The 2016 Crescenta Valley Chamber Scholarship Golf Tournament, held last Friday at Scholl Canyon Golf Course, was a big success. By all accounts golfers had a great time, the weather cooperated and everyone enjoyed their steak and salmon lunch, barbecued on-site by Zeke’s. Whether it was a raffle prize, a scholarship, a piece of sports memorabilia, a free massage or a trophy, the vast majority of the 70 or so participants went home winners. And everyone could feel good knowing they participated in an event that supports the Chamber’s scholarship fund as well as the Desi Geestman Foundation, an organization dedicated to touching the lives of children with cancer.
Congratulations to the tournament winners of the day:
1st place: Chris Aristo, Paul Aristo, Justin Myers and Adam Kaye
2nd place: JD Speas, Tom Flanagan and Jordan Nedeff
3rd place: Mike Delaney, Gary Johnson, Chris Kerley and Matt Anderson
Putting Contest: Jordan Nedeff was the winner out of 43 players on a five-hole putting course set up by the Chamber’s own Mike Riley.
Closest-to-the-Pin Contest: Chamber board president Kaipo Chock shot closest to the pin on Hole #11.
Tournament Chairman Leonard Ghazarian had this to say: “I definitely thought it was a success. It was better attended than last year and the majority of feedback I received was very positive. The golf committee worked well together and pulled off a great event.” He thanks everyone involved.
Specifically, the Chamber wants to thank the volunteers, donors and sponsors that helped make this event possible. Volunteers Lynn McGinnis, Bonnie Marshall, Bobbi Chock, Deja Stevens, George Preston, various Chamber board members and members of the Prom Plus Club all helped make the day run smoothly. Special thanks to our major sponsors: Chris Aristo State Farm, Bob Smith Toyota, Montrose Travel, Supervisor Michael Antonovich, Crescenta Valley Weekly, Michelson Laboratories and Ohanian & Associates, as well as to our tee sponsors: Crescenta-Cañada Pet Hospital, JM’s Dominican Cigars, Panera Bread, Current Electric, Bruce’s Automotive, Paco’s Barber Shop, Hoop De Doo, HireClout, Keller Williams Calabasas, Gene’s Paint & Body Shop, JR Hardware, Caspian Services, JBoy Media, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, SIH Ventures, Crescenta Valley Insurance, Extreme Boot Camp and All Around Painting Company.
We also greatly appreciate our prize donors: CV Water District, YMCA of the Foothills, Southern California Gas, Gaslamp Popcorn, Sport Clips La Cañada, Scholl Canyon Golf Course, The Pilates Studio, Montrose Barber Shop, Steve Pierce, Golfsmith, GolfTEC Pasadena, Massage Envy, Caspian Services, Dupuy Desert Rentals, Dream Dinners La Crescenta, John Wray, Maluccio Company and Ken Biermann.
For those who played (or wish they could have), we’ve got photos! Lots and lots of photos. Go to www.crescentavalleychamber.org/golf and click the “2016 Photo Gallery.” You’ll also find photos of 2016 CV Chamber scholarship recipients Elin Aboolian, Rebecca Freeman, Benjamin Mitchell and Makayla Rabago.
Coming Up: Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration is this Monday, July 4 at Crescenta Valley High School. Tickets are $10 at the door (free for children 7 and under) but you can get them for $7 at the Chamber office (and elsewhere). Stop by Thursday or Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to purchase them. We’re at 3131 Foothill Blvd., Suite D, across from OSH.
The Chamber offices will be closed on Monday, July 4 in honor of Independence Day.
Have a great weekend!