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July 30, 2010 > Rodents golf and give

Rodents golf and give

Submitted By Richard

On Monday, July 19, Dick Wesch, Jonathan Jones and John Perdue of the Fremont Rodent Society presented shares of the proceeds raised during the annual golf tournament to Angle Carmignani of The Taylor Family Foundation, Camp Arroyo. The Taylor Family Foundation was founded in 1990 in order to raise money and support programs for Northern California children with life-threatening illnesses and disabilities including skin and heart diseases, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, autism and other chronic and critical conditions. These children are provided with medical care, support and free summer weekend camp experiences.

The golf tournament played on June 22nd at Sunol Valley Golf Club, was followed by dinner, silent and live auctions and a lottery at the Spin-A-Yarn Restaurant in Fremont. Volunteers from the Taylor Family Foundation Camp Arroyo and Friends of Children with Special Needs who shared in the proceeds were present all during the events.

The Fremont Rodent Society is a group of businessmen dedicating time, money and services to local charities, police and fire enforcement. They have been raising money in Fremont since 1992. Past recipeients include Katrina Hurricane victims, Cheyenne Neet Fund (orphaned child), Fremont Police Officers Association, Fremont Fire Depat (search and rescue canine), Oakland Police Officers (four murdered officers), Tri-City Volunteers, James Leitch Elementary School (landscaped lunch and study area).

Tournament Director Jennifer Anders said everything went very smoothly for all 144 golfers and guests. Rodent President John Perdue made a short speech of appreciation and presided over the swearing in of seven new members. Major sponsors for the event included C&H Enterprises, Bruce's Tires, Eric Hasset Construction, Dan Smith Stucco Supply and Spin-A-Yarn Restaurant.

For more information on the Fremont Rodent Society, please contact Membership Chairman Jon Jones (510) 449-9944

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