The Goodyear PebbleCreek Rotary Foundation had an outstanding response to its Fourth Annual Charity Golf Tournament & Ball Drop held February 21 at the PebbleCreek Tuscany Falls East Course. This tournament continues to grow in recognition by players and sponsors because of the charitable good works by the Club that make a difference in the lives of our local community
“This has been an especially challenging year for our community due to COVID-19.  Many of our non-profits have been overwhelmed with the number of clients they are serving. The over-whelming success of this year’s Rotary tournament allows us to partner with many of those organizations again with even more dollars!” said Joan Smith, Rotary Club President. “This commitment to give back is embodied in the “Service Above Self” motto that anchors Rotary’s mission.”
“We are genuinely grateful for the outpouring of support from our tournament sponsors and, of course, the record number of golfers who participated—we were sold out!” said Jim Frey, Rotary Club Foundation tournament co-chair.  “This is our primary annual event which generates funds to re-invest in the community through a variety of charitable donations to local non-profits, six $1000 scholarships, youth leadership programs, local service projects including COVID-19 response,” said Frey.
Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions, the Ball Drop took place without a big fanfare. We are very appreciative of the Goodyear Fire Department for bringing their ladder truck and dropping 400 numbered pre-sold golf balls onto the putting green. The lucky ball number this year that rolled into the designated hole was held by Lynda Hyde of Love Your Brand PS who won $3000!
The Rotary Club Foundation truly appreciates the generosity of area businesses and community patrons in supporting the tournament.  Major sponsors included: The OPUS Group, Robson Reserve, Heart One Associates, Sun Health Foundation-Rancho La Loma, Johnson Wealth Management, Argent Solar, Abrazo West Campus, Freedom Audiology, Estrella Mountain Community College, Burns & McDonnell, Big O’ Tires, Macy’s Logistics, Window World of Phoenix, KW Realty-Oakie Arnot, Broker, Kelley’s Insurance Services, ADM Group, The Orchard at Rancho La Loma, Jones Ford Buckeye, plus are many hole sponsors. These area businesses should be thanked and more importantly deserve our business. They believe in helping our community.