Caring for less fortunate neighbors is par for the course in Laguna.
The reopening of Aliso Creek Golf Course on Sunday raised funds to be donated to the Laguna Beach Relief and Resource Center for the survivors of the December Deluge. The proceeds included green fees, entries in a closest-to-the-pin contest, instruction sessions, Tee Box sponsorships and individual donations.
"The community really showed up," said J.D. Blashaw, golf operations manager.
Insurance broker John Campbell announced Wednesday that 186 golfers played the course the day it reopened and between $9,000 and $10,000 was raised, $2,100 of it from the Tee Box sponsors.
Campbell and his wife, Lu, collected $100 from 21 sponsors: Harry and Sue Bithell, Laguna Saloon, Marine Room, Dr. David Cler and Dr. Michael Cook, Bushard's Pharmacy, the Joe Jahraus Family, Sandpiper, Sorrento Grille, Pepper Tree Lane, Shirley Eramo, chiropractor Veronica Nice, George Heed and Marty Conlon, Ann and Charlie Quilter, Jim Lawler, Laguna Canyon Smog, Michael and Cheryl Kinsman, Homestead Escrow, The Termite Guy and Davis Law. Each of the sponsors will receive a plaque from the insurance agency to commemorate their contribution.