Tuesday, November 20

The Road to Pebble Beach, Part 2

Editors note: I’m going to Pebble Beach in two weeks for the Lexus Champions for Charity. I’m a guest and Lexus is sponsoring my trip. This is another installment in an ongoing series. Read Part 1.

BESIDES A TOTALLY UNANTICIPATED WAY for me to fulfill my bucket-list item of playing Pebble Beach, what is the Lexus Champions for Charity?

I can tell you this much: It’s a sweet deal for people fortunate enough to earn the golf trip to the Monterey Peninsula by participating in Lexus charity events in their local communities. In addition to playing Pebble, there are also rounds at Spyglass Hill Golf Course and The Links at Spanish Bay.

More importantly, it’s a longtime charity event that has raised a lot of money for a lot of great causes for more than 20 years. Here’s a short description from the Lexus website:
The Lexus Champions for Charity is a series of golf tournaments hosted by Lexus dealerships in their communities to help support local charities. Lexus has been committed to this program since Lexus was established in 1989.

These tournaments give local golfers the opportunity to compete and raise money for their charity. They also have the opportunity to bid at the charity’s auction for a place in the National Championship event at the historic Pebble Beach Golf Links®.

On a nationwide basis, Lexus Champions for Charity has generated more than $200 million for charities through more than 3,800 events. Last year, more than 30,000 golfers participated in 190 Lexus Champions for Charity tournaments across the country.
That’s pretty impressive, actually.

Some of the well-known charity organizations the event has benefited through the years include Boys and Girls Club of America, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ronald McDonald House Charities, American Diabetes Association, March of Dimes, American Cancer Society and the YMCA.

Johnny Miller will be there. So will Peter Jacobsen. I’m looking forward to meeting both of them.



stephenwalsh78 said...

good luck

Mark - Cystic Fibrosis Dad said...

As a father of a Cystic Fibrosis patient, it's exciting to me to see these charitable golf events. We've participated in a few!