On Thursday, Sept. 19, Junior Achievement of San Diego County hosted its 1st Annual JA Golf Classic presented by San Diego Fluid System Technologies. At 10:30 a.m., more than 100 supporters of Junior Achievement’s mission gathered for a day out at The Grand Golf Club—the Tom Fazio-designed, 18-hole golf course which spreads through the Los Penasquitos Canyon.

During the five-hour golfing session, the participants had a chance to win “Hole-In-One’s” such as Million Dollar Shootout, $25,000 grand prize and 2-year lease on Porsche’s 911. After golf, the attendees joined together at M Club at The Grand Del Mar for a laid-back cocktail reception and silent auction. Some of the auction items included a New York City package featuring Jimmy Fallon Show tickets, Travis Mathew gift cards, admission to Farmers Invitational Open at Torrey Pines, Ramona Winery tour, and Callaway bags and clubs.

While enjoying a cocktail reception and barbeque-style buffet, the golfers were greeted by Junior Achievement ambassadors and staff. Kevin Acee, a U-T TV sports reporter, started the evening program followed by the auctioneer Mark Schustrin firing up the audience with the live auction items such as SeaDream yacht tour and SantaLuz villa stay.

All proceeds from the event went to Junior Achievement’s financial literacy, career readiness and entrepreneurship programs.

Companies who have joined the fundraising event included Baker Electric Solar, PacTrust Bank, San Diego EDC, Union Bank, Dowling & Yahnke, Procopio, Balfour Beatty, Bernstein Global Wealth Management, The B.E.S.T CEO Group, University Mechanical, San Diego Fluid System Technologies, Jack in the Box, DLA Piper, Deloitte and T.W. Ruban Group.

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