Golf tournament raises $20K for Arc

DOWNEY - Participated in by 115 paid golfers, Friday's Rotary/Arc charity golf tournament held at the Rio Hondo Golf Club netted more than $20,000.Sponsors of 59 tee signs were responsible for $9,000 more. The money raised was to benefit Arc's 14 different programs and services provided to hundreds of people with intellectual disabilities from 26 Southeast Los Angeles County cities. Each of the foursome representing The Downey Patriot received a first place trophy for emerging with the low gross score. Other players received cash prizes (mostly in the $100-dollar range) for winning the putting, closest-to-the-pin, etc. contests. A live auction and a raffle were also held at the dinner that followed, highlighted by the auction of a huge plasma TV set won by Rotarian and Stonewood Center property manager Charlie Hallums, as well as tickets to the Rose Bowl. Tournament co-chairs were Rotarians Paul Mathys and Stan Carmichael. Arc's chief representative was executive director Kevin MacDonald. Gold sponsors this year were St. Raymond Catholic School and Stonewood Center. Angelo Cardono donated the traditional gold ball markers. --Henry Veneracion, Staff Writer

********** Published: November 13, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 30