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Swing for Youth appreciates community support
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Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

The Friends of Manteca Parks & Recreation Foundation just recently conducted the “Jim Brown Swing for Youth” Benefit Golf Tournament.  Proceeds from this event help the Manteca Parks & Recreation Department in supporting youth and teen program scholarships.  

A successful tournament requires strong community support. This support comes in the form of player participants, major sponsors, course sponsors, donors and volunteers.  This year we had an excellent blend of community support and benefactors.

We would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincerest gratitude to the following; Major Sponsors of this event were; Richards, Watson and Gershon, Financial Center Credit Union, Diede Construction, South San Joaquin Irrigation District and Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Casino Real, Tilt Brown, Jan Brown, Doctors Hospital, Food for Less, Simplot, Stewart Tabak Law Firm, Merrill Gardens, Piper Jaffray, Carl Jacobson with Allstate Insurance Company and Steve’s Chevrolet for the hole in one Cruze Car. 

Player Participants: We would like to thank each and every person who chose to participate in this year’s event.  It is your involvement and dedication to community, which make these events successful.

Course Sponsors; PFM Management, Delta Truck, Manteca District Ambulance, California Agricultural Production Consultant Association, Manteca Fire Fighters Union, State Farm Insurance- George Azevedo, Dino Cunial, Financial Center Credit Union, Punjabi American Association, Capital Door Sales, Donna Brown, Oak Valley Community Bank, Ben and Bonnie Goodwin, McFall, Burnett & Brinton Law Office, Goodwin Family, Ron Laffranchi with Fairway Financial Mortgage and Real Estate, Bob Raymus, Chez Shari, and Uncle Franks Grill.

Event Donors: Delta Sierra Beverage, Pepsi Co., Ron Laffranchi, Diablo Grande  Golf Course, Spring Creek Golf Course, Stevenson Ranch Golf Course, Greenhorn Golf Course, Jacktone Golf Course, French Camp Golf Course , Las Positas Golf Course, Manteca Youth Advisory Commission, Manteca Senior Advisory Committee, Alan Thomas-Golf Pro, Manteca Municipal Golf Course, Manteca Big 5, Roger Dunn Golf Shop-Stockton, Aflac Insurance, Manteca Costco, Black Oak Casino, Jackson Rancheria Casino, Tilt Brown, Simplot, Manteca Holiday Inn, Manteca Senior Advisory Committee, Normac, Chez Shari Restaurant and Uncle Franks Grill at the Manteca Golf Course.

 A Special Thank You to Our Course Volunteers: Linda Abeldt, Carl Jacobson, Linda Lundgren, Ginger, Zach Williams, Frank Guillory, Chris Breitenbucher, Friends of the Manteca Convention and Visitors Bureau- Linda, Joan, Teresa, Tom, Vanessa and Roger.

In conclusion, we would once again like to thank all the tourney participants, our major and community sponsors, course sponsors, event donors and volunteers who helped make this a very special and enjoyable day. Their efforts will assist the Manteca Parks & Recreation Department as we reach out to the youth and teens of our community. 

Thank you one and all for a great event.

Friends of Manteca Parks &
Recreation Foundation Members,
Linda Adbelt, Frank Guinta, Carl Jacobson, Ron Laffranchi, Carl Chandler, Sandra Givens and Vern Gebhart.