Riverside County Foundation on Aging Hosts Classic Club Golf Tournament

Golf carts line up at the Riverside County Foundation during the 2021 Aging Annual Charity Golf Tournament on December 11, 2021.

the Riverside County Foundation on Aging Annual Charity Golf Tournament took place on December 11 at the Classic Club in Palm Desert. Golf got off to a good start and the weather cooperated as 60 people lined up to play and help the foundation raise funds for its program.

The Foundation on Aging is a non-profit, charitable foundation that works to raise awareness of the needs of older people and raise funds to help fill the gaps created by declining public funding for older people’s services due to of the state and county economic crisis. The foundation supports the programs and services provided by the Riverside County Office on Aging and other efforts to improve the quality of life for seniors in Riverside County.

The Riverside County Foundation on Aging board members are Barbara Mitchell, Flora Haus, Leo Harrison (front row), Karina Quintanilla, Ross Nakatani, Shirley Morgan, Anna Martinez, Jody Hall Esser and Steven Mehlman.

The Riverside County Foundation on Aging board members are Barbara Mitchell, Flora Haus, Leo Harrison (front row), Karina Quintanilla, Ross Nakatani, Shirley Morgan, Anna Martinez, Jody Hall Esser and Steven Mehlman.

Indian Band Mission Twenty-Nine Palms were the Gold Sponsor of the event with a donation of $ 10,000. Eagle Sponsors at $ 1,500 each were IEHP, UDW, Town of Rancho Mirage, Backup / Fontis and Soboba Casino Resort Foundation.

Birdie’s donation of $ 1,000 came from Fantastic sources and VonZabern Surgical. The closest $ 500 sponsor to the Pin was The Joslyn Center, and $ 250 tee sponsors were Freedom of capital management, Ameriprise Financial, Kat and Don dunkle and Leon and Patricia reynolds.

Hole-in-One winner Jose Fabela is flanked by Foundation on Aging Board members Jody Hall Esser and Ross Nakatani on December 11, 2021.

Hole-in-One winner Jose Fabela is flanked by Foundation on Aging Board members Jody Hall Esser and Ross Nakatani on December 11, 2021.

The first winners of the tournament were Isaiah Hagerman, Marcus Aleman, Gabe Coding and Aaron Espinosa from the town of Rancho Mirage.

After the award ceremony, the Classic Club offered a buffet lunch and Judy Hall-Esser, the president of the foundation, and Ross nakatanitreasurer presented Jose fabela with the keys to the golf cart he won for making the elusive hole in one shot.

Members of the board and planning committee included Hall-Esser, Anna martinez, Shirley morgan, Barbara mitchell, Nakatani, Leo Harrison, House of the Flora, Michel Tebbets, Karina quintanilla and Joe fritz.

The Hole-in-One winner took home a golf dart donated by Club Car to the Riverside County Foundation during the 2021 Annual Aging Charity Golf Tournament on December 11, 2021.

The Hole-in-One winner took home a golf dart donated by Club Car to the Riverside County Foundation during the 2021 Aging Annual Charity Golf Tournament on December 11, 2021.

Special thanks go to Merge sign and design to provide banners and signs and Club car for offering the Hole-in-One Prize.

Helping a senior in need is a great way to end 2021. For more information on the Foundation of Aging or to donate, visit foaging.com or call (951) 867-3800.

Carole Stephen-Smith has lived in the desert for over 30 years. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, she began writing in London and has been a regular contributor to The Desert Sun for the past six years.

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