Yesterday Better Business Bureau serving San Diego, Orange and Imperial Counties celebrated its 20th Annual Gerry Wilson Golf Classic Tournament! Eager golfers and BBB supporters arrived at the course of beautiful Lomas Santa Fe County Club located in Solana Beach.
Golf participants made their way to the course and began check in around 9:30 a.m., allowing time to browse the silent auction tables, shop for golf attire and warm up on the putting green before taking a shot at the $10k putting challenge, sponsored by Jack in the Box. At check in, each player was given a ball number and at 11:00 a.m., Corporate Helicopter hosted an exciting Ball Drop! Gearing up for a long day on the course, golfers were also served a delicious lunch provided by Sycuan Casino to fuel up before piling in their carts and heading off to their designated holes.
This year’s Gerry Wilson Golf Classic hosted 104 players for a day of golf, games, dinner, a raffle and silent auction. With ocean views and breezes blowing over the course, each sponsored hole greeted players with a smile, games or refreshments.
Keeping with tradition, the 12th Annual Wacky Slacks Contest was held as a tribute to former fun-loving BBB CEO Gerry Wilson, who was known for wearing outrageous trousers to the tournament. Sam Bonner was awarded “Best Individual Wacky Slacks.” The team from Health Savings Associates, Inc. was awarded “Best Tee Theme” with their “Monopoly” theme.
After the last ball was sunk, all golfers headed into the banquet room, first checking their raffle tickets to see if they were the lucky winners of prizes ranging from Stone Brewing gift sets to gift certificates, and much more! After collecting their raffle prizes, players gathered for a delicious buffet dinner and continued bidding on a wide variety of silent auction items ranging from Disneyland park-hopper passes, Flagship Cruises & Events vouchers with dinner to skin care packages. Members of the San Diego community generously donated all auction items. Golfers enjoyed dinner and an awards ceremony hosted by BBB President/CEO Sheryl Reichert.
When all was said and done, BBB staff and golfers celebrated another successful Golf Classic. BBB would like to give a big thank you to all who attended the 20th year of the Gerry Wilson Golf Classic, all participating sponsors and auction item donors.
Bank of Southern California, Bollota Entertainment, Cable Pipe and Leak, Coastal Payroll, CW6, FBS Property Management, Health Savings Associates, Hine Mazda, Holiday Travel of America, San Diego Chargers