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Swing for Youth tourney a success
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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; Accurate Collision, Manteca District Ambulance, PFM Asset Management, Richards, Watson & Gershon, South San Joaquin Irrigation District, Tilt Brown, California Grapettes, Casino Real, Diede Construction, Rocky Mountain Woodworking Company, Manteca Police Officers Association 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: Bonnie Goodwin, Brown Sand, California Association of Pest Control Advisors, Capitol Door Sales, Delta Truck Center, Dino Cunial, Donna Bordenkircher, Donna Brown, Financial Center Credit Union, Food 4 Less, Greg and Dora Micheletos, Little Caesars Pizza, Manteca Firefighters Local 1874, Nicholas Chipponeri, Precision Automotive, Valley Oak Dental, Scholl Family, Senior Advisory Commission, Steve Debrum, Tabak Law Firm and Rich Silverman.

Event Donors: Delta Sierra Beverages, Coca- Cola, Pepsi Co, South San Joaquin Irrigation District, Roger Dunn Golf Shop, Jan Brown, Tilt Brown, Uncle Franks Grill, Steve’s Chevrolet, Atlantis Casino Resort Reno, Bank of Stockton, Black Oak Casino, Boomers Modesto, Build A Bear, Cache Creek Casino, Costco, Delicato, El Dorado Hotel & Casino Reno, El Jardin, Guido’s Pizza, Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Jim Wollway, Jackson Rancheria, Los Angeles Dodgers, OPI, Prime Shine Car Wash, Raley’s, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Sacramento Zoo, San Francisco Opera, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Stockton Ports, Sugar Bowl, Twin Pine Casino & Hotel.

A Special Thank You to Our Course Volunteers: Veronica Debrum, Joann Jamerson, Karen Fais, Tom Stewart, Mary Stewart, Wade Bowser, Eric Culpepper, Zach Williams, Chris Breitenbucher, Judy Polanco and Crissy Anderson. 

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 and Kirk Brown.