13th Annual Golf Event to raise needed Funds for Children's Home

Shootout For Sunshine

East Valley Charities, Longbow Business Park & Golf Club and University of Phoenix are proud to present the 13th Annual Shootout for Sunshine, a golf event benefiting Sunshine Acres Children’s Home. Over the last 12 years, this celebration in support of Sunshine Acres has raised approximately $700,000.

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Shootout for Sunshine will take place Friday, November 19th at Longbow Golf Club, located on East Longbow Parkway between Higley and Recker roads, just south of Red Mountain Freeway/Loop202 in North Mesa. In addition to the golf tournament there will be an awards presentation, dinner catered by The Ritz-Carlton Phoenix and an auction. The raffle item is a vacation to the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay in Northern California. The package includes a coastal-view room, golf or spa for two and airfare for two. Winners need not be present to win.

Major sponsors for this year's event include: University of Phoenix and Longbow Business Park & Golf Club as title sponsors; Community Footprints The Ritz-Carlton Phoenix as the platinum sponsor; Northern Trust as the dinner title sponsor; MTV General Contractors as the gold sponsor; and Texas Roadhouse, DPR Construction and Tom Sitzman/Arque Capital Ltd. as silver sponsors.

Sunshine Acres is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity organization which provides a loving, Christian home for 70 needy children. Rev. James and Vera Dingman opened Sunshine Acres in 1954 and since that time more than 1,600 children have made it their home. The home cares for children ages 5 to 18 who have been separated from their own parents for one reason or another and helps them establish long-term relationships with stable parental figures. Ms. Dingman’s hope was to help each child become healthy, happy community citizens with a strong sense of spirituality and responsibility. Sunshine Acres receives no government support for the care of the children, rather it is supported by private donations.

“Shootout for Sunshine is important to the on-going success of Sunshine Acres,” said Tom Sitzman, chairman of East Valley Charities and event director for Shootout for Sunshine. “The home receives no government funding - it relies solely on the generosity of caring individuals and compassionate companies in the Valley who provide money and in-kind support. For the past 12 years, this event has provided critical funding to allow this loving environment to continue to grow.”

The 13th Annual Shootout for Sunshine Golf Tournament has two shotgun start times with the first at 7:30 a.m. and a second at 12:30 p.m. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., respectively. Lunch, catered by Texas Roadhouse, is provided to both morning and afternoon golfers.

The hole-in-one prize is a vacation to the new Ritz-Carlton Marana, located north of Tucson. The package includes a two-night stay and golf for two.

Following the golf tournament, the evening continues with a celebration at the exclusive Longbow Golf Club outdoor patio, including dinner, music, silent and live auctions and a raffle. The emcee for the evening is Kim Covington, weekend anchor for 12News. Registration/reception begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and auction at 7 p.m.

Many opportunities are available for sponsorship and participation in the Sunshine Days festivities. Sponsorship packages range from $350 to $10,000. Individual golf entry is $175 and a foursome can be purchased for $600. To obtain entry forms and more information about Shootout for Sunshine call Tom Sitzman at 480.926.0352 or visit www.shootoutforsunshine.org.

For more information about University of Phoenix Community Investment, visit www.phoenix.edu/about_us/community-investment.

About East Valley Charities
East Valley Charities is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. Its sole purpose is to raise needed funds for Sunshine Acres Children’s Home. Each member of East Valley Charities is a volunteer and there is no paid staff. For more information, call 480.926.0352 or visit www.shooutforsunshine.org

About Longbow Business Park & Golf Club
Longbow Business Park and Golf Club is developed and marketed by Daedalus Real Estate Advisors, LLC. Longbow Golf Club is professionally managed by OB Sports Golf Management Company of Scottsdale. For more information about Longbow Golf Club, visit www.longbowgolf.com or call 480.807.5400. For Longbow Business Park & Golf Club information, call 602.889.2323.

About University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help students balance education and life in a rapidly changing world. Through flexible schedules, challenging courses and interactive learning, students achieve personal and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold. As of August 31, 2010, 470,800 students were enrolled at University of Phoenix, the largest private university in North America. University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit www.phoenix.edu.

 

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