Cal Poly’s business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi, will be hosting its third annual SLO Tour, a golf tournament to help benefit the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo’s Family Self Sufficiency Program and at-risk children.
“This year we wanted to have a much bigger impact on our community,” said William Hills, an economics senior and executive director of the golf tournament.
“We thought if we did an event that encompassed everything that we do in the school of business – the management, the budgeting, the marketing and have a great cause tied in with it, donating to the charity, it would be the best way to hone our skills, which is what the organization (Delta Sigma Pi) is supposed to do.”
The event will take place Saturday at the Avila Beach Golf and Resort with a shotgun start, best ball at 8:30 a.m. Registration fees for the general public are $125 for one player, $225 for two players and $425 for four players. Students are $75 each. Day-of registration is available beginning at 7:30 a.m., but will be $25 more than pre-registration.
The Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo supplies tutoring and many other activities to at-risk children in the community. The money raised from the event will help the program get computers for the children as well as help the program keep tutors already at the center, Hills said.
“It’s really going to go a long way for the kids,” he said.
The non-profit housing program’s mission is “to assist the county’s lower income citizens secure and maintain long-term housing. It is a mission the Housing Authority takes very seriously and executes creatively and diligently,” according to the program’s Web site.
Registration includes a box lunch, cart and green fees, driving range warm-up, wine, cheese, refreshments and grab bags. Prizes include overnight stays at Sycamore Mineral Springs, The Cottage Inn and wine and gift baskets which will be awarded after the event.
More than 70 people are expected to be in attendance for the event which has been in the planning stages since June and is hoped to raise between $8,000 and $10,000, Hills said.
For details, contact Hills at email@example.com, or call 441-0681 or visit www.slodeltasig.com/slotour.