Southern Californians Hit the Links and “Drive for a Cure”

April 16, 2007

La Habra Golf Tournament
An amazing 105 golfers came out for the Southern California Chapter-La Habra Office’s first-ever Driving for a Cure golf tournament.
The Hacienda Golf Club in California, with its newly refurbished clubhouse, commanding views of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and its newly renovated golf course, provided the perfect setting for the golf tournament that Bobby DiMeo had envisioned. As a longtime chapter volunteer, he wanted to create a golf tournament that pulled out all the stops and provided the very best in golf and cuisine. His vision became a reality through the Southern California Chapter-La Habra Office’s first-ever Driving for a Cure, which was held on March 5 and raised more than $140,000.

After a fabulous day of golf, guests were treated to a trendy sushi bar and a sumptuous steak and lobster dinner and fine wine. The evening included a silent auction with fantastic items up for bid, including a seven-day cruise from Holland American cruise line with two first-class airline tickets and a one-week trip to Mexico. An inspired Bid for a Cure raised $41,000 with an anonymous match for a total of $82,000.

Special thanks to Bob and Cindy DiMeo, Western Asset, Caddie Connection, Highland Capital Brokerage, the Siegel family, the Mangel family, BJ’s Restaurant, the Iglesias family, the Jacobs family, the Mauch family, the McCarty family, Joan Santos, the Walsh family, American Airlines®, Longo Lexus and Rumson Capital for helping to make this event such a resounding success.

“We all saw the potential of this new golf tournament. We kept saying ‘If we build it, they will come.’ And they did! We had 105 golfers and 169 guests for dinner. These numbers are incredible for a first-time event,” said Ginney Gonzalez, director of development for the La Habra Office.