Play will be followed by a traditional Irish feast.
The 25th Annual McGrath Family Wearin’ o’ the Green returns on March 17 to benefit CAREGIVERS: Volunteers Assisting the Elderly.
At the centerpiece of this annual event, which is being presented by Danny’s Deli & Grill with Jack & Wendy Collings, is the Norm Weitzel Open. The tournament, one of the original fundraising events established to benefit CAREGIVERS, dates back to 1992 when Ventura locals Jack Collings and Norm Weitzel raised the first $1,546. Following Weitzel’s death in 2014, the tournament was renamed–in perpetuity–The Norm Weitzel Open.
In 2015, The McGrath Family stepped up by adopting the St. Patrick’s Day tradition as their way of showing their commitment to CAREGIVERS and Ventura County seniors.
Last year, in Ventura County, CAREGIVERS served more than 800 frail seniors thanks to dedicated student and adult volunteers. This included 65,587 hours of volunteer time–all at no cost thanks to the Ventura County community and donor support.
Sponsors for the 2017 program include The McGrath Family, Danny’s Deli & Grill with Jack & Wendy Collings, The Weitzel Family, Collings & Associates, Former Ventura Mayor Jack Tingstrom, ARTZworks.com Gallery & Workshop, Bill & Elise Kearney; Ginny & Bob Camarillo, Gold Coast Health Plan, Hishmeh Enterprises, MediTech Health Services, Law Offices of John D. L. McBride; Vitas Healthcare; Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Centers; Coast to Coast Computer Products; and TransAmerica Financial Advisors. Leprechaun sponsors include Signarama; Roadrunner Shuttle and SMART (Senior Marketing Alliance Round Table). Cash and Hole-In-One Contests are sponsored by DCH Toyota of Oxnard, William L. Morris Chevrolet, Kirby Auto Group and The Bunker Indoor Golf.
Individual player spots start at $150. Shotgun start is 9 a.m. at Buenaventura Golf Course, followed by a traditional Irish feast of corned beef and cabbage. Auction and raffle prizes are generously donated by the business community.
For information about CAREGIVERS and the 25th Annual McGrath Family Wearin’ o’ the Green presented by Danny’s Deli & Grill with Jack & Wendy Collings, call 658-8530 or visit www.vccaregivers.org/wotg.php .