DESERT ARC HAS BEEN CHAMPIONING THE RIGHTS OF
PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL & INTELLECTUAL
DISABILITIES FOR OVER 62 YEARS IN OUR VALLEY
By Madeline Zuckerman
Desert Arc, established in 1959, to provide person-centric programs, vocational training, and services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has announced plans for its 12th Annual Golf Classic Fundraiser on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at Eagle Falls Golf Course at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Designed by renowned Architect Clive Clark, the par 72,6715 yard Eagle Falls Golf Course showcases challenging water features for the enjoyment of all golfers who participate.
Desert Arc Board Member Nancy Singer will serve as this year’s Event Chair, along with Mistress of Ceremonies Brooke Beare, Emmy Award-winning journalist, Board Member and immediate Past Chair of the Desert Arc Board.
“It is my honor once again to chair this year’s golf tournament to benefit the many outstanding programs offered by Desert Arc,” stated Nancy Singer, Event Chair and Past Board Chair of Desert Arc. “Each and every year we are grateful for the support of the community, as well as our staff members, as we continually strive to enhance the lives of over 700 adults with disabilities,” Singer continued.
This event will feature a BBQ Luncheon at 11:00 am, followed by a 12:30 pm Shotgun Scramble, and will conclude with an amazing Golf Awards Banquet Dinner at 5:00 pm by renowned Chef Freddy.
“It’s so terrific to continue the legacy Desert Arc has created over the past 62 years for adults with disabilities and their families in our community,” stated Brooke Beare. “The services and opportunities Desert Arc provides are due to the generous contributions of the players and sponsors, who participate annually in this fun golf tournament for a very good cause,” Beare continued.
Entry fee to participate in this year’s event is $ 375 per person, and Golf Foursomes are priced at $1,250. Individual banquet dinner tickets are priced at $85 per person. Tables of 10 sponsorship opportunities are immediately available starting at $ 200 for a Tee Sponsorship, all the way up to $ 10,000 for a Presenting Sponsor. Proceeds raised support the various Desert Arc programs and services that are not funded by the State.
“The community’s participation in this important fundraiser for Desert Arc will have an immediate and profound impact on the people we serve,” stated Richard Balocco. “Some of the players are new to Desert Arc, and we are grateful for their involvement and look forward to our continued friendship. Many of the golfers are longtime friends, who have played a significant role in our 62-year history of making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. All in all, our donors’ belief and generous support of our mission means the world to us!” Balocco continued.
Reservations are required. For additional information on Desert Arc and this significant fundraising event, please call 760-404-1368. To order inline please visit www.desertarc.org/golf-tournament-classic
ABOUT DESERT ARC
Desert Arc is a leading nonprofit, with an impressive 62-year history of providing comprehensive services for over 700 adults, ages 18 and older, with intellectual and developmental disabilities within the Coachella Valley, the Morongo Basin, and outlying desert communities. Since its founding in 1959, Desert Arc has been offering life-changing programs designed to meet the needs of its clients including: an adult day program, vocational training, job development, job placement and employment, nutrition, social and recreational programs, support and training for supportive independent living, case management and personalized coordination of services, and advocacy for community integration. Desert Arc has been recognized within the community for its mission of enhancing their clients’ quality of life and creating opportunities for each person. Dedicated to social innovation, Desert Arc has also created a variety of enterprises providing Essential Business Services including their Shredding, Recycling, Landscape Maintenance, Janitorial, and Fulfillment Divisions.
For more information on how you can assist Desert Arc with its vital programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, please call 760-404-1368 or visit www.desertarc.org