ALAMEDA, California (December 21, 2016) — On December 17 and 18, over $7000 was raised for the Oakland warehouse fire victims’ fund by Greenway Golf at Alameda’s Chuck Corica Golf Complex.
The fund raising effort was initiated by Greenway Golf shortly after learning of the tragedy, that took place just 3.5 miles from the public 45-hole golf complex in Alameda, which Greenway manages.
Both local golfers and many that traveled well out of their way to play on Saturday and Sunday contributed to the day’s success. All of the greens fee revenue after 10:00am both days was donated directly to the fund, with additional money raised through hole-in-one contests and a raffle.
“When I first learned of the Oakland warehouse fire, I knew we needed to step in and help,” said Greenway CEO George Kelley. “The Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland is just a few miles from the Alameda golf courses we manage. The outpouring of support from area golfers was heart warming.”
In addition to the golf, Major Series of Putting qualifiers were held both days, with entry fees to the unique national putting championship being donated as well so that qualifying fees could be donated to the fund.