6th Annual Desert Home Care

Golf Tournament

March 14, 2009


Big Band theme chosen for annual fund-raiser

A Big Band theme has been chosen for the dinner dance and auctions accompanying Desert Home Care’s sixth annual golf tournament Saturday, March 14.

Live music from the 1940s swing era will set the beat for after-dinner dancing on the floor of the RoadRunner Clubhouse, according to Stuart and Bonnie Resor, who are coordinating dinner, auction and dance preparations.

“Guys can dress for the era in pinstriped suits and military uniforms,” Bonnie Resor suggested, noting that costumes are optional. “Women can play their part in full-length dresses, gloves and small hats with veils.” She said the décor for the evening will consist of posters of dance bands and dancers, balloons and, possibly, a disco ball in the center of the dance floor.

Afternoon and evening activities will begin about 4:30 p.m. March 12 with an open bar, band music, appetizers and a silent auction.

Dinner will be served about 5:30 p.m., followed by a live auction with Tony Mitchell De Zago, a longtime seasonal resident of the RoadRunner Club, putting at least

25 major items on the auction block.

“Bidders will have an opportunity to buy fabulous trips to five-star resorts and top-of-the-line jewelry, art, golf equipment and other items,” Resor said. To donate items, call the Resors at (760) 525-0076 or e-mail them at stuartresor@starband.net .

Golfers will play in a four-person scramble format at both the RoadRunner Club and The Springs at Borrego, according to Ross Henry, golf chairman of the Desert Home Care fundraising committee. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind the clubhouse, with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m., on the 18-hole, par-54 course at the RoadRunner Club.

Golfers will play the 9-hole, par-36 course at The Springs twice from two sets of tees beginning with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the parking lot.

Cost for golf and the evening dinner is $100, of which $70 is tax-deductible. Donation for the dinner and dance, without golf, is $50.

Checks can be sent to Desert Home Care, PO Box 1175, Borrego Springs 92004.

Ross said hole sponsorships are available at $250 for a full hole and $350 for deluxe sponsorships and can be arranged by calling him at 760-767-4562.

Proceeds from the day-long event are earmarked for Desert Home Care staff training as well as equipment at the new assisted-living facility.