The Irvine, Calif., club awarded checks of $20,000 each to Families Forward, Orangewood Children’s Foundation, Children’s Hospital of Orange County and the Wounded Warriors Project, through a new charity initiative that it hopes to make an annual outreach.
Shady Canyon Golf Club in Irvine, Calif., along with the Shady Canyon Golf Club Charitable Foundation, has raised and donated $80,000 to four local non-profit organizations through a new charity initiative that it hopes to make an annual outreach, the Orange County Register reported.
Each group received a check for $20,000, including Families Forward, Orangewood Children’s Foundation, Children’s Hospital of Orange County and the Wounded Warriors Project, the Register reported.
“Our members believe it’s important for us to be a part of the community,” said Shady Canyon’s General Manager, Steve Buck. “Our members on their own are responsible for millions of dollars in philanthropy, but we felt it was important for the club as a whole to also give some back.”
The drive raised funds through the club’s Men’s Holiday Golf Tournament, a wine auction and the Inaugural Shady Canyon Golf Club Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament, which included a live auction, the Register reported.
Families Forward, one of the recipients of the donation, assists families in financial crisis to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. The Wounded Warrior Project provides programs and services to severely injured service members during the time between active duty and transition to civilian life.
“Oftentimes, our guys and gals are moved to tears when these kinds of efforts take place,” Wounded Warriors Project Outreach Coordinator Amy Felly said. “As we move forward, this kind of donation allows us to focus on the caregivers, spouses and children of our injured service members. and also to support growing mental health issues.”
Shady Canyon member Nicole McMackin accepted the check on behalf of Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). Her 7-year-old daughter received treatment from the hospital for a cyst in her frontal lobe three years ago, the Register reported.
“It is extremely gratifying to be part of a club that raises money, in particular for CHOC—after all, they saved our child’s life,” McMackin said.