The popular tournament held at the championship Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon has provided more than $2.75 million to local non-profits over the past 27 years.
BEAUMONT, Calif. – Hundreds of golfers from across Southern California took to the fairways at the 27th Annual Morongo Charity Golf Tournament to raise money for local youth, a historic Native American museum and a local animal shelter.
Held on Monday, October 16 at the beautiful Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon, the tournament raised $100,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Gorgonio Pass and $50,000 for the Malki Museum, the oldest nonprofit museum founded by Native Americans on a California Indian reservation. For the second year in a row, the annual tournament kicked off with helicopter ball-drop raffle which also raised thousands of dollars for the Banning Animal Shelter, operated by ARE Animal Rescue.
“From creating positive pathways local youth and families, to preserving the rich cultural history of local tribes, to finding loving homes for 3,000 pets every year, the non-profits benefiting from this year’s Morongo Charity Golf Tournament each provide vital services to the Pass,” said Morongo Tribal Vice Chair James Silva, co-chair of the tournament. “Combined, the work of Boys & Girls Clubs, Malki Museum and Banning Animal Shelter strengthen our region’s future while preserving our past.”
Megan Grisham, interim chief executive officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Gorgonio Pass, thanked Morongo for its ongoing support, saying “We are genuinely grateful to Morongo for their generosity, which fuels our mission and empowers us to create even greater positive change in the lives of those we serve.”
The tournament was held at beautiful, 36-hole Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon, the local home of the Southern California PGA and host to the annual IOA Championship on the Epson Tour, the official qualifying tour of the LPGA.
“Morongo remains committed to supporting community organizations that enhance the quality of life in the Pass,” said Morongo Tribal Council Member Brian Lugo, a co-chair of the tournament. “Once again this year, we are grateful to the players and sponsors whose contributions led to the tremendous success of our 27th annual Charity Golf Tournament.”
Since 1997, the Morongo Charity Golf Tournament has raised over $2.75 million to support dozens of local nonprofits that serve children, schools, veterans, and hospitals across the region.
About the Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon
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. Since 2015, Tukwet Canyon has hosted the Epson Tour, the official qualifying tour of the LPGA.