San Diego CA— St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC) held its 6th annual Swing with Santa Golf Tournament on Friday, November 8, 2019. The sold-out event raised more than $20,000 to fund SMSC’s 2019 Student Appreciation Holiday Celebration. This fundraiser brings SMSC’s 400+ students, their families and community friends together on December 13, 2019 at the campus of St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center. The holiday celebration includes a free catered lunch for all our students; live music throughout the campus; festive games and activities including cookie decorating, ornament making, and a DJ for dancing; free photo booth with props for the students; student performances; and finally a visit from Santa himself!
Golfers at the tournament received a round of golf, lunch, a dinner reception, champagne toast and a gift bag that included a two-for-one golf certificate to play at Singing Hills Golf Resort at Sycuan. The celebrity host for the event was San Diego Padres Announcer Mark Grant, and guests also had the opportunity to meet Santa and Elvis. SMSC student, Sam Dupree, sang the national anthem to help kick off the golf tournament. The Presenting Sponsor for this year’s Tournament was Sycuan Casino Resort; Tournament Sponsors were Black Bear Diner, Herman Construction Group and SDG&E; and the On the Green Sponsors included Cartwright Termite & Pest Control, Inc., Lundy Insurance Services, Inc., Keller Williams Real Estate and Attention Getters Design.
St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center is a nonprofit organization that serves more than 400 adults with developmental disabilities through nationally recognized, innovative programs. Its mission is to educate and empower individuals with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential. Developmental disabilities include autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other cognitive disorders for which there are no cures.