IPSF Golf Fundraiser Another Big Success for School Programs
New and returning sponsors included more than 40 companies and community organizations, including $10,000 Ace Sponsors Strawberry Farms Golf Club, Konica Minolta, Kaiser Permanente, and $5,000 Eagle Sponsors Cox Business, KSK Medical, Volvo Cars of Orange County, and The Resort at Pelican Hill.
The Travis Mathew Ice Cream Truck was on site to serve up tasty treats, while also giving golfers a look at the cool SoCal brand’s golf apparel, and Irvine-based HoneyBaked provided the boxed lunches for attendees.
After the tournament, IPSF hosted a cocktail reception, dinner, and raffle.
Strawberry Farms Golf Course was also the venue for the annual Spirit of Community Awards. IPSF and Irvine Unified Council PTA (IUCPTA), hosted more than 150 guests at the luncheon. The Assistance League of Irvine was awarded the IPSF Spirit of Community Award at the event for their outstanding contributions to educational excellence and impact in the Irvine community.
The Assistance League of Irvine provides and encourages volunteer opportunities for students in grades 7 through 12, an initiative that helps kids develop a sense of community responsibility, while learning public speaking and leadership skills. Some examples include visits to the Irvine Senior Center, making baby blankets to distribute to local hospitals, and assembling hygiene kits for the Operation School Bell program, benefitting over 650 Irvine families in need.
“The Assistance League is an incredible example of recognizing a need and filling it,” says Neda Eaton, president and CEO of IPSF. “The organization collaborates with many local nonprofits in order to serve the community in the most impactful ways they can imagine.”
One nonprofit supported by the Assistance League is IPSF and its Innovative Grants Program, helping enable IUSD teachers and counselors to enhance curriculum in classrooms.
The Assistance League has also hosted the Young Master’s Art Show for the past 27 years. The two-week show features the work of one student from every IUSD classroom, kindergarten through 6th grade, to be displayed at Irvine City Hall. Since 1990, over 14,000 student artists have participated in this special program.