The event took place on Monday, Sept. 20 at Annandale Golf Club in Pasadena, Calif.
(ALTADENA, Calif.) Sept. 27, 2021— Five Acres hosted its Don’t Stop Believin’ 33rd Annual Golf Classic, led by Co-chairs Danny Reaume and Joey Reaume, on Monday, Sept. 20 at Annandale Golf Club in Pasadena, Calif. The golf tournament and dining event, which is the nonprofit’s first event of the year, was ‘80s themed and raised money for critical services that support more than 9,000 children in foster care and families in Los Angeles County.
Brothers Danny Reaume, senior vice president at Jones Lang LaSalle, and Joey Reaume, first vice president at Colliers International, who have been officially part of the Five Acres Golf committee for more than five years and third year as co-chairs led this year’s retro-themed fundraiser. They encouraged 116 golfers to come out and tee off for charity while additional guests joined in the evening.
“We are proud to be associated with an organization like Five Acres that provides safety for children in foster care, especially during a pandemic,” Five Acres Golf Classic Co-Chairs Danny and Joey Reaume. “We grew up knowing about the organization as our dad has been heavily involved since we were young children. We couldn’t think of a better mission to support.”
The Don’t Stop Believin’ golf tournament and dinner was a family affair for the Reaumes, who were introduced by their father, Brad Reaume, executive vice president of Bolton & Company, the title sponsor of the golf classic, as well as former Tournament Chair and current committee member.
An ode to iconic rock band Journey, the golf committee purposefully chose their signature song, “Don’t Stop Believin’.” Its lyrics are words of encouragement that Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain’s father told him while struggling to make it in Hollywood. The title and refrain of the song are also encouraging words for what many children, families and individuals have experienced during the pandemic. Setting the mood for this evening affair was a DeLorean car, which was the model used in the blockbuster hit, “Back to the Future.” The 80z All-Stars band sang the classic songs of this decade, bringing additional fun to what was an already uplifting celebration.
Guest bid on live auction packages that included a 2-day trip for 4 at a private duck hunting club; a Santa Anita box with a $1,000 food and beverage credit; 4 golf outings to Oakmont, Sherwood, Lakeside, and Bel Air Country Clubs; an Annandale wine dinner with featured wine connoisseur, Karl Curran, founder of Charlemagne, a 2-night escape to the Langham Hotel in Lanai accommodations with breakfast for 2 and more; 2 suite tickets to a UCLA football game of your choice for the 2021 season at Rose Bowl Stadium; and an LA experience comprised of tickets to USC, Dodger and NBC’s America’s Got Talent.
“We couldn’t have been happier with the turn out for this year’s golf classic,” said Five Acres Chief Advancement Officer Jennifer Berger, who acknowledges that the theme has been a mantra for the team. “We are grateful for Danny and Joey Reaume’s help in raising critical funds to support foster care children in Los Angeles County. We are also thankful for our sponsors, underwriters, and the golf committee who have continued to support us after what has been extraordinary times. They have been a testament to our Don’t Stop Believin’ mantra.”
Since its origins, the Five Acres Golf Classic has raised more than $4 million in critical funds supporting foster care, adoption and mental health services for kids and families in crisis in Los Angeles.
Both the tournament and the evening event were held outside on Sept. 20. Together, Five Acres and Annandale Golf Club followed all public health safety guidelines associated with operating a golf tournament and dining event during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event’s program included a round of golf for day participants followed in the evening by an awards ceremony, live ‘80s band, tasty libations, a gourmet Mediterranean feast, a live auction and silent auction. Guests donned their best ‘80s attire as the golf committee turned back the clock to cheerier times.
Key sponsors of Five Acres’ 33rd Annual Golf Classic included: Bolton & Company/Brad Reaume, The Berns Team-Keller Williams Realty/Jason and Laura Berns, Fitness 19, Bob and Nicole Rodger, US Bank, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Stephen and Chantal Bennett, William R. & Virginia Hayden Foundation, John Reitnouer / D.A. Davidson Companies, Lance and Amy Polverini, Richard A. McDonald, Esq. Of Counsel, Carlson & Nicholas, LLP., and Guillermo Olaiz, Rustin and Paola Mork, Reaume Richardson, LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Cheryl & Craig Stewart and Laura & David Quigg, Lee & Associates – Pasadena, John Berger, 1st Century, Ryan Dietz, Christine V. Selak, Excelsior Partners, LLC, Morgan Adams Inc., LifeSource Water, Kenneth R. Sabbag, MD, Lionsgate Television, Merrill: A Bank of America Company/The Tanabe, McMahon, Tanimoto, Farmer & Holcher Group, Krost CPAs & Consultants, Dart Entities & Dedeaux Properties, Rey-Crest Roofing & Waterproofing Co., The Botsford Group – Compass, Colliers International, Jones Lang LaSalle, Dennis Duran and Lori Sandoval, Pango Group, Rose Bowl Stadium, Mark and Terri Forbes, Sue McGuirl and Bob Musselman, Angeles National Wealth Advisors, Harrington Group, Elena Yau, Michael Stawn, Paul and Linda Maurin, Vigen Valijan, Salsaology, and Angelus Block Co, Inc. Underwriters include: Majestic Realty Co., Ed Roski, Jr. and Bill Hayden for dinner, Roncelli Plastics, Inc. for golf carts, Daniel & Sarah Rothenberg for swag, and Craig and Cheryl Stewart for 19th Hole.
This year’s golf committee members included Joey Angiuli, Jennifer Berger, John Berger, Jason Berns, Kevin Botsford, Travis Buhl, Anthony Cannizzo, Brian Dennis, Ryan Dietz, Bill Hayden, Chris Hoshek, Brandon Ito, Craig Missakian, Rustin Mork, Nick Mosaquites, Will Nash, Guillermo Olaiz, Lance Polverini, Brad Reaume, Bob Rodger, Craig Stewart, Scott Street, and J.J. Tebo.
For more information on Five Acres and its critical community services, visit 5acres.org.
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About Five Acres
Since 1888, Five Acres has protected the most vulnerable members of our community: children. Serving more than 9,000 children and family members annually across six counties, Five Acres now strives for permanency—a permanent, loving home—for all children in their care. The three pillars of safety, well-being and permanency provide the framework for its programs and guide the steps as the agency develops even more effective means of caring for children and families in crisis.
Marisol Barrios Perez, MSPA, APR, Mission Driven PR, Inc. 310-713-8567 | firstname.lastname@example.org