Irvine-based nonprofit Miracles for Kids hosted their third annual golf invitational on Monday, Marth 29, 2021, raising $200,312 for the organization. The invitational, presented by sponsor Perricone Farms, was hosted at the Santa Ana Country Club and included on-course games, a putting contest and an item drawing.
Miracles for Kids provides financial and emotional support to families with critically ill children. By creating programs that contribute monetary aid, as well as serve the basic needs of patients and their families, Miracles for Kids gives stability to families that are crumbling from the financial and emotional devastation of fighting for their child’s life. The funds raised at this year’s invitational are enough to benefit more than 300 children and their families.
“We continue to be amazed – and inspired – by the amount of support Miracles for Kids receives from our generous community,” says Autumn Strier, co-founder and CEO of Miracles for Kids. “Despite a slightly different event this year due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we had a tremendous outcome and I’m so thankful for each participant who helped raise funds for the children and families that we serve.”
Invitational participants included some noteworthy players, including Junior PGA Tour Players; Monika Poochareon and Ryan McCoy; CEO of Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club and Chairman of the Board of the Anaheim Ducks Foundation Club, Mike Schulman; Founder and Chairman of Pieology and former Tennis Magazine “Tennis Coach of the Year,” Carl Chang; former NFL Chargers player, Quentin Jammer; newly-appointed Los Angeles Deputy Mayor for City Homelessness Initiatives, Jose “Che” Ramirez.
Presenting Sponsor Perricone Farms also had a representative in attendance, chairman and family member Joe Perricone, a longtime advocate and supporter of Miracles for Kids. The family often gives to the nonprofit via financial donations and by partnering with programs that support the organization.
“When a family is brought down by the devastation of a critically ill child, Miracles for Kids is there to pick them back up through their mission and dedication to do life-changing work,” said Joe Perricone, chairman of Perricone Farms. “They are committed to making a difference, and our team takes great pride in supporting such an inspirational organization.”
Event sponsors consisted of Perricone Farms, David August Clothing, TRAFFIK Advertising, Lamborghini Newport Beach, McLaren Newport Beach, Regent Association Services, West Coast Aviation Services, Wilson Sonsini, DPR Construction, The Hatch Group, The Leeson Group, The Word & Brown Companies, Allied Universal, Farmers Insurance, Frome Family Foundation, Penn Corporate Relocation Services, Soul Community Planet, Trust Me Vodka, 19th Hole, and spinTouch.
In addition to golf, participants were presented with several opportunities to participate in contests and “chance-to-win” opportunities as an additional way to give back. Notable prizes included a luxury weekend for two at the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort driving in a McLaren 720S Spider sponsored by McLaren Newport Beach, a donation-based entry into a Championship Derby for the chance to win a trip to Pebble Beach in a private jet, a custom hand-tailored jacket or custom tracksuit by David Augus, and a chance to win $1 million. Due to limited spectators at the event, a safety precaution due to COVID-19, the Golf Invitational also held an online auction and Fund-A-Family campaign which was open to the public from March 24 through March 31.
Founded in 2002, Miracles for Kids is based in Irvine, CA. For more information, please visit https://miraclesforkids.org/.