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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 in the Manteca Community.   

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; Casino Real, Richards, Watson & Gershon, Simplot, Tilt Brown, Bonnie Goodwin, PFM Asset Management, Doctors Hospital, Accurate’s Manteca Collision Center, Diede Construction, Manteca Police Officers Association, Rocky Mountain Woodworking Company, Urban Futures Inc., South San Joaquin Irrigation District and PG&E. 

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: Bank of Stockton, Brown Sand, California Association of Pest Control Advisors, Capitol Door Sales, Delta Truck Center, Dino Cunial, Dominic Martos Insurance Agency, Donna Bordenkircher, Financial Center Credit Union, Greg & Dora Micheletos, Lantz & Sabrina Rey, Precision Automotive, Punjabi-American Association of Manteca, Senior Advisory Commission and Tabak Law Firm. 

Event Donors: Delta Sierra Beverages, DBI Inc., Coca- Cola, Pepsi Co, South San Joaquin Irrigation District, Roger Dunn Golf Shop, Jan Brown, Tilt Brown, Uncle Franks Grill, Steve’s Chevrolet, American Chevrolet, Rn Laffranchi, Atlantis Casino Resort & Spa Reno, Bank of Stockton, Black Oak Casino, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Boomers, Cache Creek, Concannon Vineyard, Delicato Winery, El Jardin, Gallo Center For The Arts, Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, In N Out, Prime Shine, Raley’s, Red Hawk Casino, San Francisco Opera, Stockton Ports, Twin Pine Casino & Hotel


A Special Thank You to Our Course Volunteers: Joann Jamerson, Tom Stewart, Mary Stewart, Janet D’Ambrogio, Wade Bowser, Mike Merilles, Sarah Terry, Roger Cuestas, Mario Hernandez, Emmanuel Torres, Cindy Rundell and Ashley Burton.


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,

Ron Laffranchi, Frank Guinta, Gabe Ayala, Lantz Rey, Monica Mendoza, Vern Gebhart, Lisa Goodwin, Suzanne Clemons, Stephen Schluer, Debbie Williams and Kirk Brown.