San Diego, CA, May 23, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Athletes for Education (AFE) will host their 6th Annual Celebrity Fundraiser and Golf Classic event on June 1-2, 2011 to benefit youth programs throughout San Diego County. The two-day event will begin with a dinner, live entertainment and live/silent auction at Humphrey’s by the Bay on June 1, 2011 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm and continue with a celebrity golf tournament on June 2, 2011 at the Maderas Golf Club in Poway, (shotgun start at 12:00 pm). Southern California Pain and Spine is sponsoring the celebrity fundraiser and the tournament is co-hosted by Surgery One. Personal appearances by NFL players include: San Diego Chargers Steve Gregory, Luis Castillo, Vincent Jackson, Nick Hardwick, Kris Dielman, Scott Mruczkowski and Eric Weddle.
The event proceeds will directly impact San Diego youth programs such as “Tickets for Tomorrow” and “Holiday for Youth” along with several mentorship programs. According to AFE spokesperson Rosanne Geraty, “AFE has a distinct approach that delivers mentoring opportunities to underprivileged youth who realize that with incremental steps, their dreams can come true. Kids have the opportunity with meet and interact with athletic professionals by partnering with their role models ---- youth respond favorably when admired, respected mentors take an active interest in their capabilities. Proceeds will purchase many incentives for children including tickets to sporting events, holiday parties as well as sports equipment.”
AFE is an umbrella 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization comprised of current and former professional athletes, entertainers, business/community leaders and volunteers. Now in its 16th year, AFE promotes children’s health and wellness, teaches teamwork and discipline, builds self-confidence, imparts life skills and directly connects hard work with incentives and rewards. To purchase tickets to attend the evening event on June 1st or to register to play in the golf tournament on June 2nd, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (315) 868-1016. For further information regarding AFE, log onto www.afefoundation.org.