It's a psychedelic golf tournament

The Mesa Verde Classic is back, and it's going way back to the 1960s as its theme.

The 9th annual golf fundraising event is Monday when organizers will have something psychedelic and fun at each hole at Mesa Verde Country Club.

"It's going to be the typical Mesa Verde Classic, on steroids," said Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger, who is excited about this year's tournament. "We have animals, a whole bunch of stuff in store at each hole. There will be several 60s bands and plenty of refugees from the 1960s. This would make Berkeley proud."

There should be some tie-dye somewhere on the course on Monday. The 7th hole will have a "Magic Carpet Ride," theme.

The event has sold out and has already raised over $200,000, according to the website, with funds going toward youth sports facilities in Costa Mesa.

The charity golf tournament, the primary fundraiser for Costa Mesa United, has been underwritten by The Triangle Costa Mesa.

The $200,000 marks the most money the event has raised in previous years. The money was raised within 24 hours, Mensinger said.

Throughout its history, the Costa Mesa United fundraiser has raised about $1 million for Newport-Mesa youth sports programs, some of which has also helped fund the school district's sports facilities.

The event also features 138 golfers, 127 volunteers and 219 people to attend the dinner.

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