10 Nov Press Release: Teenage Junior Golfers Hosts 5th Annual Golf ‘We Golf Fore Good’ Fundraiser to Benefit Critically Ill Children
Monterey, Calif. — November 8, 2022
Media Contact: Nicole Williams, Senior Director, Development & Marketing
Teenage Junior Golfers Host 5th Annual Golf ‘We Golf Fore Good’ Fundraiser to Benefit Critically Ill Children
Monterey, Calif. — Sixteen junior golfers across California, ranging in age from 8th to 12th grade, are gathering to raise money to help kids experiencing medical crises this Holiday season. The 5th Annual Golf Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at The Preserve Golf Course in Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA, to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area (RMHC Bay Area). Last year, the tournament raised $27,500 thanks to sponsors and donors who supported the boys’ efforts to help other kids. This year, they are looking for additional help from businesses and individuals in their community to beat their goal of surpassing last year’s total of $27,500.
Founder Luke Montoya’s close friend since preschool, suffers from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and has traveled for years to Stanford Medicine Children’s Hospital for treatment. Their family has stayed at RMHC Bay Area, Stanford, for 364 days and continues to return periodically for treatment.
In 2018, 12-year-old Luke held the team’s first golf charity event to honor his friend by supporting RMHC Bay Area, and he has continued every holiday season ever since. “With the help of Ronald McDonald House Charities, [my friend] and his family didn’t need to worry about where to stay, where to eat, or even about school. They just focused on getting well,” Luke shares.
The funds raised will support essential RMHC Bay Area programs, including housing, meals, and support services to families with sick children who need access to life-saving medical treatment in the San Francisco Bay Area.
“In their five years of fundraising, We Golf Fore Good has raised $53,000, covering the cost of 432 nights of stays for families with sick children receiving vital medical treatment.” shares Chief Executive Officer, Laura Keegan Boudreau. “We are so grateful to Luke and his team for their contribution and helping us ease the burden our kids and families face. More than 80 percent of the families we serve are low-income earners. Many face language barriers, food insecurity, challenges with stable housing – issues that are only exacerbated by the stress and financial burden of childhood illness.”
Get Involved and Sponsor Today!
Join Luke Montoya and his We Golf Fore Good team in raising funds for sick children receiving medical care in the San Francisco Bay Area this holiday season through sponsorships and birdie pledges.
If you are interested in sponsoring We Golf Fore Good, please contact Luke Montoya at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit WeGolfForeGood.org.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area
Our mission is to be there for sick kids and their families, providing comfort and support when and where they need it most. Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area (RMHC Bay Area) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that provides no-cost housing, free meals, and comprehensive psychosocial support services to families with critically ill children who are accessing lifesaving care at the Bay Area’s leading children’s hospitals, including Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland. Additionally, the Chapter’s two Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles provide free oral health care services to the Bay Area’s most vulnerable children in Contra Costa and Santa Clara Counties. The 123-bedroom Ronald McDonald House at Stanford is one of the world’s largest pediatric housing facilities for medically fragile children and their families, which offers lodging, daily meals, 24/7 family services in English and Spanish, and innovative family-centered programming, including its distinctive makerspace; Family Support Services graduate training program that offers 3,000 hours of therapeutic support to families in medical crisis; an onsite credentialed K-12 school; and more. For more information, visit rmhcbayarea.org. Follow RMHC Bay Area on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.