This year will be Shoes for Students' 20th annual golf tournament (ok, there was one year that we skipped since the tournament chairperson was organizing a wedding instead of a day of golf, but we won't mention that). All we will say is that there have been 19 amazing tournaments that have raised more than $700,000 for local students in need in the Santa Maria Valley.
And we are going to do it again in 2020!
We are looking for some great ideas or themes to help us celebrate our 20th tournament. Put your thinking caps on, get creative and let us know how YOU think we should mark 20 years of fun and fundraising for local children in need of shoes and clothes. Email your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
The months since the last tournament have seen some of our greatest numbers of requests for shoes and clothing gift cards from local schools and agencies. We definitely need a strong, successful fundraising tournament to keep helping as many children as we can in the Santa Maria Valley. We hope you will join us as a golfer, sponsor, volunteer or supporter to make the 19th annual Shoes for Students golf tournament the best yet.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information and details about the tournament.
Thank you for your support and generosity through the years!
It's that time of year again. Moving forward with all the plans and activities for the 2018 Shoes for Students Golf Tournament and dinner. We are SO EXCITED this year to have some returning sponsors and some new ones. Our community really steps up when needed to support children.
Huge thanks to the sponsors that have already joined us to make a difference:
There are still a number of opportunities to help out financially or with your time, materials and skills. Please call Maggie White at (805) 361-8113 if you are interested in volunteering or supporting our efforts to make sure that all children are happy, healthy, confident learners.
The Shoes for Students golf tournament committee and volunteers are hard at work making sure that the 2017 tournament will be even better than last year's (and last year's was pretty great!).
We are excited to bring new sponsor and supporter Life Purpose Boot Camp on board. LPBC has made several donations to Shoes for Students and will be helping to make the tournament a fun day for everyone.
The famous gas raffle tickets are now available. For $20, you get FIVE chances to win $2,000 in gas gift cards (national chains). Who doesn't need free gas? You don't have to be present to win, but we'd LOVE to have you at our post-golf dinner where we draw the winner. The Santa Maria Country Club provides a delicious meal, the company is excellent and you'll be doing your part to help children in our community. Dinner tickets are $35 each.
Contact Maggie at (805) 361-8113 for a golf registration flyer, raffle tickets, dinner tickets or ways you can donate your time, energy and expertise to help. Supporting Shoes for Students means you are supporting children in the Santa Maria Valley.
Hi folks! Wow! The 2016 tournament was a great success and a lot of fun. We raised more than $30,000 to buy shoes and clothes for children in the Santa Maria Valley. The generosity of our sponsors and our donors means that we can keep serving local students for another year.
I really want to thank our most dedicated tournament sponsors who helped us start our 2016 fundraising off on the right foot:
Fidelity National Title Central Coast
Allan Hancock College
Kate Ferguson with imortgage
More Office Solutions
Student Transportation of America
I'd also like to thank two supporters who stepped up most generously to lead the Fund A Need donation drive during the dinner. We greatly appreciate the support of Raye Vega from CHAMPION Real Estate and Student Transportation of America, represented by Don Kissell.
Lastly, I need to specially recognize Altrusa International Foundation of Golden Valley for providing Shoes for Students with a $1,500 grant in 2016. The grant money will help us reach even more children in need.
Thank you to all of our sponsors, volunteers and supporters who helped make the 2016 tournament and dinner fundraiser so successful. None of what Shoes for Students does would be possible without your help and commitment. Thank you for caring about the children in our community. We hope you join us again next year as we raise money to keep our important work moving forward.
Shoes for Students Board President
The famous Shoes for Students gasoline raffle tickets are here and ready for purchase! For $5 for one ticket or five tickets for $20, you can have a chance at winning $2,000 in gasoline gift cards ( good at national brand stations).
WHO DOESN'T NEED FREE GAS?!?
If you want to sell tickets and help Shoes for Students raise money, call Sandi at 406-4840. She can make sure you have tickets on hand.
If you'd like to buy some tickets, contact Maggie at 361-8113 or anyone on the SOS committee. Many people in the real estate and school district communities have tickets for sale. You can even get a group of friends together to buy tickets and then split the gas cards if you win.
The drawing will take place at the fundraiser dinner on Sunday, September 11. You do NOT have to be present to win. Out of area/state buyers are welcome (we can put your tickets in the barrel for you).
Gas raffle tickets will also be for sale the day of the tournament/dinner.
Huge thanks to all of the sponsors who have already committed to supporting the 2016 SOS Tournament.
Our golfers will be happy to hear that the hats they all love will be sponsored by Fidelity National Title Central Coast. Thanks Fidelity!!
Among our amazing returning sponsors are:
More Office Solutions
First American Title and Escrow
John Ramsey Professional Home Inspections
Kate Ferguson and iMortgage
Central Coast Real Estate Group
Community Bank of Santa Maria
Bardi & Associates
Orcutt Union School District
Santa Maria-Bonita School District
There are sponsorships available at all levels. Contact Maggie at (805) 361-8113 and she can give you the information.
Hi golfers, sponsors, supporters and folks who like to have FUN! The Shoes for Students Golf Tournament is set for Sunday, September 11, 2016, at the Santa Maria Country Club. Mark your calendars!
Our golf tournament committee, the great people who make the day run smoothy, has started meeting. If you'd like to help out, volunteer on the day of the event, or just share some ideas to make the tournament great, please call me, Maggie White, at (805) 361-8113.
If you can think of a business, organization or individual who might become a new sponsor or supporter of SOS and the tournament, please let me know as well.
And, we are always looking for more golfers who want to join us at one of the most fun tournaments on the Central Coast.
By working together, we can make the 2016 tournament the best yet and raise money to keep providing shoes, clothes and other necessities to children in the Santa Maria Valley.
Thank you for all you do to support this important cause!
About 20 years ago, I went to some friends and said "what do you think about us raising some money to buy shoes for kids who don't have them". We put our heads together and came up with a plan that we approached the Santa Maria Association of Realtors with. They joined on board immediately, and Shoes for Students was born.