It had rained the night before so we weren’t sure if the golf course would be suitable for playing the day of the golf tournament. It was a little nerve wrecking since so much work goes into putting an event like this together! We arrived early to make sure it would be ok to move on and we got the go ahead.
It turned out to be a beautiful day. Players started arriving early to register. Felipe Corral was there early, as always, with a smile on his face and willing to help in any way he could.
The tournament started on time, at 7:30 a.m., and the fun began. 70 players were on the course fighting for first place.
This year, only the girls in the Isac Amaya Foundation were present. There were plenty of ‘girl power’ jokes going around.
After the tournament finished, we all got together for lunch. It was a packed room! Food, raffles, silent auction, prizes and winners made it a really fun afternoon where we were able to tell the story of the Isac Amaya Foundation and some of the stories of our scholarship recipients.
We are very grateful to everyone who lend a hand to make this happen. Thank you to our host Felipe Corral, our sponsors Univision Arizona and Nova Manna. Thank you to the Dbacks, the Cardinals, the Suns, the Legacy Golf Club and all the others who donated silent auction items. Thank you to Anthony Quezada for sharing his amazing success story as a golfer. Thank you to Dixon Golf for the extra games for people to play and for their contribution to our scholarship fund. Thank you to the volunteer members of the Isac Amaya Foundation for working hard on this as always, specially Sayra Sandoval for leading the coordination of the tournament. And thank you to the more than 70 people who showed up to play and support our scholarship fund! We hope to see everyone again next year.
Felipe Corral is Univision Arizona’s main sports anchor. In his career, he has interviewed athletes such as Hugo Sánchez, Mike Tyson, Adrián Fernández, Oscar de la Hoya, José Luis Castillo, Floy Mayweather, Fernando Vargas, Lorena Ochoa, Ana gabriela Guevara, Fernando Valenzuela, Antonio Margarito, Eduardo Najera and Horacio Llamas, among others.
Since 1999, he hosts a weekly segment titled “Promesas del Futuro” (Promises of the Future) in which he highlights the effort and dedication of young athletes.
Four years ago, he joined the Isac Amaya Foundation’s fundraising efforts by hosting their annual Drive for the Future Golf Tournament.
Join the Isac Amaya Foundation and Felipe Corral at his 4th annual Drive for the Future Scholarship Golf Tournament. Hit some balls to win prizes, have a delicious lunch and participate in our silent auction to get some great sports memorabilia.
Register here for the golf tournament.
To sponsor the tournament, please e-mail Sayra Sandoval or call her at 480-612-2720.
If you are a high school senior or undergraduate college student, you have a chance to win a $2,000 scholarship by participating in the Isac Amaya Foundation’s Selfie Scavenger Hunt! Click here for full guidelines and registration form.
Martha Navarro from HomeSmart Realty is the newest member of the business community to support our work through ongoing contributions to our Scholarship fund.
For all of 2014, Martha will donate $50 for every home she sells, for up to 100 homes. After 100 homes, she will double her donation! Additionally, she has committed to air information about the work of the Isac Amaya Foundation on her weekly show “Arizona Mi Casa,” which airs on Tuesdays on Onda 1190 AM.
If you are looking to purchase a home, please consider Martha Navarro (ArizonaMiCasa.com) as your realtor and know that by going that route, you will also be contributing to the higher education dreams of Arizona’s youth.
We thank Martha for her commitment to education and to the students of Arizona!
The Isac Amaya Foundation (IAF) received a “Growing Our Movement” grant from the Somos América coalition last week!
This gets us closer to our goal of raising $40,000 in 2014 and be able to provide more scholarships to students! The grant will be used to increase our capacity to raise more funds; it will cover the costs of our annual fundraising dinner scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 3.
$5,000 down, $35,000 to go! You can help us achieve our fundraising goal this year by making a contribution to our scholarship fund. Just click the Donate button on our site.
We extend our congratulations to the other recipients of the “Growing Our Movement grant, Unlimited Potential, Arizona Workers Center, Mi Familia Vota and Promise Arizona, and we give big thanks to Somos América!
Nuvia Enriquez from the Isac Amaya Foundation (second from left to right) with other recipients of the Somos América grant and Somos’ former board president Daniel Rodriguez.