Irvine Public Schools Foundation Raises Over $68,000 at 8th Annual Tee it Up for Education Golf Tournament
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Greater Irvine Chamber Leaders Circle member Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF), a nonprofit organization focused on enriching the educational experience of each child in every school, hosted 110 golfers at its 2018 Tee It Up for Education Golf Tournament on May 14 at Strawberry Farms Golf Course in Irvine. Civic, business, and education leaders throughout Orange County came together to golf and help IPSF raise over $68,000 to support public education initiatives in Irvine, including an emphasis on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) programming.
“We are deeply grateful to our sponsors and community leaders for helping us to raise money for educational excellence in our community at this year’s Tee It Up For Education Golf Tournament,” said Neda Eaton, president and CEO of IPSF. “We’re fortunate to have incredible supporters who invest in tomorrow’s leaders and make a positive impact on the Irvine community.”
The Travis Mathew Ice Cream Truck was on site to serve up fresh and premium apparel for all golfers, Volvo sponsored the hole in one prize, and Honey Baked Ham provided the boxed lunches for attendees. After the tournament, IPSF hosted a cocktail reception, dinner, and raffle. More than 40 companies and community organizations sponsored the tournament, raising funds to help provide educational excellence for Irvine youth. IPSF welcomed an extended list of new and returning sponsors, including $10,000 Ace Sponsors Strawberry Farms Golf Club, Konica Minolta, and Greater Irvine Chamber Leaders Circle member Kaiser Permanente, and $5,000 Eagle Sponsors Cox Business (also a Greater Irvine Chamber Leaders Circle member), KSK Medical, Volvo Cars of Orange County, and The Resort at Pelican Hill.
Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) is among the fastest-growing school districts in the U.S. and is also one of the lowest funded, receiving nearly $6,000 less per student in than the nation average. Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) is an independent nonprofit organization that supports IUSD by raising funds for teachers, staff, and essential programs, providing afterschool and summer courses to enrich education beyond the classroom, and uniting the community in support of educational excellence.
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