SOURCE: Union Rescue Mission

February 26, 2008 18:08 ET

Union Rescue Mission to Host 2nd Annual Spring Golf Classic

Tournament of 144 Golfers to Benefit Los Angeles and Pasadena Homeless

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 26, 2008) -

WHAT:     The prestigious 18-hole course of the Valencia Country Club
          will host the Second Annual Spring Golf Classic benefiting
          the Union Rescue Mission of Downtown Los Angeles (URM) and
          Door of Hope, a co-sponsoring organization that is doing work
          for the homeless of Pasadena, Calif. Registration is a partially
          tax deducible donation of $250, which includes a round of golf
          with cart, super tee gifts, continental breakfast, a delicious
          lunch with refreshments, special contests, and a gourmet dinner.
          For attendees not golfing, there will be activities such as
          raffles and auctions throughout the day and for a donation of
          $75 individuals can also partake in the awards dinner later that
          evening. Prizes include a set of TaylorMade® irons presented
          to each of the top three finishing teams and a "Hole-in-One"
          prize that includes a brand new Mercedes Benz donated by
          Downtown LA Motors Mercedes Benz.

WHO:      144 golfers will compete for prizes and reach out to
          Los Angeles' homeless.

WHEN:     Monday, March 3, 2008, Registration & breakfast begins at
          8:30 a.m. & Tee Time is 11:00 a.m.

WHERE:    Valencia Country Club
          27330 Tourney Road
          Valencia, CA 91355
          (From the I-5 North take the 170 Exit towards Magic Mountain
          Parkway and turn right on Wayne Mills Place and then Right
          on Tourney Road)
          (661) 254-4401

WHY:      "The rough streets of Skid Row are no place for homeless men,
          women and children," said URM CEO Andy Bales. "By sponsoring a
          team or playing a round of golf yourself, you will help
          Los Angeles' homeless by ensuring that another homeless child
          is fed, an abused woman is cared for or a desperate family
          gets their daddy back clean, sober and transformed."

For more information, to register or to sponsor a team, contact tournament coordinator, Shaeideh Prince at (213) 347-6352, Kitty Davis-Walker at (213) 673-4585 or visit

About Union Rescue Mission

Union Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the poor and homeless. Established in 1891, URM is one of the largest rescue missions of its kind in the United States and is the oldest in Los Angeles. It provides a comprehensive array of emergency and long-term services, including food, shelter, clothing; medical and dental care; Christian recovery programs, transitional housing, legal assistance, education, counseling, and job training to needy men, women, children and families. For more information, please visit

Contact Information

  • For More Information Contact:

    Jim Goyjer
    Carl Terzian Associates
    Office: (310) 207-3361
    Email Contact

    Shaeideh Prince
    (213) 347-6352

    Kitty Davis-Walker
    (213) 673-4585