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Guardians of San Diego Hosts its 19th Annual Golf & Tennis Tournament

ENCINITAS, California (Press Release) — Guardians of San Diego hosted its 19th Annual Golf & Tennis Tournament July 19 at the exclusive, championship course at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, while tennis players competed in round robin play also at the beautiful Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club. The event was a tremendous success with all proceeds directly benefitting Seacrest Village Retirement Communities.

This year’s committee was led by golf co-chairs James Haimsohn and John Kassar and tennis chair Paul Press and included members Earl Altshuler, Brad Blose, Bert Edelstein, Mary Epsten, Robert Haimsohn, Shirley Pidgeon and Kevin Wunderly. Together they welcomed over 100 golfers and tennis players.

The day began with a putting contest and the shotgun start began right at noon just as the tennis players began arriving for their tournament led by tennis pro Dophie Poiset. The weather was perfect and sunny, and all players enjoyed ice cold beverages donated by Dry Soda, Red Bull and Karl Strauss Brewery. The silent auction created a buzz with packages that included passes to the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, golf at the Bridges, Rancho Santa Fe, La Costa Resort & Spa, Pala Casino & Resort and Sycuan Casino, hotel stays at both the Hyatt Regency at Aventine and Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines and many more.

Players and guests enjoyed the warm summer evening with cocktails on the patio of the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club then moved inside for a dinner buffet that included top sirloin, mashed potato bar, a variety of salads and vegetables and a delicious dessert spread. Earl Altshuler, President of Guardians of San Diego, welcomed guests and Pam Ferris, President/CEO of Seacrest Village Retirement Communities, thanked everyone for their continued support of the Homes’ mission. Chairman of the Board of Trustees Bob Haimsohn expressed his joy in passing on the legacy of the tournament to his son James Haimsohn and nephew, John Kassar, who co-chaired the event. James then auctioned off two exciting lots: a luxury suite at Petco Park for 23 guests and a private tour for 10 at the Karl Strauss Brewery with limo transportation.

The program and evening concluded with the announcement of the day’s winners: Daniel Wax, putting contest; Marshall Wax, Daniel Wax, Lou Wax and Glenn Goodstein, men’s first place/overall winners; Suzanne Weiner, Nancie Vann and Shirley Levine, women’s first place; and Ann & Steve Kavy, tennis. All winners received elegant magnums of Bremer Wine donated by Nowell & Associates and the overall winners will have their names engraved on our perpetual trophy. The day also included a Par 3 contest and two Hole-in-One opportunities sponsored by BMW South County and Kearny Mesa Infiniti.

For over 50 years, members of Guardians of San Diego have helped Seacrest Village raise funds to help care for the elderly of San Diego. The annual Golf & Tennis Tournament, now in its nineteenth year, has proven to be a successful, fun, and well-attended event, benefitting Seacrest Village, a non-profit, charitable organization that provides housing and healthcare services for the community’s elderly. Because Seacrest Village strives to provide these services regardless of one’s ability to pay, an annual shortfall of over $1.3 million must be met through fundraising.

The 19th Annual Golf & Tennis Tournament was presented by The William Gumpert Foundation and sponsored by Addison Sheet Metal, Inc., AKT, Bycor, Certified Concrete, Lynn & Richard Gordon, G.S. Levine Insurance, Gulf South Medical Supply, Hanson Bridgett, LLP, Jackson & Blanc, Judy & Allen Lyon, Maxim Floor Systems, Meketa Investment Group, Quality Paint and Wall Coverings, RehabCare, Ron’s Pharmacy Services, Rowan Electric, SGPA Architecture & Planning, Sierra Pacific West, Simplex Grinnell, Struc Steel and Superior Roofing.

Preceding provided by Seacrest Village Retirement Communities

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