Morongo Golf Tournament Raises $70,000 for Children and Grieving Families

The annual event has provided more than $1.25 million to non-profits over the past 21 years.

BEAUMONT, Calif. (June 12, 2017) – More than 400 golfers took to the fairways at the 21st Annual Morongo Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, June 12 to support local schoolchildren and provide assistance to grieving families.

Held at the beautiful Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet 

Canyon, the tournament raised $50,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Gorgonio Pass to provide 600 local schoolchildren with new clothes and backpacks stuffed with school supplies for the upcoming 2017-18 school year.

The Morongo tournament also provided $20,000 to The Unforgettables Foundation, which provides care to Inland families following the death of a child, as well as financial assistance to help provide a dignified and respectful burial.

“We are happy to be supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs and The Unforgettables and their vital work in helping so many families in need across our region,” said Morongo Tribal Council Member Damon Sandoval. “Giving back to the community is important to Morongo and we are grateful to the golfers and sponsors who help make our Charity Golf Tournament an incredible success every year.”

Since its launch in 1997, the Morongo Charity Golf Tournament has raised more than $1.25 million to support dozens of local nonprofits that serve veterans, children, schools and hospitals.

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“Every year, Morongo supports local families and student learning by making sure hundreds of local kids start the new school year with new shoes and school supplies,” said Amy Herr, chief executive officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Gorgonio Pass. “Morongo’s commitment to others is amazing, and we are thankful for their ongoing generosity.”

Tim Evans, who co-founded The Unforgettables 17 years ago, also thanked the tribe for its ongoing support of the foundation’s work.

“Morongo's generous contributions to The Unforgettables Foundation over the years have helped hundreds of families in crisis as they coped with unthinkable tragedy – the sudden death of a child. The tribe’s support is always deeply appreciated,” Evans said.

The Morongo Charity Golf Tournament is one of several annual community events conducted by the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, which donates more than $1 million annually to local and 

national nonprofit organizations and charities.

 

About the Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon

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Set against a backdrop of breathtaking mountain views, the Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon offers 36 world-class holes, state-of-the-art practice facilities, outstanding amenities and professional, personalized customer service. Ranked among the best courses in Southern California, Tukwet Canyon remains the regional home for the Southern California PGA, and host to the SCPGA Professional Championship. In 2015 and 2016, Tukwet Canyon hosted the Symetra Tour, the official qualifying tour of the LPGA.

 

Photo 3 Caption: Morongo Tribal Council Member Damon Sandoval (left) presents a $20,000 check to officials from The Unforgettables Foundation.

Photo 4 Caption: Morongo Tribal Council Member James Siva (second from the right) presents a $50,000 check to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Gorgonio Pass.