‘Mini-Golf for Good’ event is Sept. 2
By Emily Sorensen
Looking for a fun activity to do to beat the heat? Want to give back to the community while you do it?
Temple Adat Shalom’s Men’s Club is hosting Mini Golf for Good 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2 at the temple, 15905 Pomerado Road, Poway.
“It’ll be the wackiest and wildest miniature golf course North County has ever seen,” said event chair Rob Weinberg.
Unlike any miniature golf course you’ve ever seen before, Temple Adat Shalom’s course promises to be unique, as each hole is being sponsored and developed by a community group or business. There will be two 18-hole courses, with 28 holes inside the temple’s social hall and eight in the temple’s enclosed courtyard.
From 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., the event is family-friendly, while from 6 – 10 p.m., the event will be only for those over 21, with beer and wine for sale after 6 p.m.
The mini golf event will benefit Interfaith Community Services, which works to feed the hungry and house the homeless in North County, as well as the community garden jointly developed by Interfaith and Temple Adat Shalom, and the various community projects sponsored by Temple Adat Shalom’s Men’s Club. There will be a bin where non-perishable items can be dropped off for Interfaith’s food bank.
Though Temple Adat Shalom is hosting the event, a number of other churches and temples have volunteered to help set up and run the event, thanks to Interfaith Community Services getting the word out about the event to 60 area congregations.
Some of the businesses that will have holes at the event include Ace Tires, Pro Window Cleaning, Streeter Printing and Pomerado Newspapers. Some businesses have even purchased holes for other organizations that otherwise could not, including ResearchWorks, which purchased a hole for the Poway Fire Department to use in educating the public about fire safety and emergency preparedness.
Poway Deputy Mayor Jim Cunningham and City Council hopeful Steve Vaus will each be decorating a hole in order to reach out to the community.
In addition to mini golf, the event will also feature a silent auction, with some excellent items donated by the community, including a shirt signed by Mitt Romney, an ice cream cone a week from Ben & Jerry’s of Seaport Village, sailing, dinner and drinks for six from Shea Realty, and an annual family membership at the San Diego Children’s Museum.
There will also be a snack bar, provided by New York Bagel, and a beverage bar sponsored by Dream Design Builders.
Admission for the event will be $10 for adults, $5 for kids, with discounted replays available.
Weinberg is still accepting silent auctions items, which must be to him by Tuesday, Aug. 28. To contact Weinberg about silent auction items, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the event, visit www.minigolfforgood.org.
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