Camarillo, CA – The 29th Annual Care for Kids Golf Classic hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Camarillo took place on Monday, July 26th at Spanish Hills Country Club. The sold-out tournament raised funds for Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families and its programs that serve foster and at-risk youth, along with other Rotary Foundation charities. Advanced Motion Controls returned as the tournament Title Sponsor and its owners, Daniel and Felicia Schoenewald were the tournament honorees. The Care for Kids Golf Classic is one of Ventura County’s longest running charity golf tournaments and has raised significant funds for Casa Pacifica and other local charities. Tournament co-chair Kevin Nunn said, “The Rotary Clubs of Camarillo are happy to host such a fun event and for such a great cause.”
The modified “Texas Scramble” style tournament crowned winners in gross and low-net flights via Facebook live. 1st place gross went to the team of Sil Gonzales, Pete Collins, Tom Royds and Jim Corollo. 2nd place gross was taken home by Dylan Ito, Kyle Williams, Chance Flaaten, and Johny Ruiz. 3rd place gross was won by Frank Tesoro, George Gankas, Noah Erickson, and Glen Gernot. 1st place low net went to Sean McCullough, Shyam Krishnan, Jon Boring and Eric Heitman. 2nd place net went to Jim Roberts, Frank McCarthy, Craig Oswald, and Gary Oswald. The 3rd place net team was Parker Gelfuso, Kathryn Scheinert, Richard Gatchel and Rene Ymzon
Several on-course competitions throughout the day included longest drive and closest to the hole contests. Longest drive winners included Phillip Kiel, Brenda Allison, Nick Rudolph, Alexander Chrikjian and Patrick Nygren. Steven Moentmann, Anthony Wagner, Matt McBroom, and Stephanie Bengard had nice shots to capture the win on the closest to the pin contests. The million-dollar shootout gave five lucky golfers one chance at a hole-in-one shot from 150 yards out but alas, no million-dollar payout. Plenty of food and drinks throughout the course –Freda’s Woodfired Pizza, Camarillo Cupcake, Opolo Vineyards, margaritas, Bloody Mary’s, Firestone Walker, and Cappuccino Express, kept players golfing through the afternoon in high spirits. Old Oaks Cigar Company was also on hand gifting golfers’ cigars for their enjoyment. The on-course lunch was provided by Spanish Hills Country Club and Freda’s Woodfired Pizza.
A cocktail reception, sponsored by Fence Factory, followed the day of play, during which winners were announced. Golfers were sent home with Wood Ranch gift cards in lieu of a traditional sit-down dinner. The program, streamed via Facebook live was emceed by Former County Supervisor and longtime Rotarian Kathy Long. The online silent auction offered both golfers and non-golfers a chance to bid on the extensive array of items. Popular items included lunch and tour with the Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub, a trip to Cabo San Lucas, and golf packages.