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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; Manteca Police Employees Association, these are the hard working, non-sworn employees who provide support to the officers in the field, Nolte and Associates, Richards, Watson and Gershon, Financial Center Credit Union, South San Joaquin Irrigation District and Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Casino Real, Tilt Brown, Jan Brown, Doctors Hospital, Carl Jacobson with Allstate Insurance Company and Chase 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. This event was the largest Tournament we have had and we hope it’s larger next year!

Course Sponsors; PFM Management, Delta Truck, Manteca District Ambulance, Manteca Senior Advisory Committee, Manteca Fire Fighters Union, State Farm Insurance- George Azevedo, McFall, Burnett & Brinton Law Office, Ron Laffranchi with Fairway Financial Mortgage and Real Estate, Building Dream Foundation, Chris’ Professional Tree Service, Dave Silva, Chez Shari, and Uncle Franks Grill.

Event Donors: Delta Sierra Beverage, Pepsi Co., Coca Cola, Ron Laffranchi, Diablo Grande Golf Course, Spring Creek Golf Course, Brookside Country Club Golf Course, Stevenson Ranch Golf Course, Greenhorn Golf Course, Jacktone Golf Course, French Camp Golf Course, Las Positas Golf Course, Manteca Youth Advisory Commission, 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, BSN Sports, Lucille’s Bloody Mary Mix, The Stockton 99 Speedway, The Waterloo Club Restaurant, Fitness 360, Chiropractic Lifestyle, Outback Steakhouse, Chez Shari Restaurant and Uncle Franks Grill at the Manteca Golf Course.

A special thank you to our course volunteers: Joann Jamerson, Les Lundgren, Serena Simonich, Karen Fias, Nick Hafer, Frank Gillory, Chris, Friends of the Manteca Convention and Visitors Bureau- Donna Shannon, Teresa, Tom, Valda, and Roger.

In conclusion, we would once again like to thank all the tourney participants, our major & 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,
Kirk Dall, Linda Adbelt, Frank Guinta, Carl Jacobson, Ron Laffranchi, and Vern Gebhart.