We want to extend a heartfelt congratulations to our friends at Seacrest Village Retirement Communities who raised $200,000 at their 25th Annual Golf & Tennis Tournament.
Guardians of San Diego’s 25th Annual Golf & Tennis Tournament presented by The William Gumpert Foundation raised nearly $200,000 this year. Proceeds from “Take a Swing for Seniors” held July 25th will benefit the Resident Assistance Fund at Seacrest Village Retirement Communities. Merrill & Robert Haimsohn were the event’s 25th Anniversary Benefactor sponsors, in Loving Memory of Ingram Chodorow. Ingram, for many years, played in the Guardians Tournament alongside his son, Devin Chodorow, Tournament Chair.
Guardians of San Diego hosted 130 golfers and tennis players at Monday’s event at the exclusive Del Mar Country Club. The golf tournament began at noon with a shotgun start on the beautiful course designed by American golf architect, Joseph Lee. Tennis players competed in a “King of the Court” drill on four tennis courts identical in surface and color to the courts used at the US Open. On the course, golfers played “Best Ball Shamble”, and enjoyed ice cold refreshment all throughout the day.
The all-day event also included a silent auction, BBQ buffet lunch, cocktail reception, followed by dinner and an awards program in Del Mar’s private Club House. Hot items in the auction included golf at The Bridges, The Crosby, Hillcrest and Brentwood Country Clubs, along with vacations to Kauai and luxury homes in Palm Desert, staycations at Rancho Valencia and The Lodge at Torrey Pines, as well as date nights, beauty packages for men and women, a Seattle Seahawks football signed by Russell Wilson, and entire team, and much more. Guests also had the opportunity to fund a special request by the “Wellness Watchers” of Seacrest Village. Enough money was raised to purchase 70 Garmin VivoFit Fitness Trackers for these residents who are working hard to maintain and improve their health and fitness.
Tournament winners include Lifetime Member of the Guardians of San Diego, Earl Altshuler, Paul Cohen, Gary Pollak and Jeffrey Pollak in first place for golf; Ron Mitchell, Andrew Davidson from AKT LLP, CPAs and Business Consultants and Robert J. Hailey, Rusty Wallis from Howard's Rug in second place for golf; Ann Kavy and Kent Hytken for tennis. Contest winners are Rusty Wallis for Men’s Closest to the Pin, Jenny Liu for Women’s Closest to the Pin, Danny Wax for Men’s Longest Drive and Jenny Liu for Women’s Longest Drive, and Devin Chodorow for Straightest Drive. A sold out raffle had three lucky winners: Merrill & Bob Haimsohn will enjoy two first class round trip tickets anywhere in the U.S., Cindy & Larry Bloch won a Jumbo 4K TV, and Kevin & Tamra Wunderly won an iPad Pro. This year’s committee was led by chairs, Devin Chodorow, and included members Earl Altshuler, Mary Epsten, Bob Haimsohn, Kent Hytken, Gary Pollak, and Kevin Wunderly.
“Charitable care is assistance for those whose savings have been depleted due to illness or injury and for those who simply have no one to turn to for help,” said Devin Chodorow, President of the Guardians of San Diego and Chair of the 2016 Tournament Committee. “Requests for charitable care exceed nearly 2.5 million dollars annually, and thanks to all of the dedicated players and supporters in our tournament, we have been able to raise nearly $200,000 to support this need.”