CALIFORNIA CITY – CALCEA, the California City Employees Activities Association, hosted their 4th annual ‘Four Man Scramble’ golf tournament last Saturday to raise funds for scholarships for Cal City Seniors. CDCR’s Robert Barrett, along with new CDCR Warden George Jaime who started on the job here in Cal City April 9th, and about 60 or so other players all assembled at Tierra Del Sol Golf Course Saturday morning to get started.
Tee Off was at 10 a.m., and the CALCEA folks were ready for a day of fun, sun, and golf as each team made their way around the 18-hole course. Back again this year was the chance to win a brand-new Harley-Davidson motorcycle provided by Antelope Valley Harley-Davidson in Lancaster by making a hole-in-one. The Harley was located at the 13th Hole for all to see as they played through. Unfortunately, no one won the Harley this year, and AVHD Rep “Ronnie” who was on hand for the awards ceremony ended up taking it back to the shop.
Other prizes included cash prizes for closest to the pin, lowest score, and longest drive among others. Afterwards Tierra Del sol’s own Bob Dacey cooked the famous tri-tip served each year to the players, followed by the annual raffle of prizes, always the favorite end to the day as CALCEA folks vie for prizes that ranged from greens fees to NRA Yeti coolers, to dinners out.
Over the four years the tournament has been running by both CDCR and now CALCEA, they have raised tens of thousands of dollars, all of which goes to scholarships for California City High School seniors to aid them in getting started with a good education in life. Separately CDCR also runs programs that provide such funds as well through a food program wherein the actual inmates donate money to the scholarship fund. The idea was started by CDCR and CALCEA’s Rebecca Dennis under the former warden and has been providing such funds for a few years now. Last year CDCR presented new shoes to the Cal City Championship Ravens Basketball team among the many charitable contributions that CDCR and CALCEA provide to Cal City.
This year’s sponsors were Friends of the NRA, High Desert Development, XIX Hydroponics and EGH Holdings among the main sponsors. CDCR and CALCEA as well of course, and Bob Dacey and Tierra Del Sol Golf Course, and California City.
Once again, a great time was had by all and some very good work was accomplished at the same time. A win-win in anybody’s book, the annual tournament has become a part of the Cal City ecosystem along with the CAC facility which may be expanding in the not too distant future. Either way many thanks to the players and sponsors of this year’s four-man scramble tournament whose invaluable efforts help Cal City students with a leg up on life.