|The Rady JCC has hit a hole-in-one in its first ever attempt to host a charity golf tournament in its 102-year existence.
The 2021 WPG Wealth Planning Group Inc. Golf Tournament in support of the Rady JCC is officially sold out. The tournament tees off at the Glendale Golf & Country Club on Tuesday, August 10.
“With the cancellation of our Ken Kronson Sports Dinner for a second consecutive year, we needed to create a solution that will mitigate some of the crucial funds lost by not hosting our gala event,” said Al Greenberg, Rady JCC Sports Dinner Committee Chair. “We knew that a properly planned golf tournament could be delivered safely and successfully. So, we immediately got to work.”
Michael Silver and Jason Bonneteau of WPG The Wealth Planning Group Inc. are the tournament’s 2021 Title Sponsors. The Tallman Foundation and Princess Auto are on board to be Community Champion Partners. Vickar Automotive Group is the Hole-in-One Sponsor, while the Lunch Sponsor is The Asper Foundation, and Marjorie Blankstein is the tournament’s Cart Sponsor. A host of other sponsors, hospitality providers, restaurants, and prize donors are also involved.
“The response throughout this great city has been phenomenal,” said Greenberg. “It’s incredibly humbling knowing that so many people and businesses have committed to our event, ensuring we will continue to create positive impact with our fundraising efforts.”
Every single dollar raised at this year’s tournament will directly provide scholarships, camperships, and community service programs for those in the community who need them most regardless of financial situation, ability, age, or cultural background.
“With the way things are looking, our hope is that by next year we will be able to host our annual dinner indoors together,” said Rob Berkowits, Rady JCC Executive Director. “This year, we pivoted, moved outside, and took a swing at something else.”
A total of 152 golfers are getting ready to hit the links in just over one month.
“Golfing legend Ben Hogan once said the greatest shot you can take is the next one,” said Greenberg. “And it looks like this one is right down the fairway.”