It was a festive day at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club on July 22 as more than 100 golfers gathered for a fundraising golf tournament. The primary purpose of the event was to raise funds for the RSF Golf Club/Chuck Courtney Honorary Scholarship Fund.
Last year’s scholarship recipients, Steven Sakara and Xylina Romero, joined in the festivities, as did this year’s scholarship winners, Said Shaba and Eugene Yang. Shaba and Yang will both be attending UC Berkeley in the fall. Another 50-plus people came for the evening program of silent and live auctions, dinner, and dancing to the music of Nancarrow.
The level of support was overwhelmingly generous from businesses to private individuals. Bob Baker provided the initial “seed” money for the Fund and once again was participating. Dan Green was the Tournament Sponsor, in loving memory of his wife, Flo, and their beautiful marriage of 66 years. Many in attendance came for the “Flo Tournament & Dinner,” including family and friends, both local and from Philadelphia. Flo and Dan’s son, Richard, honored Flo before dinner, sharing favorite memories of his mother with the group.
The day was a huge success in terms of fun for everyone; most importantly, at day’s end, the success for the Scholarship Fund was more than $105,000. Contributions were tax deductible, and all funds administered by the RSF Foundation, Christie Wilson, executive director.
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