2021 Golf Tournament Highlights
This year's annual golf tournament, raising funds for burn survivors and their families, took place at Pelican Hill Golf Club. We are incredibly grateful to everyone for their participation and generosity, as this year has been especially difficult for our burn survivors. Yara Heredia’s brave and honest story of turning survival into triumph was the highlight of the day. Her journey inspires us to keep moving forward, masks and all, to raise funds for our kids and families. Our first responder players were eager to join CBF in celebrating our young burn survivors and exchanging friendly competition with our supporters.
We appreciate the players, donors and sponsors who brought their positive spirits and camaraderie to the tournament. It truly is a special day for us at CBF as we recognize the dedication of our first responders and the loyalty of our supporters who make our mission possible.
We salute our Top Flight Sponsors: Oak Pass Capital Management/Kathy & Charlie Toppino, Pacific Western Bank/Tom Whitesell and Smith & Berg Partners/F. Ron Smith & David Berg.
Our Eagle Sponsors bought competitive foursomes to play: Acore Capital/Kyle Jeffers, Cushman and Wakefield/Rob Rubano, Eastdil Secured/Patrick Deming, , Jonathan and Samantha Firestone, PAG/The Keese Family, Rockefeller Capital Management/Pedro Marti, and Steve and Sue Silk.
Our generous Birdie Sponsors included, Lily & Kevin Crummy, Lynda & Al Fadel, Christine & Jordan Kaplan and Wells Fargo Private Bank/Matthew MacDonald.
Many of our CBF family of donors supported First Responders:
Adriana & Jay Balaban, Deb & Alan Barbanel, JLL/Paul Brindley, Kearny Real Estate Company/Jeff Dritley, Barbara & Chuck Pratt, Christine Ofiesh, Wells Fargo Advisors/Susan Inwood and most generous Fritz Coleman.
We truly appreciate our donors who contributed to making the day special for our first responders and for keeping the spirit of our children at heart.
In an instant, a child's whole life can be shattered by a severe burn. Without access to comprehensive care, that child and their family will suffer devastating physical, financial, and emotional harm. At Children’s Burn Foundation, we provide child burn survivors life-transforming surgeries and psychological support until the child is 18 years old, while educating communities on how to prevent and treat burns. Our children don't just survive, they thrive!
Highlights from the day:
Winning foursome who received Garmin Rangefinder watches, Apple Air Pods, crystal trophies, and bragging rights for the year were:
Joel Moody, Chief Greg Barton, Joel Blumberg, and Matthew Ellis.
Closest to the Pin winner - Pacific Palisades Station 69’s Todd Tsujimura
Longest Drive Women - Freeman, CBF Board Member
Longest Drive Men - Bobby Neely, who played with the Smith & Berg Partners’ Foursome
Our raffle and silent auction generated lively bidding especially for Golf at Bel Air Country Club and Fire Station tours at Glendale and Beverly Hills..