Hit the greens for Mt. SAC Fire Academy

It’s a tough drive on some of the holes at the Mountain Meadows Golf Course in Pomona. But it’s an important fundraising drive for Mt. SAC’s Fire Academy on Friday, Oct. 24.

The firefighting students are trying to raise $30,000 to refurbish three old fire engines as well as buy some much needed equipment.

Fire Chief Jerry Austin notes that some of the equipment is older than many of the students. “If we have outdated equipment, it doesn’t train our candidates to be at the level they need to be,” Austin said.

The tournament offers a four-person scramble format with checkin at 10:30 a.m. A putting contest will begin at 11:30 a.m. A $5 entry wins $125.

A shotgun start is set for 1 p.m., with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and awards at 6.

A single golf entry is $125, which includes green fee, cart, dinner and awards. For more information, call (909) 594-5611, Ext. 5148.