Countdown to 9th Annual Charity Golf & Tennis Classic

HOPE’s 9th Annual Charity Golf & Tennis Classic is right around the corner on Tuesday, October 25th. For those involved in this premier fundraising event, excitement is building as we countdown to the morning’s shotgun start and opening serves. Once again, Rob Fukuzaki, weekday sports anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News and host of Sports Zone and Rams Primetime Saturday night with Jay Mohr will be our tournament’s Master of Ceremonies.

This tournament raises substantial income to fund the acquisition and renovation of new HOPE homes and the daily operations of our nonprofit organization.  It is also an outstanding opportunity for HOPE to bring together donors, colleagues, volunteers, vendors, and corporate clients to celebrate our impact in the community…and participate in the some friendly competition for a good cause!

This year’s tournament theme is “Creating Independence,” and proceeds raised through sponsorships, advertisements, player & dinner registrations, opportunity drawing tickets, and donations will be used to renovate several newly acquired HOPE homes. Most homes require upgrades to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, while many also require special remodeling to meet the specific needs of our residents. Proceeds from the Tournament help us to do just that.
Through creating safe, stable, and affordable housing options, which are tailor made to the needs of our residents, HOPE is empowering people with developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible-- increasing their quality of life, supporting their long-term security, and assisting them in becoming contributing members of their community.

Peninsula Racquet Club overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island.

Peninsula Racquet Club overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island.

To match the importance of this event, the fundraising goal that is set for this year’s tournament is high. HOPE is confident that with the continued support our outstanding sponsors and donors, our goal of $160,000 will be met and surpassed. We are happy to announce that with six weeks remaining we have reached 75% of this financial target. The biggest impact is made though the generosity of our Sponsors where we are able to truly raise the funds we need to do the work we do.  There are a variety of sponsorship packages available, with benefits ranging from preferred seating and starting holes, VIP gifts, marketing and media exposure, and more.   To secure your sponsorship please visit our event homepage at www.hope-homes/tournament/.

Players will have a fun and challenging day of competition at Ocean Trails, at Trump National, and the Peninsula Racquet Club in Palos Verdes. Check-in for golf players open at 9:00 AM and for tennis players at 11:00 AM. Secure your registration as an individual here. Spots are limited so don’t wait!

There are many other ways to participate in this important day; tournament dinner tickets can be purchased here, with the evening’s festivities starting at 5:30 PM. Join us for an night of delicious food, great company, and a program that will include stories of courage and success, as HOPE residents are empowered to reach their potential.  

This year’s Annual Journal & Tournament Guide will feature our annual report, moving stories on the achievements of HOPE residents, and stunning photos of our annual impact. Purchasing an ad will expose your brand to HOPE constituents throughout the year-- well after the tournament's conclusion.  Please visit our event homepage at www.hope-homes/tournament/ to purchase an ad this year. 

Opportunity drawing tickets can also be bought to test your luck at winning one of three amazing vacations to Orlando, New York City, or Pebble Beach. Grab your tickets today! For trip and contest details visit our opportunity drawing page.

Lastly, for those wanting to assist in coordinating this meaningful and exciting event, consider joining our day-of volunteer support team. Where else will you have an opportunity to have fun, spend a Tuesday looking at amazing ocean views, AND make a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities? There are morning, afternoon, and evening shifts to accommodate your availability. Register here to tell us how you'd like to help!

For questions or comments about the 9th Annual Charity Golf & Tennis Classic email or call toll-free (877) 311-HOPE. See you in October!