Daily Archives: June 26, 2009

2009 Golf Classic Raises Funds for Santee Schools

Carlton Oaks Country Club

On Wednesday, June 24, Carlton Oaks Country Club was the site of the 6th Annual Golf Classic to support the Santee School District Foundation.  Some 100 golfers signed up to play and raise money to help support technology and the arts in Santee Schools.  In addition to the players, some three dozen companies and organizations signed on to sponsor the event.  All money raised from entry fees, sponsorships, raffles, and the silent auction go toward a $40,000 pledge the Foundation has made to help the School District reach its technology goals.

Golf Classic Sponsors

This year’s turnout was slightly lower than last year’s, due in part to a combination of the economy and multiple local tournaments in May.  But the lower numbers didn’t mean any less fun and enthusiasm among players, Foundation members, and other volunteers.  An extra “atta-boy” goes to Thomas Hootman, of Simply Spa, who stepped in to cover for Chamber Executive Director Warren Savage, who had to attend the Las Colinas hearing downtown that same morning.  Simply Spa also provided chair massages for golfers who had perhaps strained an oblique teeing off on the 18th hole.

Simply Spa Chair Massage

Another sponsor, North Island Credit Union, provided carne asada tacos to help keep players going until the big dinner.  They were also popular with the volunteers.

North Island Credit Union Taco Stand

None of this could have happened without the efforts of the Santee School District Foundation.  A hearty congratulations to the Foundation and its volunteers.

Santee School District Foundation Members (L-R) Rachael Folsom, Linda Vail, Betty Vega, Lisa McColl, Laura Spencer, Ted Hooks

Santee School District Foundation Members

A Great Day for Golf

Golf Weather

Fun on the Links

Fun On the Links

Trophies and Awards

Annual Golf Classic Trophies and Awards

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Update – Las Colinas Expansion

Well, the County Board of Supervisors has voted 4-1 to expand Las Colinas – this in spite of overwhelming opposition from the City of Santee, the Chamber of Commerce, business owners, and citizens.  From information I’ve been able to gather, it appears there was little real consideration of alternatives by the Board – their minds were made up some time ago.  But Santee did its best, including putting together an information campaign and an online opposition.  Several Santee leaders spoke against the proposal at the Board meeting, but to no avail.

Afterward, Fox 5 interviewed Chamber Executive Director, Warren Savage, and Thomas Hootman, owner of Simply Spa.  You can see that interview here.

Warren Savage and Thomas Hootman being interviewed for Fox 5 News

Warren Savage on Fox 5 NewsThomas Hootman on Fox 5 News

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