Ricky and Suzanne Barnes Foundation

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We are so fortunate to have them as our biggest supporters!

On October 2, 2017, the Ricky & Suzanne Barnes Foundation sponsored its annual Charity Pro- Am Golf Tournament at Stockton Golf & Country Club. Some 88 players were joined by 11 PGA golfers including Ricky Barnes, Colt Knost, Kelly Kraft, Robert Garrigus, Greg Chalmers and Martin Flores, just to name a few. Numerous volunteers were also on hand to make sure the tournament ran smoothly.

Ricky was gracious in providing a golf skills clinic before the tournament and showcased all of the PGA players. He and many of his fellow PGA players even provided helpful hints to whichever foursome they were paired with on the course.

The Ricky & Suzanne Barnes Foundation is a huge supporter of The First Tee of San Joaquin. The bulk of the funds raised at this golf tournament, stemming from a rowdy live auction and numerous silent auction items, directly supports our local chapter, and for that we (volunteer coaches, kids, the Board, The First Tee staff) are so very thankful.

We also express our gratitude to a few attendees who won prizes at the tournament and then donated them back to The First Tee! A putter was donated and in turn given to one of The First Tee volunteer coaches. Two golf bags were also donated to our two First Tee volunteer Coaches of the Year. Two sets of custom-fitted Wilson Irons certificates were donated – each set will be fitted for Anitra Khoth and Chris Khan, two junior golfers who have exemplified outstanding golf skills and play and demonstrated a commitment to The First Tee nine core values.

It was an awesome day for all who attended, played and volunteered.

THANK YOU again to the Ricky & Suzanne Barnes Foundation for continued support of The First Tee of San Joaquin!