Inclement Weather Proves No Match for CHCI Golfers

Supporters of 13th Annual Fiesta de Golf
Weather the Storm, Raising More Than $280,000

On Monday, May 4, at the Courses at Andrews Air Force Base, CHCI supporters braved the rainy weather to participate in CHCI's 13th Annual Fiesta de Golf Scholarship Challenge with Chi Chi Rodriguez, presented by Toyota.  Armed with umbrellas and additional rain gear, golfers adapted their game strategy to play in a nine-hole competition.

Golf legend Chi Chi Rodriguez (third from left) and CHCI President & CEO Esther Aguilera (fourth from left) with tournament winners from the United Steelworkers team.

"This year's tournament was very successful in generating support for our talented Latino youth who want to achieve the dream of a college education," said Esther Aguilera, CHCI President & CEO.  "Together, we have surpassed last year's fundraising cash total with more than $280,000 raised, and over $95,000 in in-kind donations."

Hall of Fame golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez, present thanks to Toyota, kicked off the event and offered putting tips and photo opportunities out on the course.

Several Members of Congress and the Honorable Jorge Dezcallar, Spanish Ambassador to the U.S. joined the festivities, which included a putting contest, raffle, and for the first time, a silent auction, all benefiting Latino youth scholarships.

Renowned chef and restaurateur Jose Andres also attended after hosting a pre-golf dinner with Chi Chi Rodriguez at his Oyamel Restaurant on Sunday night.

During the lunch program, 2006 CHCI Scholar Tito Escobar shared his personal experience on how receiving financial help from CHCI was critical to his success in college.

The overall tournament winners:

1st Prize

TEAM UNITED STEELWORKERS
Mr. Bill Gammie, Mr. Bill Klinefelter, Mr. Kyle McDermott, Mr. Chuck Rocha

2nd Prize
TEAM ATK
Ms. Denise Blanchard, Mr. Kevin Jackson, Mr. Dale Lumme, Mr. Colby Miller

3rd Prize
TEAM AT&T
Mr. Lyndon Boozer, Mr. Michael Hutton, Hon. Albio Sires, Mr. Raffi Tabal

Putting Contest Winner
Steve Northrop, Team Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

(l-r) Members of Congress Albio Sires (NJ-13), Eni Faleomavaega (American Samoa), Solomon P. Ortiz (TX-27), Chi Chi Rodriguez, Majority Whip James Clyburn (SC-6), and Luis V. Gutierrez (IL-4) at the Luncheon.

To view the photo gallery from the 2009 Fiesta de Golf Scholarship Challenge, click here

CHCI Would Like to Thank its 2009 Fiesta de Golf Sponsors!

Gold

Silver Breakfast



Silver Luncheon



Golf Carts


Tournament Dinner


Partner

American Petroleum Institute
ATK
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Nike, Inc.

Donor
PhRMA
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Individual Hole
DaVita
Eli Lilly and Company
McQ

Friend
Amgen
AT&T
Baxter Healthcare
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Comcast
Dell
Energy Future Holdings
Gali Service Industries
Kraft Foods, Inc.
National Association of REALTORS
PepsiCo, Inc.
PGA TOUR
PG&E Corporation
Pinnacle West
Southwest Airlines
The Coca-Cola Company
United Steelworkers
USTelecom
Verizon

19TH HOLE

Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.

In-Kind and Great Give-Aways provided by:

Amgen
ATK
Azteca America
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Chrysalis Vineyards
Embassy Suites Hotel
Gali Service Industries
Hargrove, Inc.
JOSÉ ANDRÉS' THINKFOODGROUP
Kraft Foods, Inc.
Landmark Theatres
Nike, Inc.
PepsiCo
Phoenix Park Hotel
Southwest Airlines
The Coca-Cola Company
UPS
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust

Media Partner
CapitalWirePR

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