Craig Edwards of Rancho Santa Fe Insurance and Ed Rochford of Chubb Insurance presented Friends of San Pasqual Academy with a check for $5,500 at their office headquarters in Rancho Santa Fe on Dec. 22. The donation was made possible through the Chubb Charity Challenge Golf Tournament that was held at The American Club in Kohler, Wisc., in October. The Chubb Charity Challenge brings together insurance agents and brokers throughout the United States and Canada each year to raise money for charity. Since its creation in 2000, this series of golf tournaments has raised nearly $13 million for various charities.
On a beautiful October day in 1996, Chubb’s Murray Hill office hosted the first Chubb Charity Challenge for 25 producers at New Jersey’s Metedeconk Golf Club. Local New Jersey charities received $25,000 in donations from the event. The producers had a wonderful time and again supported a New Jersey Charity Challenge in 1997 and again in 1998.
It was thought that combining an event for Chubb’s agents and their chosen charities would greatly benefit the community. The thankful letters from numerous charities that benefited from unexpected donations coupled with the producers’ enthusiastic support of what Chubb was trying to do was proof that the idea was sound.
In 1999, Chubb decided to expand on the original Challenge concept. Ten branches held local qualifying events and the winning foursome from each branch was then invited to attend the “Tournament of Champions” at Whistling Straits Golf Club in Kohler, Wisconsin. Those 10 teams played for a total purse of $50,000.
Craig Edwards of Rancho Santa Fe Insurance and Ed Rochford of Chubb Insurance were members of a qualifying foursome earning them a $5,500 donation to their charity of choice. Craig Edwards was a founding member of Friends of San Pasqual Academy and has served many years on the advisory board. Rancho Santa Fe Insurance has been a major contributor to Friends of San Pasqual Academy and naturally chose to donate to a cause near and dear to their hearts.
The 2000 to 2015 Challenges exceeded everyone’s expectations - the events together consisted of more than 5,200 teams from the U.S. and Canada and collectively raised more than $13,000,000 for various charities. Many fine charities benefited from these tournaments and producers and clients alike continue to comment on the effort to reinvest in local communities.
San Pasqual Academy is the first residential education campus created to address the needs of foster youth in the nation. The Academy, located in San Diego County, was created to empower the future of deserving teens. To find out more about Friends of San Pasqual Academy and how you can support, please contact (858) 759-3298 or visit their website at www.friendsofsanpasqualacademy.org.