With the help and support from guests and sponsors, Spinitar raised a record-breaking $140,000 for City of Hope during Spinitar’s annual Golf for Hope Charity. The event was held at Yorba Linda Country Club, with attendees enjoying numerous golf competitions.
“Our sincere thanks to Jeff, Jay, and all of the amazing Spinitarians and dedicated Golf-for-Hopers. Their generous commitment to City of Hope was showcased in resounding fashion on November 8th with a completely sold-out event while also setting a new all-time fundraising record of $140,000+,” said Andy Ishii, Director of Corporate Philanthropy, City of Hope!
After golfing, guests attended a private dinner reception and silent auction. The event had remarks from Spinitar principals Jeff Irvin and Jay Rogina as well as City of Hope representatives Annette Morgan and Andy Ishii. Items in the silent auction include an all-inclusive trip to Cabo San Lucas, a set of professional golf lessons, and more.
“We at City of Hope could not be more fortunate and honored to have partners like Spinitar champion our life-saving mission to find the cures to cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses,” Ishii said.
Also in attendance at the event was two-time Los Angeles Lakers champion, Sasha Vujačić, who served as Spinitar’s celebrity guest host and who played alongside the full-field of golfers, posing for photos and signing autographs for his fans. A special guest appearance was also made by Andy Buckley from the hit TV show, The Office, who virtually joined the event where he proclaimed his support of City of Hope and their great efforts to fight and cure cancer.
“A special thanks to this year’s celebrity host and two-time NBA Champion from the Los Angeles Lakers, Sasha Vujačić, for being a terrific addition to this event! Once again the Golf for Hope tournament chair, Katie Rogina, knocked it out of the park and created a very special day of fun and fundraising for all of us! We look forward to continuing the fight in 2022,” said Jeff Irvin, Principal, Spinitar.
Spinitar would also like to highlight some of the top donors for the event:
- Diamond Sponsors: Allied Steel Co., Crestron, Extron, HP, Legrand AV, PNC Bank
- Platinum Sponsors: Barco, Epson, Samsung, Savills
- Silver Sponsors: BrightSign, Liberty AV Solutions, Sharp/NEC, Sonance
- Gold Sponsors: Harman, Renkus-Heinz, Shure