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Sanwa Growers 19th Annual Golf Tournament

This year's event will take place at the Westchase Golf Club, Tampa Florida, on Wednesday March 2nd, 2022. Westchase Golf Club is one of Tampa's very best, golf Digest 4-Star rated. It's a fun, challenging 18-hole course in a beautiful setting. Registration signup is at 10:30 am and Tee off time will be at 12:30pm.

This year your donation will be split between two separate local charities, Tampa Bay Harvest and MOW4Kids.

Tampa Bay Harvest

Opened in 1989, Tampa Bay Harvest originated from the humble efforts of a few incredibly dedicated neighbors who wanted to help people in our community who were struggling to secure the food they needed to survive. Today, they provide food directly to thousands of individuals each year and hundreds of local organizations through the distribution of millions of dollars in quality food to our neighbors annually. Tampa Bay Harvest's mission is to eliminate hunger in our community by providing food to fill the basic needs of hungry people; increasing the independence of our citizens through education initiatives and other innovative programs and partnerships; and raising awareness of hunger and poverty while working toward our ultimate purpose of eradicating hunger in our community. One of Tampa Bay's largest and longest[1]operating food services non-profits.

Mow 4 Kids

Founded in March 2020, Meals On Wheels for Kids (MOW4Kids), a home-delivered meal program, serves children who are learning remotely when schools are closed. The program serves children who participate in MOW4Kids usually receive breakfast and/or lunch meals at school through the free and reduced National School Lunch Program/School Breakfast Program (NSLP/SBP). MOW4Kids is an alternative option for kids who are unable to pick up food from meal distribution sites or food pantries due to transportation issues. MOW4Kids provides an important link to maintaining the health and well-being of food-insecure children. Studies have shown that malnutrition, or under-nutrition, can significantly impair a child's health, physical growth, and academic performance. We created MOW4Kids to ensure that every child receives healthy meals delivered to their homes by volunteers– so that no child goes hungry."

Our sponsors so far are:

Silver

Seven Stars

This is what we did in 2017:

15th Annual Sanwa Charity Golf Tournament
The Westchase Golf Club, Tampa, Florida on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

This year your donation will be split between The Children’s Home Maternity Residence Program; in 2015 they created a new program for pregnant teens and mothers (ages 11 to 17) in foster care that want to remain with their child. This new initiative provides a safe home, nutritious meals, individualized counseling, linkage to prenatal care and health care and educational services. Classes in parenting and independent living skills, job readiness, stress-reduction, health, nutrition, and fitness help prepare them to be nurturing parents and self-sufficient adults ready to reconnect with their communities.

The Other charity is CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse), a local nonprofit organization that has been providing lifesaving services to women, men, and children living with domestic violence since 1977. For more than 39 years, the community has relied on CASA to provide a safe refuge, crisis intervention, advocacy, prevention, professional training, outreach, and community education to end domestic violence and bring hope, independence, and peace to families in southern Pinellas County. CASA’s vision is a community without domestic violence so that home is a safe place. CASA’s mission is to raise our voices against violence through advocacy, empowerment, and social change.

This is what we did in 2018:

16th Annual Sanwa Charity Golf Tournament
Thursday, February 15, 2018.

This year your donation will be split between OASIS Network; a grassroots, volunteer-driven organization, providing basic necessities to underprivileged students in Hillsborough County Public Schools. They provide clothing, shoes, hygiene items and other basic necessities to students in need of assistance. When a social worker identifies a child lacking basic necessities, the social worker visits one of their facilities to select whatever items the child may need-- free of charge! OASIS Network was formed in 2001 by women who had volunteered in the school system for years, and had become increasingly concerned with the overwhelming number of children in desperate need of life's basic necessities. This year OASIS opened clothing closets at a small number of schools. In 2002, a central site opened in New Tampa, serving more schools in the county. In 2007, OASIS opened a second full-size facility in south Tampa, serving social workers in the southern part of the county and in 2008, OASIS expanded into a third full-size facility in east Tampa. In 2015, at the request of the district and school social workers, to better serve students in the east and south areas of the county, OASIS opened its fourth site in Seffner.

The Other charity is A Brighter Community, Preschool and Family Support Center; more than just childcare, A Brighter Community (ABC) has been a neighborhood resource for more than 90 years; in fact, it is the oldest non-profit pre-school still running in the Tampa area. We serve 3, 4, and 5 year-old children who are at-risk for school failure and have developmental delays due to the effects of poverty. The parents and caregivers of these children are faced with challenges of housing, employment and nutrition, as well as meeting the daily needs of their children. The program provides support to approximately 125 families annually whose average income is well below the national guidelines for poverty.


This is what we did in 2019:

17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Thursday, February 21, 2019 Westchase Golf Club

This year your donation will be split between Alpha House of Tampa and Children's Dream Fund.

Alpha House

A non-profit organization that offers homeless pregnant women and mothers with young children safe housing and the tools they need to become self-sufficient and effective, responsible parents. They provide safe, emergency shelter, housing search assistance, and employment search assistance, as well as case management to address the underlying issues that contribute to homelessness. A group of volunteers opened a crisis pregnancy center in Tampa providing services for women without a safe place to stay during their pregnancy in 1981. The agency got incorporated in 1986 with a great opening of a 23 bed maternity home in 1988. Today, Alpha House of Tampa is a comprehensive residential program serving an average of 100 homeless pregnant and parenting women and their infants and children each year in 39 units of emergency shelter.

Children's Fund

Making dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses living throughout West Central Florida. From puppies to playgrounds, special trips to meetings with celebrities, we help every child referred to us by area hospitals, nurses, Child Life and Social Workers, friends, families and other patients. Dreams vary as much as the personalities of the children we serve. They may involve meeting a celebrity, a trip, a gift such as a computer or playground, or our most-requested dream, a week at the Give Kids the World Village, which enables a child to visit all of the Orlando-area theme parks.

This is what we did in 2020:

18th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Thursday, February 27, 2020 Westchase Golf Club

This year your donation will be split between Feeding Tampa Bay and Faces of Courage.

Feeding Tampa Bay

Founded in 1982, Feeding Tampa Bay makes a difference in the lives of thousands of people each week. Thanks to distribution through a partnership network of more than 500 faith-based and other incorporated, non-profit hunger relief groups, they serve hundreds of thousands of food insecure residents across West Central Florida. Receiving surplus food donations from growers, manufacturers, supermarkets and organized community food drives, they supplied more than 46 million pounds of food to its 10-county service area in the past year.

Faces of Courage

Faces of Courage provides life enriching experiences to kids, women, men and families touched by cancer and/or blood disorders. This is the first organization in the nation to tailor a women's weekend camp for minority cancer survivors and is considered a leader in minority outreach and education. Current enrollment for programs is over 5,800 families and all programs are provided at no cost (FREE) to the participants.

Our sponsors so far are:

Platinum

McGriff Insurance Services Mountaire Wallace, Welch & Willingham Insurance and Risk Management XO Produce Pier C Produce Long Produce Armstrong Transport Group

Silver

Gulf Electric oe Jurgielewicz & Sons Holland & Knight Seven Stars PennRose Farms Sunbelt Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns RCS State Street Produce Green Day Produce Messina Truck Center A&A Brokerage B&W Quality Growers Gulf Coast Thermo King Wish Farms