Morongo Golf Tournament Raises $100,000 for Students, Families

Morongo Vice Chair James Siva (left) and Tribal Council Member Brian Lugo (far right) present Boys and Girls Clubs of the San Gorgonio Pass Board President Linda Hanley and the group’s Youth of the Year Jerron Baker with a $50,000 check at the 23rd Annual Morongo Charity Golf Tournament.

The annual event has provided nearly $1.5 million to non-profits over the past 23 years.

BEAUMONT, Calif. (June 10, 2019) – Hundreds of golfers took to the fairways at the 23rd Annual Morongo Charity Golf Tournament to raise $100,000 to support local schoolchildren and provide compassionate care to grieving families.

Held on Monday, June 10 at the beautiful Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon, the tournament raised $50,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Gorgonio Pass to provide hundreds of local schoolchildren with new Nike shoes and backpacks stuffed with school supplies for the upcoming 2019-20 school year.

The Morongo tournament also raised $50,000 for The Unforgettables Foundation, which offers care and support to Inland families following the death of a child, as well as financial assistance to help pay for a dignified and respectful burial.

“The Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Gorgonio Pass and The Unforgettables both do so much to aid families in need across our region,” said Morongo’s Tribal Vice Chairman James Siva. “Morongo is dedicated to helping these vital community organizations fulfill their mission, and we are grateful to the players and sponsors who helped make our annual charity golf tournament a success again this year.”

Since its launch in 1997, the Morongo Charity Golf Tournament has raised nearly $1.5 million to support dozens of local nonprofits that serve children, schools, veterans and hospitals across the region.

Morongo officials present Tim Evans of the Unforgettables Foundation and his team with a $50,000 check at the 23rd Annual Morongo Charity Golf Tournament.

“Giving back to the community has always been important to Morongo, and we feel fortunate to be in a position to help others,” said Tribal Council Member Brian Lugo. “Our annual golf tournament is just one of the many events Morongo conducts every year to assist local families.”

Amy Herr, the chief executive officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Gorgonio Pass, thanked Morongo for its many years of support, saying “The families we serve truly appreciate the kindness and assistance that Morongo provides to ensure that local students start the new school year with the supplies and confidence they need to succeed.”

Tim Evans, co-founder of The Unforgettables, also thanked the tribe for its longstanding support of the foundation’s work. “Thanks to the generosity of Morongo, families who are suffering are able to take some comfort in knowing that their neighbors and their community care for them and want to help ease their burden when their child has died,” Evans said.

The Morongo Charity Golf Tournament is one of several annual community events conducted by the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, which donates more than $1 million annually to local and national nonprofit organizations and charities.

About the Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon

Set against a backdrop of breathtaking mountain views, the Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon offers 36 world-class holes, state-of-the-art practice facilities, outstanding amenities and professional, personalized customer service. Ranked among the best courses in Southern California, Tukwet Canyon remains the regional home for the Southern California PGA, and host to the SCPGA Professional Championship. Since 2015, Tukwet Canyon has hosted the Symetra Tour, the official qualifying tour of the LPGA.