Rancho Santa Fe Rotary and Kids Korps USA are collaborating on San Diego’s first eco-inspired charity golf tournament, Swing for Kids, set for Sept. 3 at the Del Mar Country Club.
This year’s Honorary Event Chairwoman is Jenny Craig and the event is hosted by Madeline Paulson and Chris Penrod of the Del Mar Country Club. The tournament will include a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start, foursomes matching NHL players with members of the military, a hole-in-one prize for a new Honda Insight Hybrid provided by Hoehn Honda of Carlsbad, post-tournament reception and dinner. Opportunities remain for players, sponsors and donors alike, including golf foursomes, event and hole sponsorships, tickets to the reception and dinner and a variety of additional options. For more information, visit www.kidskorps.org/2010/07/18/swing-for-kids-golf-tournament/ or contact www.kidskorps.org or call (760) 452-2676
Swing for Kids will raise funds and awareness for organizations that support youth in serving community, youth and teens at risk, as well as children of parents serving in the military. While the goal is to help support Rancho Santa Fe Rotary, Kids Korps USA, Pro-Kids Golf Academy, Friends of San Pasqual Academy and YMCA Armed Services, the tournament will also promote Kids Korps Green Korps volunteer initiative to encourage the active restoration and preservation of our local environment.
Going green is a growing trend throughout the golfing world as is witnessed through the creation of the Mirimichi Golf Course, owned and inspired by Justin Timberlake. Mirimichi was the first golf course in the Americas to receive the International “GEO” Certification for Environmental Sustainability. Much like Mirimichi, San Diego’s Del Mar Country Club is striving to adopt a similar philosophy, thus raising the bar throughout the golf industry to take an eco-friendly approach.