July 8, 2019

Proceeds benefit the Tierney Center for Veteran Services, a comprehensive resource for local veterans and their families

NEWPORT COAST, Calif. – July 8, 2019– Goodwill of Orange County hosted its annual Golf Classic on Monday, June 10 at the prestigious Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Coast. The sold out tournament raised $235,000 to support Goodwill’s Tierney Center for Veteran Services, a comprehensive resource in Tustin connecting veterans and their families to services that enhance their lives, including job training and placement, financial literacy education and more.

More than 148 golfers participated in the shotgun format golf tournament and early evening festivities in support of Goodwill’s local model for impacting veterans in need.

“The support and fundraising from our annual Golf Classic allows us to better assist the brave men and women who served our country at the Tierney Center for Veteran Services,” said Ret. Army Col. Denton Knapp, Brigadier General, California State Military Reserve and director of the Tierney Center for Veteran Services. “The money raised gives us the ability to expand our critical services and programs, including job placement and training services, career advancement, one-on-one case coordination and more, to deserving veterans and their families – all at no cost.”

The proceeds from the event directly support Goodwill of Orange County’s Tierney Center for Veteran Services. The Tierney Center simplifies and streamlines the process of accessing resources and services for veterans and their family members. All services are provided to veterans and their families at no cost. With hundreds of community partners and resources in its network, the Tierney Center is the conduit to meet any and all veteran needs. Services include employment and career counseling, educational advancement services, housing assistance, healthcare and benefits, legal assistance, financial counseling, and specialized women veterans services.

Following the day out on the green, the evening portion of the event featured dinner and speeches, a live auction and fund-a-need. A special part of the program gave attendees the opportunity to hear from a veteran who has been personally impacted by the Tierney Center and its job placement support.

Singlepoint Insurance Services, Inc., Union Bank, Traxx Corporation and Easton Pacific sponsored the 2019 Golf Classic at the Silver level.

Bronze sponsors of the event included A. Richard Trueblood, Aramark Uniform Services, Berry Global, Brian Horton, Coyne Development Corporation, Diversey, Inc., First Foundation Bank, Frome Family Foundation, Grant Thornton, LLP, Oracle Netsuite, Home Depot Pro Institutional, Papé Material Handling, Newmark Knight Frank, Oakley, Inc., Olympic Wire & Equipment, Inc., POMS, Proctor & Gamble Company, Rutan & Tucker, LLP, The Severson Family, Solar Energy Industries Association, LLC, So Cal Property Services, Talley & Company, Waste Management, Weintraub Tobin, Wells Fargo, and Wolfe & Wyman, LLP. Other event sponsors included Acme Display Fixture & Package, Canon, Inc., Diversey, Inc., Easton Pacific, FIVEPOINT, Georgia-Pacific, LLC, Health Net, Home Depot Pro,McDermott & Bull, and Proctor & Gamble Company. Libation sponsors included Surf City Still Works, LAVA Bloody Mary Mix, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Stella Artois, and Towne Park Brewery & Taproom and the wine sponsor was Talley & Company.

About Goodwill of Orange County
Goodwill helps people who are facing barriers to find and keep jobs, which provides purpose, pride, and dignity. Founded on the belief that every person should have the opportunity to achieve the independence that work provides, Goodwill is most recognized for being the conduit where donated goods are sold in America’s favorite thrift stores to generate the revenue that provides the services to those who face employment challenges. Goodwill of Orange County, now in its 95thyear, has supported hundreds of thousands of Orange County residents since its inception by creating and providing quality training and employment services to empower its program participants to be productive and independent. The nonprofit organization has dozens of programs that support this effort, including theGoodwill Rogers A. Severson Fitness & Technology Center,Orange County’s only facility specially designed for people suffering from chronic illnesses and physical disabilities; its global approach to serving veterans and their families, Goodwill of Orange County Tierney Center for Veteran Services, which helps former service members and their families find resources and services to meet and serve their unique needs, including housing, job placement, education, and wellness; and its Assistive Technology Exchange Center (ATEC), which provides access to more than 1,000 state-of-the-art technology devices for children and adults with disabilities. These are just a few of Goodwill of Orange County’s innovative programs that have served those facing barriers in Orange County for the past nine decades. To learn more about Goodwill of Orange County, visit

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