Fore Life Golf Tournament, benefitting American Foundation of Suicide Prevention Mar06

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Fore Life Golf Tournament, benefitting American Foundation of Suicide Prevention

(Dove Canyon, Ca. – March 4, 2013)  It was an amazing morning at Dove Canyon Country Club; the skies were blue, the sun was beaming, and over 100 golfers gathered to support an amazing life-saving cause: The 2nd Annual Fore Life Golf Tournament. The “Dynamic Trio” (Audi Mission Viejo, Infiniti of Mission Viejo and our new Pre-Owned Center) teamed up to partner with this charity event. Cris Baker, Infiniti Sale Team Member, hosted our table at the event, answering product questions and demonstrating our beautiful vehicles. Cris’ online reviews can be read on his review site.


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Map: Pre-Owned Center
Our Pre-Owned Center is located 1 mile south of Mission Viejo Mall – come down and see us!!!

Table mat displaying our Pre-Owned Center information.

Our table mat displaying our Pre-Owned Center information.

Ready to play golf!

Ready to play golf!

We had 2 awesome pre-owned vehicles on display: a classic white 2004 Porsche 911 Carrera and a charcoal 2012 Volkswagen Passat. One lucky hole-in-one winner will drive away in a 2 year lease, with the choice of a brand new Infiniti G37 or Audi A4.  Besides a remarkable day of golf, guests enjoyed a helicopter ball drop, silent auction, fabulous dinner, live music and an award ceremony. Check out photographer Scott Welch and his team from OC Sports Photographers – these guys are so talented and really captured the golfers and the event.

Cris Baker, Infiniti Sales team-member with the Pre-Owned Center's 2004 Porsche 911 Carrera

Cris Baker, Infiniti Sales Team Member, with the Pre-Owned Center’s 2004 Porsche 911 Carrera

Jennifer Irving, our Events and Media Coordinator hanging out in the beautiful Porsche!

Jennifer Irving, our Events and Media Coordinator, hanging out in the beautiful Porsche!

"Spin to Win" - each golf spun the wheel, whatever dollar amount they landed on, our Pre-Owned Dealership donated that money back to the charity. Each donation was made in the golfer's name. Special thanks to all who spun - we are happy to donate to a great cause

Each golfer spun the “Spin to Win” wheel, whatever dollar amount they landed on, our Pre-Owned Dealership donated that money back to the charity. Each donation was made in the golfer’s name. Special thanks to all who participated – we are happy to donate to such a great cause.

Spin to Win!

Spin to Win!

ForeLife.org was created by Casey Likeness, who lost his brother Kevin in November 2000 – when his life was cut short early at the age of 19 years old. On his website, Casey said,  ”Kevin was a very gentle, humble soul whose uplifting personality touched the hearts of those that had the privilege of knowing him.”  Casey and the Fore Life team have a heart for creating awareness about suicide, as well as providing assistance to families coping with the tragic loss of a loved one.

Casey Likeness, Fore Life Tournament Chair, takes his first stroke of the afternoon

Casey Likeness, Fore Life Tournament Chair, takes his first stroke of the afternoon

Dove Canyon Golf Course

Dove Canyon Golf Course

This lovely lady was less than 1 foot away from winning the hole-in-one prize

This lovely lady was less than 1 foot away from winning the hole-in-one prize

All of the proceeds from today’s tournament will go to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), here in Orange County as well as San Diego County. AFSP is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through their research, education and advocacy. They reach out to people with mental health disorders and those impacted by suicide.

I had the privilege of meeting Che Hernandez, the San Diego AFSP Chapter Chair at the tournament. Che had a great table set up; he shook hands and spoke with golfers about AFSP, had brochures accessible with pertinent information about suicide and wrist bands that said, “Out of the Darkness”. When asked about his involvement and heart for suicide prevention he said, “I’m just an ordinary guy with an extraordinary commitment to people.”

Che from American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, San Diego Chapter

Che from American Foundation for Suicide Prevention,       San Diego Chapter

Thank you Casey and the Fore Life team for inviting us to join you this afternoon. Thank you for reaching out to the community to raise awareness, while bringing hope and healing to so many people in need.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention hot line 800-273-8255.
“Suicide is preventable. With Help Comes Hope.” – National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

 In Loving Memory of Kevin Likeness
1981-2000

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