The CaddyHack Charity Golf Festival returns August 21-22 to the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in support of the Boys to Men Mentoring Network.
Boys to Men is a non-profit organization that provides programs for children in underserved communities in San Diego County. Many of them don’t have a father figure in their lives.
“Let’s make this one-of-a-kind event that you can’t miss that is beyond fun and will get people to better understand Boys to Men and what they do,” said Ernie Hahn, Founder of the event, outlining the thought process behind launching CaddyHack six years ago.
Hahn is also the co-founder and president of experiential marketing company Dream Hahn and Wonderbus Entertainment, as well as the former general manager of Pechanga Arena.
With a theme based on the movie “Caddyshack”, CaddyHack is organized in partnership with the San Diego non-profit PEERS Network, which provides support to local entrepreneurs who prioritize local philanthropy, business growth and social interaction. .
CaddyHack’s festivities include a four-on-four golf scramble format, a retro costume contest, and an ultimate shootout for the Gopher Trophy grand prize. A trio of giant inflatable gophers and an oversized gopher mascot preside over the festivities, one of many references to the film.
“It’s really about bringing the community together,” Hahn said.
Boys to Men was founded in 1996. The organization sends mentors to middle and high schools and community centers to help give boys positive male role models, a community that holds them accountable, and goals to pursue as they grow. ‘they grow up.
“This has been a huge blessing to our program as it allows us to grow and expand into more schools and serve more boys, their families, schools and communities,” said Joe Sigurdson, Co-Founder and head of development for Boys to Men. . “Boys to Men builds stronger, healthier and safer communities. »
“It’s a very comprehensive program of identifying issues, beliefs, blockages — diving deep into those things, coming to a resolution about what needs to happen, and integrating those resolutions,” Sigurdson said.
“It’s a pretty sought-after tournament,” added Sigurdson. “We will resell it.”
The CaddyHack Bushwood Country Club Gala will take place on Sunday, August 21 from 5 to 10 p.m., followed by the CaddyHack Golf Festival on Monday, August 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.