Animal Friends of the Valleys’ FORE…The Animals Golf Tournament 2017 featured a hole-in-one as well as a successful fundraiser. This year’s title sponsor was Paradise Buick GMC.
According to U.S. Hole-In-One (an insurance provider for such contests), there is a 1-in-32 chance of someone making a hole-in-one with a field of 100 amateurs on a course with four par-3 holes. According to Golf Digest, the odds of an amateur golfer acing a hole is 12,500 to one. The odds for an average golfer on a particular 200-yard, par-3 making a hole-in-one is 150,000 to one.
Mike Cobb, Supervisor at D.R. Horton, playing on the Osment Grading-sponsored team, beat all those odds with an ace on the 165-yard par-3 10th hole at Robert Trent Jones, Sr.-designed course, The Golf Club At Rancho California in Murrieta. The hole was sponsored by Bill Chamberlyn and Raceway Ford of Riverside who provided a white 2017 Ford Fusion on that hole. Cobb won a free two-year lease for his hole-in-one.
This year’s event drew 122 golfers and raised over $30,000 for AFV. “This is AFV’s largest golf tournament success, the most money, golfers, and sponsors than ever before,” said Tiffani Shows, event and fundraising coordinator for AFV, “It’s so rewarding to see the event grow these last few years with all the love and support of the community. Everyone involved was wonderful and I am very grateful.”
Eagle Sponsors for the event were Pechanga, Abbot Vascular, Barons Market, American Financial Network, Rainbow, Osment Grading & Excavating, Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District, PVM, Christine Eskina, Ashley Hoagland of Coldwell Banker, Solar Rain, CBD Naturals, The Bedrock Company, Inspector Elf Inc., and West Coast Flooring Center. Chick-Fil-A and Dunkin’ Donuts provided breakfast and coffee. Upper Limit Aviation sponsored the Helicopter Ball Drop.
Animal Friends of the Valleys, founded in 1987, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and is the sole animal shelter providing animal services for the cities of Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, Wildomar, Menifee, Murrieta, and Temecula. AFV provides animal adoptions and hopes to soon become a “no-kill” shelter. AFV also provides transportation and financial assistance for spaying/neutering of pets; they also provide low-cost microchipping. During the past year, AFV housed more than 15,000 animals. For more information on programs, volunteering or donating, visit www.AnimalFriendsoftheValleys.com.