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A Hole-in-One for Animals

Annual golf tournament raises $235,000 for Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA

Published on Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 12:53 pm
 

PHS President Steve McNall with event co-chairs Roslyn DeForest, Georgia Coye and the SGCC General Manager, Eric Gregory.

 

Helicopter Ball Drop

The 17th annual Doglegs, Birdies & Eagles Golf Tournament teed off Monday, April 18, at the San Gabriel Country Club. More than $235,000 was raised for the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA’s (PHS) programs and services, exceeding the $230,000 goal set by event organizers.

 

Golfers

Event co-chairs Georgia Coye, Roslyn DeForest and Dan Lien worked with PHS event coordinators to make for a successful event. More than 144 golfers participated in the annual fundraiser for the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. The day began with a putting contest, a full 18-hole course and the helicopter ball drop opportunity drawing. Four buckets filled with golf balls were airlifted by helicopter and were spilled onto the fairway. One ball landed in the hole granting the winner $3,620. The winnings were donated back to PHS. A live and silent auction and an awards dinner concluded the event.

 

“We can’t thank the players, donors, staff at the San Gabriel Country Club and volunteers enough,” says PHS President/CEO Steve McNall. “It’s great to see people come together over a friendly game of golf to help animals in need.”

 

Proceeds from the tournament will help provide nourishing food, safe shelter and veterinary care to the approximate 12,000 animals PHS cares for every year. The shelter’s next signature event the 18th annual Wiggle Waggle Walk is set for Sunday, September 27, at Brookside Park in Pasadena. Fetch more information at pasadenahumane.org.

 

About the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA

 

The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is an open door, community-funded center, which provides all animals a place where they receive a safe haven, care and respect. The agency provides essential animal welfare and control services for the cities of Arcadia, Bradbury, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena. For more information, visit www.pasadenahumane.org.

 

 

 

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