We recently hosted our 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament, benefiting Make-a-Wish San Diego and we’re thrilled to announce that it was a huge success! Even the weather was more perfect than usual - if that’s even possible in southern California.
The event featured players that joined us from near and afar and many were both customers and friends alike. And the best part? We raised over $30,000 for Make-a-Wish; exceeding our donations and our expectations.
We also wanted to take a moment to thank our generous sponsors and encourage our readers to take a moment to consider them for your relevant needs. These gracious sponsors include:
- A-1 Self Storage
- Chart Industries
- Computers Unlimited
- Cramer Decker Industries
- Direct Wire & Cable
- J.P. Morgan
- Kaplan Law Firm
- Lincoln Electric
- NAI San Diego
- Pacific Ship Repair and Fabrication
- Ratermann Manufacturing
- Washington Alloy Co.
Another huge thank you to all for helping to make this happen!
A Few More Details About the Day
We started off bright and early with many members of the WestAir team showing up to help get set up and ready to go. Our HR team in particular made a huge effort in ensuring that all set up and registration went off without a hitch.
Once all of our golfers were ready to go, we were given a nice speech by San Diego chapter president, Chris Sichel. He went on to explain how Make-a-Wish helps children with critical illnesses and also thanked our golfers for their participation. And with that motivation in mind under the California sunshine, we were off!
Participants covered 18 holes over 5 hours, all of which gave incredible views of the island and that perfect Pacific breeze. The Coronado Golf Course, where we hosted the event, could not have been a more perfect setting for the event - the photos don’t even really do it justice!
After we were done golfing, it was time to come back in for dinner, drinks, and the silent auction. At this time, our WestAir staff and the participants reconvened under the cover of the onsite restaurant Feast and Fareway, where the meal and auction would take place.
And as the night went on, our CEO, Steve Castiglione gave a speech and introduced another member of the Make-a-Wish community, Jim Peterson, whose story had helped to be a catalyst for the whole event. A tasty dinner was served, the auction winners were announced, and all were able to safely and happily return home.
In other words, our golf tournament was everything that we hoped it would be and more. Want to be a sponsor or participant next year? It’s never too early to start planning. Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to begin.
Want to continue giving to the cause? Check out our Make-a-Wish donation page.