The Buddy Group, Inc. and Project Hope Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity dedicated to ending the cycle of homelessness for kids in Orange County, announced the details today for the Third Annual Buddy Group Invitational to be held on Monday, November 9th, 2015 at the Aliso Viejo Country Club in Aliso Viejo, California.
"Our events in previous years have raised awareness for those in our community who, beyond all odds, seek to Be The Exception(™)," said Pete Deutschman, CEO of The Buddy Group. He added, "By uniting our employees, clients and partners we will once again come together to raise awareness and funds to help Project Hope Alliance end the cycle of homelessness in Orange County.” He continues, “Project Hope Alliance is an amazing non-profit organization with an entrepreneurial spirit like no other. "There are more than 32,000 homeless kids in Orange County," said Jennifer Friend, CEO of Project Hope Alliance. She continued with, "It is inspiring to see leaders of business, marketing and technology come together on behalf of such an important cause.
From wacky argyle socks to rock music blasting the greens, The Buddy Group Invitational is one of the most unique and fastest growing un-golf, golf events in Orange County. It is also The Buddy Group's largest fundraiser, with proceeds raised benefiting the charity and its’ mission.
The format for the Invitational is a 4-player best-ball with unique activities and challenges peppered across the 18-hole course. Raffle tickets will be sold prior to and during the event with proceeds benefiting the charity. Lunch will be generously provided by Wahoos! fish tacos.
Following the tournament, players, sponsors and guests will partake in a special Be The Exception(™) themed Happy Hour hosted by The Buddy Group and the generous sponsors (see below) and silent auction donors. Darren Herman, VP Content Services of Mozilla and Jennifer Friend, CEO of Project Hope Alliance will be this year’s keynote. While the golf event is by invite only, interested parties can purchase tickets to the Happy Hour online. But just like past years, this event will sell-out.
More information about the tournament, including online registration and donations can be found on the event’s website.
Thank you to our The Buddy Group Invitational 2015 Partners: Auction.com, Mozilla, Google, BigRentz.com, NBC Sports, OC Register, Signature Control Systems, Top-End Motorwerks, Adorn Premiums, KODAK PIXPRO Digital Camera, MacKenzie Corporation and David August
ABOUT PROJECT HOPE ALLIANCE
Project Hope Alliance was formed in 1989 and seeks to end the cycle of homelessness in Orange County, one child at a time. The organization supports homeless students and their families, meeting the unique academic and psychosocial needs of these children. Project Hope Alliance take a two-generational approach to ending homelessness: The organization ends homelessness today through innovative rapid rehousing programs; providing stable housing and financialindependence to homeless families; while their team is ending homelessness with one-of-a-kind academic empowerment programs uniquely tailored to the needs (and strengths) of homeless children.
Since 2012, Project Hope Alliance's Family Stability Program has worked with over 120 families to prevent or end homelessness by moving the families into permanent housing with financial independence. These families, representing over 300 children, have moved from motels and shelters into homes where the children can study, play and grow in a safe environment.