October 12, 2022 was a beautiful day at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena as the Foundation for SAAC hosted 74 golfers for a fun day out on the course while raising money to fund scholarships for SAAC youth. Attendees were welcomed by lunch, Raising Cane’s refreshments and a hosted bar. The annual event featured new activities this year to keep the fun going all day long, starting with a putting contest hosted by Dan Madden of Nadel. Ed Maloney was the big winner of this first-time event, taking home $200 in cash and a Raising Cane’s gift basket worth over $150!
Bobbi Buescher, wife of the late Jim Buescher, kicked off the shotgun start with sentiments of how much SAAC meant to Jim and how wonderful it is to see his legacy continued with a fun golf outing. Out on the links, games hosted by SanMar, Geiger, and BANG! Energy encouraged everyone to have a great time and stay hydrated. Course refreshments were sponsored by ELIQS, Celsius Energy Drinks, and the Foundation for SAAC.
While the golfers were vying for first place, another new feature, a wine tasting event, took place on the Mediterranean pavilion. A dozen SAAC members sipped selections from DAOU and Buffalo Ridge wineries and noshed on charcuterie while enjoying the sunshine. Joe Gavern of Imagen Brands said he enjoyed having a non-golf option for the Foundation’s biggest event of the year. Special thanks to ALPI International, Koozie Group, and Dan Madden for sponsoring the first-ever wine tasting event.
As SAAC golfers filed in for dinner, the silent auction stole everyone’s attention with offerings of luxury items including trips to Florida, Dodgers, Kings, and Galaxy tickets, golf packages and more!
As the excitement continued to grow the winning team of the golf tournament was announced, with Todd Turquand’s foursome taking home some hardware! During dinner, the Foundation recognized 12 past presidents of SAAC among the dinner guests and thanked them for their years of support.
Overall, the day was a great success, and many voiced their pleasure with the event, citing the Foundation golf tournament as “the best networking we’ve done all year!”
The Foundation for SAAC is blessed to have a wonderful group of board members, volunteers, and sponsors who made this day possible. To learn more about the Foundation for SAAC, visit saac.net/foundation.