Talk about going above par!  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in the Desert Region recently hosted its second annual Desert Charity Golf Tournament at the private Indian Wells Country Club in Indian Wells, Calif. The April 22 event was a great success, raising more than $20,000 for Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that provides support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations.

“The success of our second tournament has meant we can make a very significant contribution to a cause that is near and dear to our hearts,” said Rick Jenkins, regional vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Orange County and Desert Region. “I am incredibly proud that our company is in a position to champion this great cause for our local community.  I want to sincerely thank branch manager Patti Rollins, who spearheaded this event, and all of our local real estate management and agents who served on the tournament committee to help make this a reality for those who have sacrificed so much for our country.”

The tournament welcomed over 90 registered golfers who enjoyed a fun afternoon of golf, dinner, live entertainment and live/silent auctions. Fred “The Hammer” Williamson, former American Football League defensive back, film star and national spokesperson for Wounded Warriors Project, served as Honorary Chairman and Master of Ceremonies. Auction prize winners also walked away with African Safari Holidays, Big Horn Golf Packages and over 60 auction prizes.

Added Rollins: “We met our fundraising goal this year, and we are looking forward to exceeding that for next year. We’re already in the planning stages for our April 2014 tournament…and I can tell you right now that it’s going to be even bigger and better!”

If you would like more information on sponsorships and player registration for next year, contact Patti Rollins at pattirollins@coldwellbanker.com.  Photographs taken at the 2013 tournament are also available for viewing at www.cbdesertcharitygolf.com.

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