Santa Ana College Foundation Month Year
A History of Success, A Future of Promise

Sold Out Ed Arnold Golf Classic Tees Up for Record Returns

One-hundred-forty-four avid golfers enjoyed a balmy Southern California day and the links at the SeaCliff Country Club in Huntington Beach on May 19 to benefit the Athletic Hall of Fame and athletic scholarships of Santa Ana College. More than $62,000 net—a record--was raised on the fairways and greens of this beautiful course. This topped last year’s outcome by more than $7,000.

Foundation Chairman Ken Purcell chaired the day-long festivities, which featured First American Title once again as the presenting sponsor. Other most appreciated sponsors included: Dinner Sponsor -  Citizen’s Bank; Cart Sponsor - Seville Construction Services; Green Sponsor - EMAE International, Inc.;  Lunch Sponsor - OCTFCU; Goodie Bag Sponsor - RSCCD Diversified Trust; Photography Sponsor – Bernard’s Builders Management Services; 19th Hole Sponsor - Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center; Front 9 Refreshment Sponsor - Student Insurance, and Back 9 Refreshment Sponsor - LA Gym.

Other highlights of the day included a live auction with several one-of-a-kind opportunities. Ray Carrasco, currently on the Senior PGA Tour and a former Santa Ana College Athletic Hall of Famer, donated an autographed golf bag and a round of golf with him at Big Canyon Country Club. David Buehler, a recent member of the SAC football team and current starting kicker for USC, contributed an autographed jersey and the opportunity to attend a USC practice session. Other Hall of Famers in attendance were Nancy Warren, Dana Pagett and Keith Luhnow.

“The Exercise Science Department at Santa Ana College is grateful to all who participated in this year’s Ed Arnold Golf Tournament,” observed department Dean Avie Bridges. “Each year the tournament continues to grow, increasing available funds for student scholarships and the Athletic Hall of Fame. We are extremely grateful for the support of Mr. Ed Arnold. He is truly a wonderful friend to Santa Ana College.”

What more enjoyable way to support the great athletic programs of Santa Ana College than to participate in the Ed Arnold Golf Classic? Mark your calendars for mid-May 2009 and look for upcoming announcements.


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photo Honoring Ken Purcell
as Former Board Chairman

Concluding a very successful tenure as chairman of the SAC Foundation Board of Directors, Ken Purcell passed the gavel to incoming chairman Tony Ellis on June 30, 2008. Ken will continue his service as a member of the board, which he began in 1991. He plans to focus on building an Athletes Hall of Fame to honor the outstanding sportspersons who have kicked, putted, batted, shot and dribbled their way to success through the programs of Santa Ana College.

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