The 14th annual Shootout for Sunshine, a golf event benefitting Mesa's Sunshine Acres Children's Home, will be hosted Friday by East Valley Charities and Longbow Business Park & Golf Club.
The event has raised about $750,000 over the last 13 years for the children's home. It will take place at Longbow Golf Club, located at 5601 E. Longbow Parkway, Mesa.
Sunshine Acres is a nonprofit 501(c)3 charity organization that provides a caring, Christian home for 70 needy children. The Rev. James and Vera Dingman opened Sunshine Acres in 1954. Since then, more than 1,600 children have called it home. There, children ages 5 to 18, can establish positive, long-term relationships with stable parental figures.
The annual event has two start times: 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., respectively. Lunch, catered by Texas Roadhouse, is provided to both morning and afternoon golfers between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
The hole-in-one prize is a 2012 Ford Focus, sponsored by Berge Ford.
Following the golf tournament, a reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the club's outdoor patio, with dinner by The Ritz-Carlton Phoenix. The night includes music, silent and live auctions, and a raffle. Dinner and the auctions begin at 7 p.m.
Many opportunities are still available for sponsorships and participation.
Sponsorship packages range from $250 to $10,000. Individual golf entry is $175. A foursome can be purchased for $600. To obtain entry forms, and for more information about Shootout for Sunshine, call Tom Sitzman at (480) 926-0352 or visit www.shootoutforsunshine.org.