On Monday October 11, 2010 golf enthusiasts invited from the surf industry and beyond gathered at the prestigious Santa Ana Country Club for the 3rd Annual Quiksilver Foundation Golf Classic. Greeted by sunny skies, participants competed in a team format to benefit and enhance the quality of life for communities of boardriders across the world by supporting environmental, educational, health and youth-related projects.
“What a great day of golf, sunshine and laughs. We were able to raise money for our Foundation which support kids, science, community, humanitarian and health. We had a blast for a good cause!” – Bob McKnight CEO, Quiksilver
Combining a fun day on the course with silent and live auctions, $100,000 was raised to benefit several of the Quiksilver Foundation’s partners. Beneficiaries from the tournament include USC’s QuikScience, SurfAid International, Reef Check, Keep A Breast, Surfrider Foundation, Sumba Foundation, Ocean Institute and Stoked Mentoring.
“We are pleased to see so many golfers participate in this year’s tournament and help spread the ever-growing desire of the Quiksilver Foundation to protect our oceans, promote good health and educate our youth,” said Ryan Ashton, Director of the Quiksilver Foundation. “We hope that the golfers had a great time participating in the tournament and that they will be encouraged to continue to make a difference by supporting our partners in the future.”
After the day’s events the winners were announced during a social afternoon of auctions, appetizers and drinks. The Final Lowest grossing score 1st place winning foursome was Team McKnight. 2nd place went to Team Allen Matkins and 3rd place was Team Colby. The Lowest net score 1st place winners was awarded to The O’Donnell Group Inc. closely followed by Team Voit in 2nd and Team Bowne in 3rd place. Longest Drive of the day was Don Moose and Closest to the Pin was Rob Colby.
Special thanks to all of our sponsors for their contributions that helped to make the tournament a great success. Without their support the Quiksilver Foundation Golf Classic would not have been possible. The “Snapper Rock” sponsors included Deloitte, Primo, EarthPack, Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, UPS, Ross, Sares Regis, The O’Donnell Group, FunTees, Hewitt & O’Neil LLP, Bowne, FedEx, Nutrilite, Jones Day, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Clean Fun Promotional Marketing and Stoyan Design. The Waimea sponsors consisted of RBA Builders, Black Card, Trace 3, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Voit Real Estate Services, LUSH Retail Environments and Willis Insurance Services of California. A big shout out goes to our presenting sponsor Rhone.