Andres Gonzales Hosts Charity Tournament in Tacoma Sept. 17
It’s not everyday that golfers in the Puget Sound region have the chance to tee it up alongside some of our favorite Home Team golfers. This Monday, however, is one of those days.
On Mon., Sept. 17, Olympia native and Lakewood resident Andres Gonzales (CG, Aug. 2012, “Half Man, Half Amazing”) will host the second-annual Andres Gonzales Charity Golf Tournament at his home course, Tacoma Golf & Country Club. In addition to the chance to play alongside Gonzales, Tacoma native Michael Putnam and other pros from the Web.com Tour (formerly the Nationwide Tour), players will receive outstanding tee prizes (including an Adams golf hybrid, Titleist Pro V1 balls, a golf shirt and more), breakfast, lunch, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and more.
In addition, a Silent Auction will be held to benefit the tournament’s two charities, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and the First Tee of South Puget Sound. And just check out some of the items up for bid:
• Golf shoes autographed by PGA Tour star Rickie Fowler
• A pin flag from the 2010 Masters autographed by champion Phil Mickelson
• A pin flag from the 2011 PGA Championship autographed by champion Keegan Bradley
• A stay-and-play to Bandon Dunes Resort
• A football jersey and cleats autographed by Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler
And that’s literally just a handful of the choicest cuts from the auction list — there’s also other autographed memorabilia, golf products and merchandise, and more. In fact, you go ahead and golf — we’re just going to sit around and stalk those Silent Auction tables, to make sure we get in the last bid.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the tournament and silent auction will be donated to the two charities, which are near and dear to Gonzales’ heart. In the August 2012 issue of Cascade Golfer (linked above), Gonzales detailed how pancreatic cancer has impacted his life, claiming the lives of both his own father, and his wife’s grandfather. Last year’s inaugural Andres Gonzales Charity Golf Tournament raised over $60,000 for its charitable causes, and Gonzales and wife Kristin are hopeful that this year’s will raise even more.
“Please join us in raising money to fight pancreatic cancer and help the First Tee of the Puget Sound give kids life opportunities through the game of golf. Both of these charities are well deserving and continue to need our support and donations,” Gonzales says on the event website, AndresGonzalesGolf.com. “Kristin and I both hope to see you out there. Bring your ‘A’ game!”
For more information or to register, visit the site linked above.