Historic Old Town Golf Classic Restores Funding

| March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Local Fourth Grade Visits Continue

The Old Town Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with PGA Hall of Famer Billy Casper to produce the second annual Historic Café Coyote Old Town Golf Classic, which is scheduled for Monday, March 17, 2014, at the Salt Creek Golf Course in Chula Vista. The tournament raises much-needed funds to help local fourth grade students participate in the Old Town Fourth Grade History Program, covering the cost of transportation to Historic Old Town San Diego.

This year’s theme is “Green on the Green.” The Golf Classic begins with a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. The tournament features a four-person Best Ball Scramble, lunch on the golf course and a helicopter ball drop. Billy Casper, a PGA Hall of Fame golfer and children’s advocate, is scheduled to attend as the celebrity guest and dinner speaker.

“We are thrilled that Billy Casper is able to help us with this important effort to allow students to learn of the history and culture of San Diego…where it began,” stated Chamber President Fred Grand. “We are grateful that students get the opportunity to visit Old Town and learn about the rich history of our state.”

For more than 40 years, the Old Town History Program had been an integrated learning environment for San Diego Unified School District fourth grade students. The program benefited more than 11,000 students each year and provided an opportunity for them to visit actual historic sites in Old Town San Diego as part of their curriculum. Students were able to experience the cultural significance of San Diego’s historic eras and inhabitants. Unfortunately, the weeklong program was officially eliminated by the San Diego Unified School District in 2011 due to budget constraints.

Enough funds were raised from the 2013 golf tournament to make it possible for more than 12,000 fourth grade students to return to Historic Old Town San Diego as part of their Southern California history curriculum.

Tournament registration is now open. Tickets are just $125 for individual golfers and $500 for a foursome, which includes tournament participation and dinner. A dinner-only option is also available at just $40 per person. Café Coyote returns as Title Sponsor, while Fiesta de Reyes is the 2014 Dinner Sponsor. Other sponsors include Jeanne Ferrell of Coldstone as the breakfast sponsor and Bruce Johnson of Alamo as the lunch sponsor. Other major sponsors are Casa Guadalajara, Pacific Hospitality Group, Old Town Trolley Tours, SEAL Tours of SD, Old Town Market, Meyer Foundation, Mormon Battalion Historic Site and San Diego Properties and Investments. Event sponsorships are still available. For complete information on sponsorship opportunities and other event details, visit http://www.OldTownGolfClassic.com, or call (619) 291-4903.

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