As many of you know, my greatest professional accomplishment was opening up the Natalie Gulbis Boys and Girls Club in Las Vegas in 2010. Every day since, it has remained one of the most fulfilling aspects of my life. From time spent at the club enjoying laughs with the kids and working on golf fundraisers, it has all been more rewarding than I could have ever imagined.
The kids are absolutely amazing and take such incredible pride in being a part of the club. They are so grateful for every field trip, tutoring session, any activity that the club provides. To this day, one of my favorite parts of coming to the club is the overwhelming excitement and warm hugs I’m greeted with every time I visit. I love hearing stories about what each individual has accomplished since my last visit.
Some of the photos include painting pumpkins for breast cancer awareness month, time at the golf course, and a field trip to a playground to play golfball (a combo of golf and baseball). I can’t believe that this is the 15th charity golf event I’ve been involved in benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs. This year we are excited to move to a new golf course, Spanish Trail. Last year will be hard to top with the generous donation from PGA tour star Ryan Moore and the opportunity to host a golf clinic with my coach of 17 years, Butch Harmon. Last year, despite arriving by helicopter, the 2015 champions couldn’t repeat. Maybe this year the helicopter ride will give 2016 champions the motivation they need to get it done again. I can’t believe that this year’s event is just a week away! I’m excited to share photos with everybody during the day and throughout the process.
For those of you who don’t know, the Boys and Girls Clubs provide after-school programs for young people, helping millions of kids and teens develop essential skills, make lasting connections and have fun. Club members experience a safe place to learn, play and grow with caring mentors, enriching programs, experiences, and activities.
If you’d like to be involved, play in the tournament or support the club in any way, feel free to contribute through the website at bgcsnv.org/donation