LA HABRA HEIGHTS — Sheriff’s officials are hosting a golf tournament Monday to raise money for youth drug education, officials said.
The tournament will begin with registration at 9 a.m. with an 11 a.m. shotgun start at the Hacienda Golf Club, 718 East Road, in La Habra Heights, organizers said in a written statement.
“This tournament is designed to be fun and unique, while raising funds for the STAR (Success Through Awareness & Resistance) program, which educates children on the dangers of drugs, gangs and violence,” according to the statement. The STAR program partners with deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, school districts, teachers and parents throughout Los Angeles County.
“This year we have some on-course surprises planned that are sure to have people talking,” tournament co-coordinator Deputy Robert Amstutz said. “I don’t want to give too much away, but we will be doing the longest drive competition with handcuffs.”
“We are trying to offer a golf experience that will be fun and challenging for all levels of golfers, while getting the message out about the importance of helping the youth in our communities,” tournament coordinator, Deputy Cesar Romero said. “This year, more than ever, we need to raise funds to keep the program running in our schools.”
Player spots and sponsorships are available, officials said, with tee sponsorships beginning at $100. Player spots include golf, a tee bag, lunch, on-course prizes, a buffet dinner including tri-tip steak and chicken, a silent and live auction, a raffle and a comedy show.
For more information or to sign up for the tournament, call the sheriff’s STAR Unit office at 562-946-7263.