Trinity Classic Raises over $105,000 to Support Children in Need
The Children’s Foundation of America hosted the Trinity Classic Golf Tournament on October 23, raising over $105,000 for children in need for the second consecutive year. HUB International presented the 2017 Trinity Classic, contributing $80,000 in support of the event.
Approximately 150 supporters teed-off for a cause at South Hills Country Club in West Covina. Each year, the Trinity Classic features golfing, raffles, and a chance to win $10,000 at a helicopter ball drop. Supporters participated in a day of purposeful play and enjoyed the tournament theme, “Fiesta ‘Fore’ a Better Future,” which featured a mariachi band serenade, an all you can eat taco lunch and a Mexican dinner buffet.
“The funds from today’s purposeful play help to ensure that children from even the most traumatic circumstances receive everything they need to succeed,” said Children’s Foundation of America’s Executive Director, Cher Ofstedahl, to participants. All proceeds from the Trinity Classic went to CFA partner Trinity Youth Services to support children who have faced the trauma of abuse, neglect and abandonment.
Winners of the 2017 Trinity Classic
The tournament’s 1st Place went to the team from Image Source, one of the Foundation’s generous partners, with 2nd Place taken by the team from partner, Sysco Riverside, and the team from presenting sponsor, HUB International, came in 3rd Place.
The golf tournament was just one way to win, as an additional 24 winners received prizes that took them on vacations throughout California. One prize included a trip to local island paradise Catalina, while the other prizes whisked winners off to cultural hub San Francisco or on a tour to sample the wines of Northern California’s award-winning vineyards.
One of the most exciting events of the Trinity Classic was the helicopter ball drop, which drops a bucket of numbered golf balls onto the green. The ball closest to the hole wins and its owner receives a $10,000 grand prize. This year’s winner, Gil Quinbar, is the Campus Director of Trinity Youth Services Yucaipa, and he immediately donated half of his winnings back to Trinity Youth Services.
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Trinity Classic 2017 Golf Tournament
The Children’s Foundation of America is pleased to announce the 2017 Trinity Classic Golf Tournament, presented by HUB International. The tournament will take place on Monday, October 23, 2017, at the South Hills Country Club Golf Course, 2655 S. Citrus Street, West Covina, CA 91791.
Please join us for a day of “purposeful play” as we celebrate Trinity Youth Services’ 50 years of service to children. Since 1966, Trinity has helped more than 60,000 children who have been victims of trauma and crisis. With your assistance, and through your contributions, the children have an opportunity to find safety, well-being and permanence.
Proceeds from the annual Trinity Classic, hosted by the Children’s Foundation of America, directly benefit children in Foster Care, Residential Therapeutic Programs, Mental Health and Adoption programs. The single player registration fee is $500 and foursomes are $2,000.
A limited number of tournament sponsorship opportunities are available. These sponsorships bring so much more than public recognition and advertising to the individuals and businesses who partner with us; tournament sponsors make a significant, positive difference in the lives of children who need it most. Sponsorships are available at all levels ranging from a Program Sponsor at $1,500, to a Dinner Sponsor at $10,000. There are also a variety of merchandise logo sponsors at the $5,000 level. To sponsor, email us at email@example.com or click the “buy tickets” button below.
This year’s tournament is being held once again at the South Hills Country Club private golf course and there will be numerous opportunities to win prizes, such as electronics, adventure experiences and a car, through course play and in our “shopping by chance” raffle. Enjoy a taco cart lunch, fiesta awards dinner, prizes, swag bag, commemorative Trinity Classic polo shirt and more. Thank you to our sponsors who make this event possible.
Golfers and non-golfers alike will also have an opportunity to participate by purchasing a numbered golf ball, which will be dropped from a helicopter on tournament day. The person whose ball lands in (or closest to) the hole will win $10,000! Contestants do not need to be present to win.
Come join us and spend the day on the golf course with friends and colleagues knowing that you are contributing to programs that assist children in need through the Children’s Foundation of America.
Click the button below or call 1-800-543-7730 to purchase tickets today! If you would like to make your payment by mail, send a check payable to Children’s Foundation of America to 175 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Suite B-200, Claremont, CA 91711. The Children’s Foundation of America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Thank you to our Trinity Classic 2017 sponsors!
Trinity Classic 2016 Golf Tournament Raises Over $100,000 for Children in Need
Trinity Classic 2016 golf tournament was a huge success netting over $100,000 in funds raised for children in need. Through tournament ticket sales, raffle ticket sales, golf ball drop contest and general donations, the Children’s Foundation of America raised funds to aid Trinity Youth Services’ programs and to further advance transitional programs for youth after foster care and residential treatment.
Our partners at Trinity Youth Services help trauma-affected youth through foster care, adoption, residential treatment and mental health services in Southern California and Houston, Texas. The Children’s Foundation of America is honored to help their mission by hosting fundraising events like Trinity Classic to benefit the children in their care.
This year, the annual event took place on September 12, 2016 at South Hills Country Club in West Covina. Nearly 150 attendees checked in to the registration table, where Trinity Youth Services employees volunteered in greeting guests. Children’s Foundation of America Executive Director and Trinity Youth Services Chief Administrative Officer, Cher Ofstedahl, handed out champagne to toast to Trinity Youth Services’ 50th anniversary as guests posed for a red carpet-style photo.
Golfers checked their bags, enjoyed continental breakfast on the patio overlooking the golf course then gathered for an impressive contest: the helicopter ball drop. Guests who entered the contest got a golf ball in their name placed into a large bucket. The golf balls were dropped over a golf hole from the helicopter and the ball closest to the hole won $10,000. Kevin Mink of Image Source was announced the lucky winner and, in support of the cause, declared he would donate half his prize back to the Children’s Foundation of America.
As the helicopter circled overhead and exited the course, golfers hopped into their golf carts and began the tournament. Throughout the course were tastings including Buca di Beppo and Iconic Protein. Additionally, a drink cart traveled the course ensuring no one was thirsty and, midday, guests were treated to a boxed lunch.
After a full day of golfing, guests gathered at the club house for cocktail hour followed by a buffet dinner of roasted vegetables, creamy mashed potatoes, lemon herb chicken in cream sauce and charbroiled Black Angus steak with forest mushroom demi-glace. Dessert included an array of cakes to choose from including tiramisu and chocolate cake.
As guests took their seats in the banquet hall, Trinity Youth Services CEO, John Neiuber, shared about the important youth programs conducted over the last 50 years and the impact Trinity has made in the lives of over 60,000 children.
Children’s Foundation of America Executive Director, Cher Ofstedahl, then took the podium to announce the “Shopping by Chance” winners. Guests took out their raffle tickets and waited in anticipation for their number to be called. With prizes like trips to New York, New Orleans, Catalina, San Francisco, Orange County, San Diego and Palm Springs and packages like “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend,” “Drone,” “Music Lovers,” “Braces” and “Smart TV,” guests had the opportunity to win big. All prizes were provided by generous businesses to help the Foundation raise funds for children.
The winners from the tournament also were announced at the banquet. Tournament first place went to Martin Cichocki, Hiram Rivera-Toro and Jeff Madden. Second place was awarded to Kevin Mink, Jordan Craft, Judith Jarvis and Matt Daniels. Third place was awarded to Mike Ofstedahl, Steve Ofstedahl, Shawn Fitz and Andre Chartrand. The Putting Champion and Closest to the Pin was Martin Cichocki.
Special recognition was given to Hub International for presenting the event. Their support in hosting the golf tournament ensures that all funds raised directly benefit children who have been victims of abuse, abandonment or neglect.
Everyone is a winner at the Trinity Classic golf tournament by being the difference to a child in need. Join us at next year’s Trinity Classic golf tournament as we raise awareness and funds for this important cause.
And the Winner is…
Since 1966, Trinity Youth Services has helped more than 60,000 children who have been the victims of trauma and crisis. With the assistance of supporters, these children have an opportunity to find safety, well-being and permanence. Proceeds from the annual Trinity Classic Golf Tournament, hosted by the Children’s Foundation of America, directly benefit children through foster care, residential treatment, mental health and adoption programs. Participating in the Trinity Classic golf tournament means you are helping make a significant, positive difference in the lives of children who need it most. Together, we are all playing to win!
Tournament First Place: Martin Cichocki, Hiram Rivera-Toro LMFT and Jeff Madden.
Tournament Second Place: Kevin Mink, Jordan Craft, Judith Jarvis and Matt Daniels.
Tournament Third Place: Mike Ofstedahl, Steve Ofstedahl, Shawn Fitz and Andre Chartrand.
Tournament Putting Champion and Closest to the Pin: Martin Cichocki.
Children’s Foundation of America gives special recognition to Hub International.
Participants also had the opportunity to win “Shopping by Chance” raffle prizes. Prize packages included a trip to New York, Disneyland tickets, smart TV, drone, a trip to New Orleans, braces, a trip to San Francisco, jewelry, a trip to Palm Springs, comedy tickets, a trip to Catalina and much more. Thank you to our raffle sponsors for your generous donations, which helped raise funds for children in need.
Shopping by Chance Winners: “Fun for All” – “Listen Up!” – Velma Pue, “Brews for Bros” – Julie Pedroza, “Smart TV” – Christina Rodriguez, “P.S. I Love You” – Jackie Jakob, “Bask By the Bay” and “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” – Evie Sherman, “Drone” – Linh Trieu, “’Fore’ the Win” – Mike Ofstedahl, “Sea and Sky” – Matt Daniels, “Cavort in Catalina” – Jack Sherman, “Box of Laughs” – Judith Jarvis, “Stay Classy San Diego” – Teresa Valles, “The Big Easy” – Brenda Ricciardi.
Trinity Classic Golfer Wins $10K, Intends to Donate Half Back
The Children’s Foundation of America hosts the annual Trinity Classic golf tournament and, this year, offered something really exciting: a chance to win $10,000!
On September 12, 2016, 100 participants at South Hills Country Club entered into the Helicopter Golf Ball drop, but only the ball closest to the hole would win. A bucket full of golf balls was dumped from a helicopter and ball number 30, belonging to Kevin Mink of Image Source, won.
Upon hearing the news, our winner shouted out that he would donate half back to the Children’s Foundation of America. Way to Be the Difference, Kevin! Thank you.