RESIDENTS HEAD TO THE COURSE FOR GOOD CAUSES TOURNAMENTS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CHARITY GROUPS.
Byline: Eric Leach Staff Writer
SIMI VALLEY Simi Valley (sē`mē, sĭm`ē), city (1990 pop. 100,217), Ventura co., SW Calif. in an oil, fruit, and farm region; laid out 1887, inc. 1969. - This fall, Ventura County golfers are taking advantage of the area's mild climate and abundant courses to raise tens of thousands of dollars for charity.
A variety of events is scheduled through December to benefit charities such as Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity, nonprofit ecumenical Christian organization that enables low-income people to own affordable, livable housing. Headquartered in Americus, Ga., it was founded in 1976 by businessman Millard Fuller and his wife. , scholarship programs, teen drug rehabilitation This article is about the process of rehabilitation for substance dependency. For other uses, see Rehab (disambiguation). For other kinds of rehabilitation, see Rehabilitation. For the American rap-rock group, see Rehab (band). , the Conejo Free Clinic, a teen center in Simi Valley, the Simi Valley Education Foundation and shelters for battered women.
The Moorpark College Moorpark College is a California-state funded community college located on a 134 acre (542,000 m²) property reclining on a hill in Moorpark, a town in Ventura County, California. Multicultural Club Golf Fest was held at the Moorpark Country Club on Friday to help fund the club's Leadership Conference at Moorpark College on Nov. 5, 2005, and to provide Hurricane Katrina Editing of this page by unregistered or newly registered users is currently disabled due to vandalism. relief.
Although amateur golfers play in most events, 16 of the world's top professionals will be playing this December at the Sherwood Country Club in the Target World Challenge, presented by Countrywide Financial Countrywide Financial Corporation (NYSE: CFC) is a diversified financial marketing and service holding company engaged primarily in residential mortgage banking and related businesses. Corporation to benefit the Tiger Woods Learning Center The Tiger Woods Learning Center was established in 2006 by Tiger Woods to get students thinking about the role education plays in their futures. The learning center is used by several thousand students, with a day program for grades 4 to 6 and an after school program for grades 7 and the Start Something learning program sponsored by Target and the Tiger Woods Foundation The Tiger Woods Foundation was established in 1996 by Tiger Woods and his father, Earl Woods, to create and support community-based programs that improve the health, education, and welfare of all children in America. .
On Monday in Camarillo, Interface Children Family Services is holding its 11th annual Learn from the Pros women's golf clinic to raise funds for the SafeHaven Shelter and SafeJourney Transitional Homes for victims of domestic violence.
``Since we can play golf year-round, I think there are a lot more golfers here than in other areas, so you get more people going to charitable events,'' said Kate Koslosky, a golfer signed up for the event to help battered women Monday. ``It's a fun way to raise money for a good cause.''
The Interface event is an all-female golf clinic offering opportunities for women to get together and improve their golf games while also helping local women free their families from violent households, said Christine Hamilton Christine Hamilton (born Mary Christine Holman, November 10, 1949) is an English secretary and lately a television personality and author, and the wife of former MP Neil Hamilton. , special-projects director for Interface Children Family Services.
Also on Monday in Camarillo, Teen Challenge Teen Challenge is an evangelical Christian recovery program and a network of Christian social and evangelizing work centers. It is a 12-18 month program that serves drug addicts, alcoholics, gang members, prostitutes and people with life-controlling problems. , a nonprofit organization Nonprofit Organization
An association that is given tax-free status. Donations to a non-profit organization are often tax deductible as well.
Examples of non-profit organizations are charities, hospitals and schools. dedicated to helping teens overcome drug and alcohol addiction, is sponsoring a tournament.
In October, the Presbyterian Golf Association is holding a tournament in Thousand Oaks to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County.
The Ray Fields Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament in Simi Valley, hosted by the Simi Valley Second Missionary Baptist Church, is also scheduled in October to raise funds for scholarships for graduating high school seniors pursuing college degrees.
Two October events in Wood Ranch include tournaments to benefit the Conejo Free Clinic and raise money toward a teen center in Simi Valley.
The Thousand Oaks Police Charitable Foundation, which provides police-related youth programs in the community, will hold a tournament in the North Ranch area of Thousand Oaks.
Pat Hitchcock O'Connell, legendary movie director Alfred Hitchcock's daughter, is the Westlake Sunrise Rotary's major sponsor for the cystic fibrosis cystic fibrosis (sĭs`tĭk fībrō`sĭs), inherited disorder of the exocrine glands (see gland), affecting children and young people; median survival is 25 years in females and 30 years in males. tournament.
``The charitable institutions that most of these tournaments support are very important to people who have challenges in their lives, and we try to make that challenge easier for them to handle,'' said Carl Alaniz, chairman of the cystic fibrosis event. ``The individuals and companies within Ventura county are very supportive.''
The Habitat for Humanity fundraiser will include a barbecue in the evening at Westminster Presbyterian Church Westminster Presbyterian Church can refer to:
``Fundraising and working hands-on with the Habitat for Humanity families and volunteers is a great way to put our faith into action,'' said Duane Hollinger, an organizer of the Habitat for Humanity event.
In December, the Simi Valley Education Foundation's annual golf tournament will be held in Simi Valley.
Eric Leach, (805) 583-7602
--Interface Children Family Services women's golf clinic on Monday, Las Posas Country Club. Information: (805) 485-6114 or visit icfs.org.
--Teen Challenge tournament, Monday, Spanish Hills Country Club. Information: (805) 648-3295 or go to teenchallenge.com.
--Habitat for Humanity tournament, Saturday, Los Robles Robles is a common surname in the Spanish language meaning oaks, and may refer to:
--Ray Fields Memorial Scholarship tournament, Oct. 8 at Simi Hills Golf Course. Information: (818) 367-2559 or (805) 523-3345.
--Conejo Free Clinic, Oct. 10 at Wood Ranch Golf Club. Information: (805) 379-1918 or go to conejofreeclinic.org.
--Simi Valley Teen Center tournament, Oct. 24 at the Wood Ranch Golf Course. Contact the Simi Valley Leadership Program-Teen Center Project c/o Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce, (805) 520-8223.
--Thousand Oaks Police Charitable Foundation tournament, Nov. 7 at North Ranch Country Club. Information: (805) 371-8398.
--Target World Challenge tournament, Dec. 7-11 at Sherwood Country Club. Information: (714) 816-1860 or go to www.targetworldchallenge.com.
--Simi Valley Education Foundation tournament, Dec. 5 at Lost Canyons Golf Club. Information: (877) 746-4543 or go to www.svef.org.
Moorpark College's Multicultural Club adviser, Mike Johnson, watches his putt during the golf fundraiser festival in Moorpark on Friday.
Joe Binoya/Special to the Daily News
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