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10th Annual Natalie Gulbis Golf Classic Raises Funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

10th Annual Natalie Gulbis Golf Classic Raises Funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada
For the tenth consecutive year, former LPGA superstar Natalie Gulbis hosted the annual Natalie Gulbis Golf Classic with proceeds benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada (BGCSNV).  Held last Monday, June 17, the golf tournament took place at the prestigious PGA golf course, TPC Summerlin (Pictured: Natalie Gulbis with BGCSNV Member Kailynne V. – Photo credit: Joe Durkin/BGCSNV) 

Boys & Girls Club Members with Natalie Gulbis
Boys & Girls Club Members with Natalie Gulbis

Photo credit: Joe Durkin/BGCSNV

Joining Gulbis on the course were 128 golf enthusiasts, as well as tournament sponsors, donors and kids from various Clubhouses including her namesake Club. The event featured a variety of fun and challenging games at several holes including “Roll The Dice”, “Beat The Pro”, “Hole of Fortune”, “Longest Drive and “Hole In One” sponsored by Lexus.

Butch Harmon, Natalie Gulbis, Andy Bischel
Butch Harmon, Natalie Gulbis, Andy Bischel

Photo credit: Joe Durkin/BGCSNV

As the players wrapped up 18 holes, a down-home barbeque prepared by the culinary team at TPC Summerlin awaited.  Andy Bischel, president/CEO, emceed the reception and honored the tournament winners with a variety of prizes including Taylor Made golf items, Adidas gear and etched wine bottle trophies.  While raffle items included jewelry from Tiffany & Company, PGA Tour SuperStore and Athleta gift cards, and the grand prize, guest passes to Oakland Raiders Training Camp in Napa Valley, Cal.

Kids from the Natalie Gulbis Club - Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada
Kids from the Natalie Gulbis Club – Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

Photo credit: Joe Durkin/BGCSNV

Sponsors for this year’s tournament included Lexus, Capital One, Owning/Cash Call, Southwest Gas Company, Butch Harmon School of Golf, ForeverLawn, Springel & Fink LLP, PENTA Building Group, American West Homes, Kalb Industries, Emerald Island Casino, IGT, Goldman Sachs, Konica Minolta, The Neck & Back Clinics, JS Pest Control, Common Thread Collective, Flooring Solutions of Nevada, Athleta, Stone Brewing Company and PGA Tour SuperStore.

Natalie Gulbis with the kids from Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada
Natalie Gulbis with the kids from Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

Photo credit: Joe Durkin/BGCSNV

Serving as a member of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition, Gulbis has been a longtime advocate of BGCSNV and for youth in our community.  In 2013, BGCSNV recognized her continued generosity and named a Club in honor of Natalie Gulbis.  Funds raised at this tournament will help keep nationally accredited programs at 13 Clubs throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

ie Gulbis with kids from the Natalie Gulbis Club - Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada
ie Gulbis with kids from the Natalie Gulbis Club – Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

Photo credit: Joe Durkin/BGCSNV

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada is a nonprofit organization that operates 13 facilities and two summer outreach programs in Southern Nevada, and serves more than 10,000 youth annually in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Southern Highlands and Summerlin. These Clubhouses offer children ages K-12th grade a variety of daily creative, fun and educational programs. Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada works to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Keep up with BGC events and news on Facebook and Twitter. For more information visit www.bgcsnv.org or call 702-367-2582.