Gavin’s 1st golf tournament held on a beautiful morning and afternoon on Friday, May 20th 2011 at the Carlton Oaks Golf Club in Santee, CA was indeed a huge success! We cannot thank Scott Hemsley enough. This event would not be possible without him. He made the event his own and because of his energy and passion, the event was indeed a hit. Scott also rocked especially during the raffle and auction portion of the event. The golfers were very happy with the turnout; during the banquet, we have never seen so many men in a room get so emotional especially after watching Gavin’s video made by our friend, Don Rayner. The event was even more special as Gavin entered the room with Ferd, Audrey Bella and his nurse, BJ. The moment was truly precious with Gavin in there because it put more meaning, purpose and life to the whole event. We would also like to thank Heather Champoux-Rayner, and my sister Joyce Ibarra, for doing all the major details from organizing volunteers, soliciting donations and golfers and media promotions. We would also like to credit the beautiful graphics thanks to our talented Michelle Reynon from Small Village Designs and also thank you three for volunteering that day. We also wanted to thank the people who were there that day volunteering, taking pictures and showing support such as Don Rayner (our beloved emcee and
photographer), Len and Matt Wilson, Nancy and Jay Bandoy, Cherelle Hemsley (for providing fruits and water for golfers), Ernie Leal, and Cheryl Andaya (who also was a photographer at the event). We also wanted to thank the rest of the team and LMR Solutions for making the event happen from emailing and promoting Gavin’s event on facebook, maintaining Gavin’s registration site, posting flyers, and showing your love and support in numerous ways. We cannot thank you all enough for working hard together to raise funds for Gavin and to keep the hope alive for him and to help fight Tay-Sachs Disease. Hope is truly real-hope is alive!! Thank you all very much for a job well done! Go Team Gavin!!!