A Sponsor Party for the eighth annual Sean Eduardo Sanchez (SES) fundraising Pro-Am was held Sept. 14 at the RSF home of Dr. Sean and Marjan Daneshmand. The Sponsor Party included a Polynesian buffet dinner provided by Ohana Café and Kuba Kreations, silent auction and entertainment by Polynesian dance troupe Kepolani Ohana E Kai.
The pro-am was held Sept. 15 at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa.
Proceeds will provide the children of Tecate, Mexico, with access to free tennis lessons, tennis equipment and cross border tournament transportation while also supporting the efforts of the Empty Cradle, a San Diego non-profit organization that helps parents cope with the loss of an infant before, during or after birth.
Eduardo Sanchez, head tennis pro at Rancho Valencia, who organized the fundraising event, was born and raised in the city of Tecate, Mexico and accomplished a life-long dream to construct public tennis courts for use by all the citizens of Tecate, regardless of their ability to pay for instruction. He and his wife Amelia dedicated the project on June 4, 2004, in honor of their deceased son Sean Eduardo.
Details on the additional beneficiary, Empty Cradle, may be located at www.emptycradle.org.