Fun fundraisers for large groups – Orange County Register


The last week of July included two fun fundraisers. One was for the Brea Senior Center and the other for the golf programs at Brea Olinda High School.

We’ll start with the first event, “Support Our Seniors”, which will take place on July 25 at City Hall Park. Organized by Stacey Legendre, owner of Strait Up Barber Shop with Joel Thompson and Tony Chacon, it featured a car show, cornhole tournament, live entertainment and a barbecue.

According to Legendre, it attracted around 350 people who enjoyed the tunes of the White Feather Band while admiring the 50 classic cars on display, eating grills and frozen treats, buying raffle tickets and having a good time. And no one was thirsty because VFW was selling water and the Brea Lions were selling beer.

It was a real community effort and all for the Brea Senior Center.

Strait Up sold their t-shirts for $ 20 and $ 10 per shirt go to the senior center.

“If you walk into the store with the T-shirt on, your first haircut is free,” said Legendre, who added that 100 shirts have been sold. Good deal for the guys, and the senior center.

The cornhole tournament had eight teams of two and was won by Chris Lopez and Steve Garcia who took home $ 150, and the same amount goes to the senior center.

There was a large assortment of drawing prizes, all donated by various companies, ranging from a big screen TV, Nike sunglasses, Oakley backpacks and a skateboard to a cool miniature truck filled with a extensive assortment of gift cards which were won by Tom Donini, who was also the DJ of the event.

Proceeds from the event will go to a new projector, Legendre said via email, adding that any remaining funds will go towards paying the one-year fee for a fitness instructor whose classes will be free for seniors.

The fundraising continued on July 30 when the Brea Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual golf tournament at the Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda. According to CEO / President of the House, Heidi Gallegos, 120 golfers contested for first place and the Mayor’s Cup, won by the Brittain Insurance team. The tournament had two main sponsors: Manley-Fanticola Holdings LLC and Kesco Logistics as well as several other sponsors.

The Mayor’s Cup trophy will be completed by Brittain Insurance, and you can bet she will proudly display the trophy in her office until the 2022 House Golf Tournament.

House Golf Committee member Scott Hupp said they expect around 80 golfers and are very happy with 120. As are the golf teams at Brea Olinda High School.

Both boys and girls golf teams will benefit from the net profits of the golf tournament. The House has been doing this for several years, Gallegos said.

Golf coach Nancy Smith’s teams volunteered for the tournament.

“The funds we get are used for course fees during the season, practice rounds in the offseason, shooting balls and tournament fees,” said Smith. She said they are also teaming up with the Brea Education Foundation, which also recently hosted a golf tournament to benefit both golf teams.

Supporting the activities of our elders and youth is important and can be fun too.

Terri Daxon is a freelance writer and owner of Daxon Marketing Communications. She gives her take on Brea’s problems twice a month. Contact her at [email protected]


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