Foundation Hosts Southern California Golf Tournament

Summer Sun Heats Up Tournament

IMG_0367More than 240 grocery retailers, suppliers and wholesalers participated in this year’s CGA Educational Foundation Southern California Golf Classic and Illuminators Rally. Warm weather greeted this year’s field with temperatures reaching into the mid-90s.

The tournament moved to a new location – Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms in Industry, CA – for the first time in more than a decade. Both courses, “Babe” and “Ike,” were in top shape for the event.

IMG_0313The Foundation wishes to thank the sponsors listed below for their generous support of this year’s tournament. Proceeds from the event go to support the Foundation’s College Scholarship and Tuition Reimbursement programs.

To highlight the Tuition Reimbursement program, the Foundation invited Stater Bros. Markets store manager Bill Kemper to share how the reimbursement program helped with his professional development.

The Foundation also wishes to thank The Illuminators for hosting the morning breakfast and Bristol Farms and Del Real Foods for providing lunch on the course.

Former NFL Star Addresses Attendees

IMG_0283bPrior to the tournament, attendees heard from former NFL running back LaDainian Tomlinson. His presentation was sponsored by Kellogg Co. The two-time NFL rushing leader shared his life story including his years in the NFL.

In addition, Tomlinson discussed the importance of education and commended the Foundation for its ambitious educational programs, including providing college scholarships and tuition reimbursement.

Tournament Winners

Ike Course

1st Place
John Peters
Derek Dehdashtian
John Harb
Duane Moore

2nd Place
Dave Grosse
Ed Billings
Dave Dimond

3rd Place
Bob Lim
Frank Hopfinger
Paul Huddleston
Chuck Eckman

Closest To The Pin
Jeff Bloks

Longest Drive
Julia Bischoff
Brad Cooper

Babe Course

1st Place
Jim Amen
George Schmidt
Kathy Schmidt
Tyler Schmidt

2nd Place
Richard Horan
Dave Whitbeck
Kevin Rushing
Mike Frauenhoffer

3rd Place
Pat Posey
Adam Caldecott
Louis Fajardo
Steve Howard

Closest To The Pin
Pat Posey

Longest Drive
Silvia Quiroz
Nick Gauger

Tournament Sponsors

Masters Sponsors

Anheuser-Busch InBev
Bimbo Bakeries USA
Coca-Cola Refreshments
Jelly Belly Candy Company
Kellogg Company
Kraft Foods, Inc.
Pepsi Beverages Company
SAP Retail
The Hershey Company
Unified Grocers, Inc.

Package Sponsors

Beam Global
Big Saver Foods
C & S Wholesale Grocers
Cardenas Markets
Constellation Brands
Fresh Dairy Direct of So Cal
Frito-Lay, Inc.
Gelson’s Markets
Heineken USA
JTJ Sales
K.V. Mart Co
Mike’s Hard Lemonade
Mission Foods
MOM Brands
Moss Adams LLP
Nestle DSD
Processors Marketing & Research Inc
Red Bull North America
Rio Ranch Markets
Sanderson Farms
Sara Lee California
Snyder’s-Lance, Inc.
Southwind Foods/Great American Seafood
Steve Julius Construction
Super A Foods
Trend Offset Printing
Whole Foods Market

Hole Sponsors

Boston Beer Co.
California Shopping Cart Retrieval Corp.
PNC Bank
Ready Pac