PEERS Network To Debut Charity Golf And Tennis Tournament To Help Send Kids To College
PEERS Network, a San Diego-based philanthropic organization, today announced its 1st Annual Golf and Tennis Tournament, to be held on Friday, May 21. Hosted at the Park Hyatt Aviara Golf Club and Spa, the 80’s themed tournament will raise funds for Reality Changers, a local organization that prepares youth to become first-generation college graduates and agents of change in their communities.
Bringing together entrepreneurs and executives through philanthropy
PEERS works to improve the quality-of-life in San Diego by funding local charities, mentoring and hands-on involvement in the community. Since its inception in 2009, the organization has supported over 200 local non-profits and charities through financial support, volunteer efforts and mentorship.
“Our organization was founded on the premise of mentoring and inspiring change throughout the San Diego community,” said Masud Sarwary, President of PEERS. “These core beliefs are just some of the reasons we’re thrilled to partner with Reality Changers this year, an incredible organization that makes college a reality for so many students in our community.”
Helping youth change their narrative
Reality Changers helps many San Diego families achieve their college dreams. Last year, the organization served more than 500 students through tutoring, professional development programs, college readiness training, and mentorship.
“At Reality Changers, we’re proud to work with youth who will be the first in their families to go to college,” said Tamara Craver, CEO of Reality Changers. “We start recruiting in the 8th grade, looking for students who have a GPA of 2.0 or below. We provide support all through high school and then continue to offer services to high school and college graduates. Each student has the opportunity to change their narrative and we’re there with them every step of the way.”
From golf and tennis to a dinner featuring surprise entertainment and a silent auction, attendees can change their reality and head back to the 80s for a night. Companies and individuals can also become a sponsor and take part in PEERS’ 11th Annual Fund Raiser by participating in the following activities:
Check In: 11AM – 12:30PM
Photo Booth: 11AM – 12:30PM
Putting Contest: 12 – 1PM
Shotgun Start: 1PM
Check In: 1 – 2PM
Photo Booth: 1 – 2PM
Group Fun Clinic with Pro’s: 2- 3PM
Doubles Tournament: 3 – 5PM
Dinner & Entertainment
Check In: 6PM
Photo Booth: 6 – 7PM
Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres: 6 – 7PM
Event Program & Dinner: 7- 9:30PM
“We’re looking forward to the golf & tennis tournament with PEERS. Our students and families have been resilient during a very difficult year and we are so grateful to PEERS for supporting them with this event. Also, it’s going to be a ton of fun!” added Craver.
The event begins with golf at 11 AM and tennis at 1 PM, followed by dinner and entertainment at 6 PM. To reserve tickets or become a sponsor, please register here.
Click here for more information about PEERS Network.
See you there….and stay healthy, San Diego!