(Soboba Tees Off)

Soboba Foundation’s eighth annual Charity Golf Tournament is being planned for March 31 and April 1, and the group’s members are seeking potential beneficiaries. Ten organizations will be chosen from a typically large field of worthy applicants and will receive $10,000 each.

To be eligible, the nonprofit must be located within the San Jacinto Valley. Applications can be requested and submitted by Feb. 1 through Soboba Foundation Sponsorship Coordinator Andrew Vallejos. After careful review by the foundation board, 10 organizations will be designated as beneficiaries of this year’s tournament.

All entrants will be notified in writing of the board’s decision and all chosen organizations will be required to promote the tournament in addition to providing volunteers for both days of the event.

Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians Tribal Council Vice Chairman and Tournament Director Isaiah Vivanco said the generosity and support of sponsors and partners for this much-anticipated annual event allows the Soboba Foundation to continue assisting those in need in the surrounding communities.

Over the past seven years, the Soboba Foundation Charity Golf Tournament has contributed more than $1 million in support of many local nonprofit organizations throughout Indian Country and Southern California.

The two-day tournament will allow for a maximum of 40 teams per day and availability for each day will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants will also receive a reduced room rate opportunity at the Soboba Casino Resort hotel to allow for all guests to enjoy the entirety of the course, the festivities that follow a day on the beautiful Soboba Springs Golf Course and all that the Soboba Casino Resort has to offer.

Sponsorship packages at different levels will provide each player with exciting gifts and giveaways, along with memorable raffle opportunities and an exciting round of golf. The grand prize is a home appliance makeover valued at more than $7,500.

Soboba Foundation President Geneva Mojado credits strong teamwork and excellent organization as the reasons behind the tournament’s continued popularity and success.

“With the terrific amount of support we receive from our business partners and colleagues, we are able to provide local nonprofits with funding for some much-needed projects,” she said. “Additional funds raised from the event go on to support other organizations, events and students throughout the remainder of the year.”

Andrew Vallejos can be reached at [email protected] or 951-654-2765 extension 4112.

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