Because I live in sunny California, I do not have seasons to mark my year, but rather, I have a couple of annual golf tournaments I shoot that do the trick. The Pasadena Police Activities League, or PAL, held this year’s golf fundraiser at the beautiful Brookside golf course. I started shooting early when the competitors check in for breakfast. After the coffee had been drank, the breakfast burritos eaten, the practice swings and speeches, I got to drive a golf cart around to get some action shots on the course.
Why is driving a golf cart like the most fun activity ever? I mean really! There’s a meditative quality to it… soothing even. I freaking love it.
Okay, I’m getting off track here.
Back to my favorite charity! This year’s tournament had many of the same cast of bitchin’ characters I’ve come to love and adore… Supporters of the organization, the people on the ground running the day to day operations, members of the PPD and the incredible individuals on the board. One of those superstars is Laura Berns of The Berns Team who was this years’ top sponsor.
Here are some of my favorite pictures from this year’s event… The annual marker indicating to me that summer is over and fall is now upon us.
Just look at that good lookin’ group!
Some of the awesome PAL board.
Look at these ladies!!! I love them so! They are really this fun, cool and gorgeous all the time. They do a chipping game with the buckets on one of the holes where one can win great prizes! I heart them.
Ha! This truly outstanding parking job was brought to you by yours truly. I said I love driving a golf cart… I didn’t say I was good at it.
The Pasadena PAL is such a gem of an organization, it continues to shock me that more people don’t know about them. The Police Activities League is a national organization that came to Pasadena in 1997. It partners the youth of the community with the men and women of the Pasadena Police Department in a fun, safe, and nurturing environment while providing academic and cultural enrichment. PAL offers homework assistance, various sports, and a wide variety of special activities such as robotics and arts classes that give students an opportunity to build character and form a positive relationship with our community’s law enforcement. Currently, the PAL program serves an average of 120 children a day in grades 4 – 12 with over 200 more on the waiting list.
The more supporters of the organization, the more kids they are able to let in the program. At a time in our country full of fear, unrest and division; programs like this that truly nurture relationships between those in the community and those that serve them, creating a dialogue that goes both ways, is absolutely imperative. To get more information on how you can support the Pasadena PAL, click here.
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