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PAL Golf Tournament Nets More than $91,000 for Santa Monica Youth
By Lookout Staff
July 17, 2017 -- Last month's 8th Annual PAL Charity Golf Classic raised $91,000 that will support youth programs offered by the Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL), organization officials announced Friday.
The tournament, which was held June 12 at the MountainGate Country Club in Los Angeles, hosted 150 golfers that included "a wide array of Santa Monica community members including many Santa Monica Police officers and local business people," organizers said.
The winning was composed of Glen Strauss, E.J. Kahn, Bjohn Farrugia and Taiji Endo.
“The annual PAL Charity Golf Classic is a chance for the Santa Monica community to get out and have a good time and raise some money for a very important cause,” said Eula Fritz, director of Santa Monica PAL.
“The tournament continues to grow each year and we’re very grateful for everyone’s support," Fritz said. "The proceeds from the tournament will be used to help improve the lives of hundreds of Santa Monica youth.”
The monies raised from entry fees collected, donations, silent auction proceeds and tournament supporters will help find PAL programs, which are free for Santa Monica youth between the ages of six and 17.
PAL programs support educational initiatives such as the homework assistance, university/college tours, SAT Prep classes as well as post- high school scholarships through the Chris Carrey PAL Education Fund," PAL officials said in a statement.
The funds also will be used for PAL’s "health/wellness component," which include PAL circus and the Martial Art of Karate.
Major tournament sponsors included Activision, Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Huntley Santa Monica, Le Meredian Delfina, La Vecchia Cucina, Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Daily Press, Santa Monica Police Officers Association, Southern California Disposal & Recycling and Turner Impact Capital LLC.
The PAL Youth Center, located at 1401 Olympic Boulevard, is open year-round on weekdays from noon to 10 p.m. and Saturday noon to 6 p.m.
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