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- Golfers join Lakeside Firefighters to raise money to fund afterschool programs for East County youth -

April 15, 2014 (Lakeside)--On Tuesday, May 6, the Lakeside Firefighter’s Association will host the First Annual Lakeside Firefighters Golf Tournament at Cottonwood Golf Course benefitting Stoney’s Kids, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that funds programs that help East County children develop skills, self-esteem and confidence.

The event will include a raffle, giveaways and a new car for anyone who gets a hole in one. Contests will also be held for longest drive, closest to the pin, and putting. Takeda California, a local drug discovery company which conducts several company-wide efforts that support local non-profit organizations, schools and the environment each year, will match every dollar raised at the event up to $2,500.

Where: Cottonwood Golf Course

When:  Tuesday, May 6, 12p.m.

Cost: $120 per player/ $400 per every four players; price includes green fees, golf cart rental, range balls, and a tri tip dinner.

“When creating this fundraiser we wanted to choose a beneficiary that hit close to home,” said Steve Russo with the Lakeside Firefighter’s Association. “Stoney’s Kids helps local children of East County live healthy, successful childhoods by giving them access to afterschool activities, tutoring, sports programs, swim classes, art lessons and much more.”

Since its inception in 1991, Stoney’s Kids has raised more than $650,000 to provide kids with a safe and effective learning space after school. Stoney’s Kids provides programs that not only help kids mentally through tutoring programs but also help build strong, healthy kids by engaging them in physical activities.

“It’s because of generous donors like the Lakeside Firefighters Association and fundraisers like this tournament that we have been able to provide so many valuable programs to the children of East County,” said Bonnie Stone with Stoney’s Kids. “It is truly touching that they have chosen Stoney’s Kids as the beneficiary for such an amazing event.”

About Stoney’s Kids

Stoney’s Kids is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that has raised more than $650,000 since 1991 to fund programs that develop skills, self-esteem and confidence for East County kids. Programs such as an after school youth sports program, scholarships for sixth grade camp and recreation dance, gymnastics, arts and swim classes, toy drives, juvenile diversion, health and wellness, music and imagination destination programs all receive funding from this organization. More than 98 percent of of donated funds go directly to East County youth programs which help build important life skills and allow kids to opportunity to accomplish their dreams.

About Lakeside Fire Fighter’s Association

The Lakeside Fire Fighters' Association is Local 4488 of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). Local 4488 represent the fire captains, fire engineers, firefighter paramedics, and firefighters who serve with the Lakeside Fire Protection District in matters concerning their employment. Lakeside Fire Fighters are also proudly affiliated with the California Professional Firefighters, state council for the IAFF. They are very active in the community in which they serve contributing annually to many worthwhile causes.

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