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Kiwanis fund raiser benefitted anti-bullying program

May 22, 2013
On April 27, the Valley Center Kiwanis held their first fundraiser of the year, a Shotgun Golf Tournament at the Woods Valley Golf Course.

The purpose was to support the Rachel's Challenge Program in the Valley Center-Pauma Schools. Rachel's Challenge is an anti-bullying program seeking to motivate students to show acts of kindness and compassion.

Rachel was a student who died at Columbine, and her parents, after reading Rachel's diary, were inspired to start the program. Valley Center-Pauma has already started the program, but it requires ongoing funds. Kiwanis has committed to assist.

At the golf tourney, the prize for the golfer who made the longest and best drive (pictured) went to Kelley Moore who received a Callaway putter. The team with the lowest score called themselves Team Barona, though several members of it were from Pauma Valley. Their foursome won gift certificates to the Valley View buffet. Jeremy Cline on the Team Baron won a Callaway from the Chinese auction.

Kiwanis hopes to make this an annual event and hopes that other Valleyites will plan to participate in the future. They thanked the 18 businesses that sponsored a hole, where a sign of their business was displayed.

The fundraiser raised over $4,185.

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