2010 Fiesta de Golf Scholarship Challenge
CHCI sends a special thanks to all of its partners and supporters for making the 14th Annual Fiesta de Golf Scholarship Challenge a huge success. CHCI raised more than $286,000 in support of its scholarship program for Latino youth.
CHCI congratulates the Scholarship Challenge and special contest winners.
The Coca-Cola Company
Closest to Pin:
Rep. John Yarmuth
Featuring Chi Chi Rodriguez presented by
DATE: Monday, May 3
LOCATION: The Courses at Andrews Air Force Base, MD
TIME: Tee-off 9:30 a.m.
Rep. Joe Baca
Rep. Xavier Becerra
Rep. Luis Gutierrez
Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz
Rep. Ed Pastor
Rep. Silvestre Reyes
Rep. Albio Sires
TOURNAMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Rudy Beserra, The Coca-Cola Company
Lyndon Boozer, AT&T
Lonnie Johnson, ExxonMobil
Catherine Pino, D&P Creative Strategies
Orson Porter, Nike
Chuck Rocha, Communications Workers of America
Minerva Rodriguez, MRR & Associates
Omar Vargas, PepsiCo
Ivan Zapien, Walmart
|8:00 am||Breakfast and 50/50 Putting Preliminaries Commence|
|8:00 am||Silent Auction Begins|
|9:15 am||Morning Shotgun Start Program--Golf Cart Area|
|9:30 am||Shotgun Start--NEW TIME!|
|2:00 pm||50/50 Putting Contest Final|
|2:00 pm-3:30 pm||Luncheon Program and 19th Hole Reception Commence|
|3:45 pm||Silent Auction Ends|
|4:00 pm||Tournament and 19th Hole Reception Ends|
The only Puerto Rican ever inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, Juan "Chi Chi" Rodriguez is one of the most popular and recognizable figures in sports. A 25-year 50+ year member of PGA Tour and a 22-year 24 year member of the Champions Tour, his successful career in professional golf began when he won his first professional event in 1963 Denver Open and spans nearly half a decade. During his long career he won 8 PGA and 22 Senior Tournaments. He is best known for his signature "Toreader Dance," an act he developed in which he would make-believe that an archived birdie was a "bull" and his putter was a "sword." He then would use his putter to terminate the "bull." In addition to his participation on the 1973 U.S. Ryder Cup team, Chi Chi has represented Puerto Rico on 12 World Cup teams.
A renowned humanitarian, Chi Chi has raised more than $5 million for the Chi Chi Rodriguez Foundation through his "Chi Chi and the Bear" and "Chi Chi and the Zinger" annual gold outings. In 1986 he was honored to receive the prestigious Horatio Alger Award. Founded in 1979, the Chi Chi Rodriguez Foundation serves at-risk, inner-city youths by assisting them to improve their self-esteem, character, work-ethic, social adjustment, and academic performance.
I am honored to participate in CHCI's 2010 Fiesta de Golf Scholarship Challenge. I look forward to hitting the links with fellow supporters of CHCI's efforts to provide scholarships for Latino college students and opportunities for a new generation of leaders."--Anthony Muñoz, Pro Football Hall-of-Famer
Click here to read about Anthony's amazing career and accomplishments. To learn more about his impact and outreach to youth in the Cinncinati Tri-State region at the Anthony Muñoz Foundation, click here.
Each May, avid golf players from across the nation join CHCI for its annual Fiesta de Golf Scholarship Challenge held in Washington, D.C. This event, now in its 14th year, provides an opportunity for community and industry leaders to interact socially while raising money to support CHCI's mission to develop the next generation of Latino leaders. Proceeds benefit CHCI's Scholarship Awards Program which provides critical assistance to Latino youth to pursue undergraduate and post-graduate degrees. Last year more than $280,000 was raised in support of the program through the tournament. To learn more about the Fiesta de Golf Scholarship Challenge, click here.
SPONSORSHIPS and EVENT REGISTRATION
CHCI also seeks in-kind donations for this event which include tournament t-shirts, golf products, coolers, prizes and give-aways, and silent auction items. All donations are tax-deductible and based upon value CHCI will provide a tailored sponsor package that will highlight your donation at the event.
CHCI is in need of volunteers for the day of the Scholarship Challenge. To apply as a volunteer, click here.
Cassie Banks, Events Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-548-5865
JoAnn Brown, Director of Events at email@example.com or 202-548-5864