Soboba golf tournament benefits local nonprofits

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Soboba Foundation members get ready to tee off during the first day of the Soboba Foundation and Soboba Casino Resort eighth annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Soboba Springs Golf Course, Aug. 30, including from left, president Dondi Silvas, member-at-large Sally Moreno-Ortiz, member-at-large and tournament director Isaiah Vivanco, member-at-large Monica Herrera and secretary Michelle Modesto. They removed their face coverings for the photo. Not pictured is Soboba Foundation Vice-President Jacob Briones, Fire Captain who was battling a fire up North. Valley News/Carlos Puma/Puma Images photo
Mike Hiles Special to Valley News The eighth annual Soboba Foundation and Soboba Casino Resort Charity Golf Tournament was scheduled for April, but when COVID-19 precautions set in, it was postponed until the end of August. The postponement did not affect the enthusiasm of the 360 golfers who took to the Soboba Springs Golf Course, Aug. 30 through Sept. 1. Ensuring golfers’ safety, they were spaced out with only 30 foursomes playing each day. Ten local nonprofits were chosen to receive $10,000 for their respective programs, including Boxing for Christ, Cops 4 Kids & Communities, Friends of Valley-Wide Foundation, Grandfathers for Golf, Historic Hemet Theatre Foundation, Hemet Unified School District’s SAILS ATP Program, Natives in Recovery, Ramona Humane Society, San Jacin
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