Veterans benefit from golf tourney

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By John Roe, Edited by Michael Burgess
Top brief in “Around Town”, Page 3, 2/21/03

A golf tournament raised more than $2,000 for the Chula Vista Veterans Home on Feb. 17 even though rain caused the event to be postponed from Valentine’s Day when it was originally scheduled to take place.

Astronaut Wally Shirra and many of the local San Diego Navy & USMC flag officers were among the 54 donors who played in the Classic. San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chairman Greg Cox, who is also on the Foundation’s board of directors, was the honorary starter.

According to Steve Arends, one of the original founders of the Chula Vista Veterans Home Support Foundation, the Foundation’s 2nd Annual Charity Golf Classic held at Auld Course on President’s day was a success. He estimated that more than $2,000 was raised by the charity auction.

“All of the proceeds from our Foundation’s golf tournament, and all donations we receive, go directly to the Chula Vista Veterans Home residents to pay for the quality of living our military veterans richly deserve,” Arends said.

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