RANCHO SANTA FE — Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and Swing for Kids Honorary Committee member Irene Valenti will host a Swing for Kids Tee Off party 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 19 at the Valenti Estate in Rancho Santa Fe with Valenti’s longtime family friend and legendary entertainer Chubby Checker as guest of honor.
The event will include a wine-tasting by South Coast Winery, appetizers from Dolce Pane E Vino, opportunity drawings and music provided by Don Clark. Swing for Kids is San Diego’s first eco-inspired golf tournament and will be held at the Del Mar Country Club Sept. 3. All proceeds from both events will benefit the Rotary Club of Rancho Santa Fe, Kids Korps USA, San Pasqual Academy, Pro Kids Golf Academy and Camp Pendleton Armed Services/YMCA.
“We are thrilled that Chubby Checker will be joining us to assist with our fundraising efforts,” Valenti said. “With almost 50 years in the music industry, he is a dynamic entertainer and a renowned humanitarian. It’s an honor to have him with us at this event to kick-off fundraising activities for the golf tournament.”
Checker is a rock icon, who has had 36 hit records, is the only artist to have a single achieve No. 1 twice and have nine double-sided hits. According to Billboard, Chubby has the No. 1 single for the entire decade of the 1960s. Billboard Magazine, Sept. 11, 2008. named “The Twist” the No. 1 song on the planet. Chubby was awarded the first Platinum Single, the first Rock Grammy and has sold 250 million records over the years.
To purchase tickets to the Tee Off Party, call (858) 759-9239 or visit kidskorps.org/2010/06/18/rancho-santa-fe-rotary-swing-for-kids-tee-off-party. Tickets are $50 per person for nonprofit partner members and $100 per person for all others. For additional information on the upcoming tournament, visit www.kidskorps.org.