Thursday , June 18, 2015

Chive On CA’s “Chive At Dive” Benefitting O.G.O.

SAN DIEGO, CA — June 18, 2015 — Coming together for a good cause, while having fun in the process. It seems to be the unspoken mantra for CHIVE Nation and in this case proceeds from an upcoming Southern California resort bash will aid combat-injured troops taking to the game of golf as a form of rehabilitation. 

Chive On CA—an official chapter of the lifestyle website—is hosting “CHIVE At Dive : Neon Nights” at Harrah’s Resort Southern California on Friday August, 7th, kicking off at 9:00 p.m. PT and going into the wee hours.

The San Diego-based chapter hosted a spirited event at Harrah’s in 2014, getting rowdy on the resort’s 400-foot lazy river, in order to raise monies for CHIVE Charities

This year’s proceeds will go to benefit Operation Game On; a charity run by Tony Perez, father to long-time PGA Tour professional Pat Perez.

The San Diego-based O.G.O. puts together intro-to-golf packages for military personnel suffering from physical and mental disabilities, by way of golf lessons by certified PGA instructors, a professional fitting session with PGA-qualified staff at TaylorMade’s “The Kingdom”, a brand new set of TaylorMade clubs, adidas golf apparel, as well as access to San Diego County courses at special discounted rates.

O.G.O. has also recently launched the WOW Program (Wives of Warriors), welcoming the strong women behind these heroic men into the rehabilitation process, helping them embrace golf, as well. 

The connection between O.G.O. and CHIVE On CA was made by Charlie Vazquez, an Army reservist, Staff Sergeant and a long-time “Chiver” who saw a natural fit between two solid groups. 

“Having seen theCHIVE community bring awareness and support to great causes over the years, it made it super-easy to pitch O.G.O. to the CHIVE on CA crew,” explained Vazquez, an O.G.O. student who began his lessons with the elder Perez and PGA professionals in mid-June. 
“Once I explained what the Perez foundation is doing to help wounded veterans move on from their injuries and to a place where they can start to enjoy life again, regardless of how big or small the setback, CHIVE Nation jumped at the opportunity to help.” 

Tickets for the event are expected to be on sale in the coming weeks and a room rate discount code will be made available for Chivers and other participants staying overnight at Harrah’s—which sounds like the smart play for this spirited bunch.

Friday’s festivities will be followed by Operation Game On’s 8th Annual Golf Classic at Morgan Run Golf Club in Rancho Sante Fe on Monday August 10th. At the time of this release, a handful of spots are still available for the laid back golf outing and banquet. 

For more on O.G.O. visit the official website as well as the 2014 tournament recap by theCHIVE, hosted on their military-themed site, theBRIGADE.

To RSVP for CHIVE On CA’s “CHIVE At Dive” via Facebook, click here.

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