Charitable Efforts

Invitational golf classic is coming up

The 21st Annual Five Acres Invitational Golf Classic will be held Monday, Oct. 6 at San Gabriel Country Club (411 E. Las Tunas Drive, San Gabriel), benefiting the programs and services of the Altadena-based child and family services agency. Over the past 20 years, the tournament has raised more than $1.7 million for child abuse prevention, treatment and education.

Reaume Financial Group is the presenting sponsor of the Golf Classic. Additional sponsors and underwriters are Wachovia, Kathy and Mark Weber, Majestic Realty Foundation, the William R. and Virginia Hayden Foundation, Kathy and Tetsu Tanimoto, Chapman & Associates, Community Bank and Pasadena Magazine.

For the first time this year there will be chances to win a 2009 Audi A4 and a 2009 Jaguar XF, thanks to Rusnak Auto Group. The 2009 Jaguar XF is the official hole-in-one vehicle for the Golf Classic. Rusnak Audi Pasadena is sponsoring Five Acres’ 2009 Audi A4 raffle. The winning ticket will be pulled at the Five Acres Annual Meeting on March 3rd 2009 at 7:00 p.m.. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $50.

Co-chairs of the 2008 tournament are Ryan Dietz and Bill Hayden. Golf committee members include Alex Blecksmith, Craig Caldwell Jr., Greg Chapman, Michael Coye, Chris Dillavou, Jill Hawkins, Don Icardo, John Martin, Inger Miller, Rustin Mork, Brian Nash, Brad Reaume, Pamela Scott and Craig Stewart.

The event includes 18 holes of golf followed by an exquisite dinner with menu prepared by Chef Edward of San Gabriel Country Club. The dinner will be hosted by noted television actors Jordan Baker and Kevin Kilner, and will feature live jazz by the Peter Smith Trio as well as exclusive live and silent auctions. Prizes will be awarded for a hole-in-one, the longest drive and closest to the pin. Tee time is 11:30 a.m. Golfer fee is $495 and dinner tickets are $100.

For more information, call Susan Silverman, director of Annual Giving, at (626) 798-6793 ext. 2279 (e-mail or visit Five Acres’ website

Boutique, luncheon Oct. 8 at Brookside

A Fall Holiday Boutique will be featured at the Pasadena Woman Connection Luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Brookside Country Club, 1133 N. Rosemont. Shoppers are invited to have some holiday fun, do a little pre-holiday shopping, and support the annual fundraiser for Stonecroft Ministries. There will be live and silent auctions, lots of great gift baskets, crafts, jewelry, baked goods and many white elephant items. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m for the boutique.

Yrena Friedmann, pharmacist, will speak on how she discovered the “Prescription for Peace.” Tickets are $18.

For information or reservations call Margaret at (626) 574-0251 or Freda (626) 798-0978

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