The arrival of a global pandemic was no time to hold a charity golf tournament. And yet, our incredibly generous supporters stepped up and donated an astonishing total of $225,650 to support the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation scholarship fund.
Our annual COPi Cup (a legacy of our company’s original name) took place over the weekend of March 7-9 at the world-renowned Pebble Beach resort near Monterey, California. The weekend of competition, camaraderie and charity brought together long-time supporters and new participants from some of Southern California’s finest golf and country clubs, each club sending a team of three amateurs and a pro to play in our 3-day event.
Through the generosity of our players and the efforts of the SCGA staff, we have managed to raise $1.1 million over the past eight years. With these gifts, we’re able to fund more than 50 scholarships annually, and host college tours and college preparation seminars.
SCGA Junior Golf Foundation has created a community of scholars who support one another and push each other to do better on the course and in the classroom.
Clearly, the values learned from golf go beyond the course. As one young recipient says:
“I know not a lot of kids get chosen for these opportunities, I think the reason why I was chosen is because they see that I’m hard-working, respectful and trying to do more in my life. I am grateful and I will continue to be the best version of myself I can be. ”
– Salvador Hinojosa, SCGA Junior Scholar
No pandemic can stop the progress of human curiosity, development and scholarship. We are proud to have been the founding sponsor of this incredible event, and to have made a real difference in the lives of so many young people.
March came in like a lion this year at the 6th Annual COPi Cup Invitational Pro-Am golf tournament sponsored by Legistics. While the weather was sunny and clear, it was the blizzard of giving that distinguished this bracing weekend of “Competition, Camaraderie and Charity.”
Held on the legendary links at Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill from March 3-5, the interclub COPi Cup event attracted 21 teams vying for the trophy and its attendant bragging rights. Amid fierce rivalries and friendly ribbing, the quartet of Ron Skayhan, PGA pro and members Marc Myers, Buddy Pepp and Arnold Rosenstein from Hillcrest CC emerged victorious. Separately, John McMullen, Director of Golf at Hillcrest CC, was the low professional.
But the competition on the links was only one part of the story.
Through sponsorships by Legistics, and with support from clothier Matte Grey; donations from COPi Cup alumni and friends; tournament entry fees and on-site scholarship pledges (matched again this year by SCGA Foundation President Phil Frengs and several other SCGA Foundation board members: Scott Chernoff, Matt Lyons, Pat Baxter, Suzanne Kelley, Keenan Barber and John Kobara), the 2018 COPi Cup raised a record $213,650 for the Junior Scholarship Fund of the Southern California Golf Association (SCGA Junior).
Funds raised through events like the COPi Cup have enabled the Foundation to award over $1 million in scholarships over the past ten years to deserving Southern California students.
“We’re thrilled about the growth of the event and the wonderful generosity of our donors and players in their support of the SCGA Junior Scholarship fund,” said Phil Frengs. “The bottom line is that more kids will have the opportunity to complete their educations and achieve their loftiest goals. That’s a big win for all of us.”
In Legistics’ monthly Collaborating for Good series, the February spotlight focuses on SCGA Junior. Naturally the COPi Cup is a significant part of the Legistics’ support of the charity. The event is a major source of funding for scholarships and the other good work SCGA Junior does.