was facilitated this year with the help of Bidpal, an online bidding company as guests were seen throughout the evening busily bidding on their smartphones to raise funds for Five Acres programs. Highlighted live auction items included a trip to Hawaii, a trip to Mexico, and a gorgeous Porsche timepiece along with an always popular raffle of a Black Label Edition URB-E donated by Urban 626.
Five Acres Chief Advancement Officer shares,
“For more than 128 years Five Acres has helped children and their families in crisis. The funds raised at our annual golf tournament help support all of our programs such as, prevention and intervention in our community-based, foster care and adoption services, our residential and group home and our non-public school. I want to thank our entire golf committee led by co-chairs Rustin Mork and Scott Street and all the supporters, board members and volunteers who help make this event possible.”
More than 3.7 million dollars has been raised for Five Acres programs and services since the golf tournament started, 29 years ago.
This year’s title sponsor was Brad Reaume and Bolton & Co.
About Five Acres:
Five Acres is a child welfare agency ensuring every child has a safe, healthy and permanent family solution through advocacy, prevention and evidenced-based services. Established as an orphanage in 1888, today Five Acres offers an array of services including community – based mental health and deaf services, wrap around, therapeutic behavioral services, residential care, foster care, adoption and a nonpublic therapeutic school. In 2015 Five Acres served over 8,500 children and their families across five counties. Visit us at www.5acres.org