Golfing For Purpose

Volunteers of America Texas Shootout

What a great six weeks of golf, starting in Fort Worth Texas for 2017 Volunteers of America Texas Shootout Official Pro-Am. I had the honor of teeing it up with I.K. Kim, Lee Lopez, and Gerald McFadden, CEO of Volunteers of America Southwest. The LPGA stars had the best attitudes throughout our time together. We even enjoyed their caddies! 

Good things happen when you surround yourself with good people.  

I am a current Board of Directors Member for the Volunteers of America Southwest which led me to the opportunity to attend the National Convention. My attendance gave me an in-depth understanding of the organization from a national perspective.  It was a bonus to play in the Pro-Am and my schedule was carefully composed to accommodate time for golf, but not without some bumps like rescheduling my flight for a red eye back to San Diego. Still, I was smiling from ear to ear.

It was all worth the time and effort to help an organization transform lives from Vulnerable to Vibrant.

Team Lee Lopez - Texas Shootout
I.K. KIM - Team Bareno
Volunteers of America Pairings Party 2017
David Feherty meets David Bareno

Stacy & Charley Hoffman visit ProKids | The First Tee

What a great time to be involved in the game of golf! Not only does it help improve lives but it gives back in many ways. 

A few weeks ago I reconnected with my old Poway High School friend and soccer teammate Charley Hoffman. He took time out of his jam-packed calendar to visited Pro Kids | The First Tee in Oceanside to give a clinic for the youth in the program. 

These junior stars are always looking for positive influences in their lives, and I believe their time with Charley gave them a new role model to inspire them.  It was great to see their young faces light up when they meet a successful sports icon who has learned many life lessons through the game of golf.

Charley and his wife Stacy now give back to the community they love. 

Want to meet Stacy and Charley? Head HERE for tickets to the Celebrates Gala, Honoring Stacy and Charley, June 10, 2017, at 6:00 pm at The Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. Don't miss out!

Photo of Stacy and Charley | Photo From ProKids

Photo of Stacy and Charley | Photo From ProKids

Charley with Long Time Volunteer Mo Winicki

Charley with Long Time Volunteer Mo Winicki

Marshall Faulk Celebrity Championship

Fast forward to last week when I had the opportunity to play in the Marshall Faulk Celebrity Championship Pro-Am with the friendly (kind, remarkable, amazing) people of KUSI News!

It was an absolute pleasure playing with Byron Scott of The Los Angeles Lakers, who not only played for the Lakers, but coached them too! 

They often say some celebrities come off less-than-friendly, yet Byron had no such vibe. He gets two thumbs up in my book. 

It will go down as the most memorable round of my life, specifically due to the people involved.  Team KUSI finished 2nd overall. 

The next best memory goes to the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout!

Team Byron Scott - Marshall Faulk
David Bareno and Byron Scott

To lower scores and new connections!