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Discussion: Sunshine Acres Children's Home golf tournament - senior softball

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Oct. 23, 2013
Men's 60
196 posts
Sunshine Acres Children's Home golf tournament - senior softball
Just a few words about Senior Softball how money is spent etc. I can tell you all that Terry and his group of staff have went way out of their way the last two years to help support our golf tournament in Mesa for Sunshine Acres Childrens Home. Last year the foursome that represented Senior softball won the tournament and donated the winnings $500.00 back to the children. This year with a little different date for winter worlds in Phoenix our golf tournament will be held on Friday Nov. 22nd at Long Bow golf course. If any of you hang around after the world or live in area please consider playing in this event. Sunshine Acres will be 60 years old next year and has had over 2,000 children live in the home over these years. We NEVER turn a child away due to lack of income. The golf tournament will be holding two tee times Fri 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM with meals between all events and supper with carrabba's after 2nd tee time. Channel 12 will be MC event and we have silent and Live auctions going on during supper. Last year raised $55,000 for one day event. Terry Fran, Dave and George have once again agreed to cover a cost to help us and I am very thankful for their continued kindness. I would be glad to invite any that are in area for worlds to visit home in Mesa for a Tour anyday. Right off the 202 and Higley Road. God has blessed this home and they live on donations and do not get money from state or Gov't. a child can live their from age 5 thru college if they want. I took in family of 7 when I was director there for 16 years. Called Miricle in the Desert, Come see for yourself. If you want any info please feel free to e- mail me at Again thanks terry and senior softball family for all you do to keep us on the field. Look forward to seing you in Worlds. Weather is 92 degrees today. Bless you. GI
Oct. 24, 2013
Men's 60
196 posts
Thanks for a couple of nice E-mails guys. At meeting today AM tee times are full but still have openings for 23 foursomes at the 12:30 tee time. Would love to see some AZ Senior teams I have played against over the years CJS, Rouge,bandits, Smith Elect. Johnny Hose Bunch and all the rest of AZ great teams who make playing fun. Webbie would love to see you hit a golf Ball. Thanks again guys- Your the best. GI
Oct. 25, 2013
Men's 65
2238 posts
You think so, huh? You want a good laugh, right? Problem 1-I bat left handed and golf right handed, except I hit short irons and putt left handed. Problem 2-my goal is to break 100 and I do that all the time! Thing is I usually have to stop on the 13th or 14th hole to stay under 100.
Gary-in all honesty I would love it, but being unemployed I can't justify the expense of the trip. Some day, though, I will make it.
Oct. 27, 2013
Men's 60
196 posts
Webbie - Hope your knee is doing better. Just think if you can hit my high pitches 350 than you would be hitting the golf ball a lot farther might even reach some of Sunshine Acres windows next to golf Course. HA
Had a great time yesterday hitting balls with Steve Imlay, Allen and Al, Kenny, Doc and Cisco and a bunch of others. Dave Clover moving to Florida he still scares me up the middle even with a cage. Got to talk about softball, Winter Worlds, and Sunshine Acres golf tournament with guys yesterday. I am a very blessed guy and so thankful to be a part of Senior Softball, and Sunshine Acres. The kids at school keep me running as their Counselor but I love seeing them every day. Hope to see many of you soon in PHX.(And golf tournament Nov. 22nd) Come up and say hi. Hugs to all, Gary Ingle
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