The city of Carlsbad is fortunate enough to be surrounded by natural beauty and stunning infrastructure. Living here, we know that we are among some of the luckiest people in the country. Our town is full of vibrant views, coastal landscapes and a sense of community that permeates every neighborhood. There are few places where a staycation is just as good as a vacation, and Carlsbad is one of those places. Daily routines can cloud our sense of wonder but there are many opportunities to give back to our community when we can. Nationally, 30% of charitable giving occurs in December. In 2017, San Diego ranked as one of the most generous communities nationwide. Not unlike our sunshine, the ability to give back spans throughout the course of the entire year. This month, there are two big events happening in Carlsbad that are giving back to great causes. Grab your tickets to show your support, have fun, and stop to smell the roses.
The Charity Series of Poker helps charities and nonprofits around the country host top-of-the-line poker events. This month, they are pairing up with the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Golf Club and Spa for a poker and golf tournament. The proceeds of the event will go towards the Folded Flag Foundation. This foundation provides educational scholarships to gold star spouses and children. They honor our nation’s fallen heroes by supporting the needs of their families and providing a path to success in order to honor the legacies of those who have served our country.
On Sunday, May 19th, the esteemed golf club at the Park Hyatt will be opening its doors for this great event. The morning starts with a golf tournament on what Golf Digest and Golf Magazine have called one of the best resort golf courses in America. The course overlooks the Batiquitos Lagoon nature preserve designed by Arnold Palmer himself. Golfers can buy into the Poker Tournament and Golf Tournament for $600 a person or $2000 a foursome. Registration will start at 9 a.m. and the tournament tees off at 11 a.m.
After golfing, participants can clean up and wind down for the reception at 5 p.m. The reception will feature live music, passed hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and a silent auction. After that, the fun and competition will tick up a notch with the start of the Poker Tournament. Participants will be able to try their hand at Texas Hold’Em, hoping to cash in on the chance to play versus Daniel Negreanu for a $10K WSOP Main Event Seat. Other prizes include a $500 cash out for the chip leader and most rebuys as well as other bounty, final table, and silent auction prizes.
Golf lovers can double up on giving back this month at the 4th Annual ‘Fore the Kids’ Charity Golf Tournament. Northwestern Mutual Carlsbad is teaming up with the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa to generate proceeds benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer.
ALSF was started by Alexandria Scott, a four-year-old diagnosed with neuroblastoma just shy of her first birthday. What originally was a simple lemonade stand hoping to raise a little bit of money to help find a cure has grown into a full-fledged foundation that provides funds to doctors and researchers looking to cure childhood cancer while raising awareness.
On Thursday, May 23rd, the 4th Annual Golf Tournament will benefit ALSF with a full day of golf, raffles, food, and competition. Prizes will be awarded for swings ‘Closest to the Pin’ and ‘The Longest Drive’. Tickets include green fees, breakfast and lunch, range balls, entry into the two swing competitions, and swag bags. Grab your clubs and contribute $225 per person or $800 for a foursome to get in on the fun.