KidWorks golf tournament at Pelican Hill raises record funds

Thanks to the generosity of Title Sponsor Michael F. Harrah and Caribou Industries, and other key tournament sponsors, including Wells Fargo, CBRE and Lyon Living, the 6th Annual KidWorks Classic Golf Tournament earned a record $270,000 for their College Success Initiative.

Murphy Craig

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(L-R) Craig Realty Group Consultant Pat Murphy watches as Steven L. Craig of Craig Realty Group takes a shot

KidWorks College Success Initiative provides their students with the tools, resources and support needed to graduate from both high school and college. This is critically important as 89 percent of low-income first generation college students drop out before earning their diploma. By providing one-on-one guidance, career strategy development, internship opportunities and mentorship, KidWorks is ensuring college success. Thanks to a matching grant for the College Success Initiative, each dollar raised at the tournament was doubled providing valuable support for this program.

Caribou at table

(L) Paul McDonald and April Palmer of Fidelity National Title 

(R) Caribou Industries was a Title Sponsor

KidWorks Board member Bruce Pasqua and the Nevell Group won the tournament, which was played for the third time at acclaimed Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Coast. Other sponsors included Ben’s Asphalt, Rockwell’s Bakery, and Watson’s Soda Fountain and Café.

“We want to thank all of our sponsors and especially acknowledge the generosity and spirit of Mike Harrah and Caribou Industries,” said David Benavides, KidWorks CEO and Santa Ana City Councilman. “Mike has shown that he, like KidWorks, believes in Santa Ana and in building our city’s future by investing in our youth.”

“The KidWorks Classic is one of the top charity tournaments in Orange County,” said Sharon Kline, event Chair and KidWorks Advisory Council member. It’s an over the top day with delicious food, specialty drinks and something fun and unique on most every hole. A great day was had by all!”

To learn more about KidWorks and to read its success stories, visit www.kidworksoc.org.