On Monday, July 24th, the 1st Annual North County Food Bank Golf Classic was held. The Title Sponsor and Host for the tournament and event was the Tri-City Medical Center.
We spoke with President & CEO James Floros of the San Diego Food Bank and he said he was excited about the tournament. He explained that, “The San Diego Food Bank celebrated its 40th Anniversary. It is a countywide organization and about 2 years ago we acquired the North County Food Banks because we were looking for a North County hub to expand our services. We accomplished that and we now have a facility in San Marcos, and last October we launched our ‘North County Hunger Initiative’ to raise money for the expansion of services. Our goal was $350,000 and we are at $300,000 right now. The proceeds of the tournament and the Silent Auction, will be going to that Initiative. Since we launched the Initiative, we have more than doubled the amount of pounds we have distributed in North County. We have gone from about 150,000 pounds of food to over a million pounds that was distributed just in the last eight months. We are excited that the North County community has embraced us”.
The tournament took place at the Shadowridge Golf Club, located in the rural foothills of North County. A golf experience at Shadowridge means the opportunity to golf on one of the most critically acclaimed championship courses in San Diego County. Designed by David Rainville and opened in 1981, the course is located at 1980 Gateway Drive, Vista, CA 92081.