Mason-McDuffie plans charity golf tournament
Benefit to aid Huntington's disease research
Registrations and sponsorships are now being accepted for the fifth annual Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Charity golf tournament that will be held June27 at Diablo Country Club.
The tournament will benefit the Huntington's Disease Society and the Contra Costa Board of Realtors Scholarship Foundation. Previous Mason-McDuffie golf events have raised more than $40,000 for charities.
"This tournament allows our company to give back to charitable organizations that make a big difference to the people they serve," said Kaveh Sartipi, tournament chairman. "It aligns with our core values,"
Sartipi, manager of the Danville branch and company vice-president, is chairing the event for the third year.
Huntington's disease is a genetic disease passed from a parent to a child in which certain nerves in the brain degenerate. There is no known cure, but the society is funding research seeking both better treatments and an eventual cure.
Mason-McDuffie chose the Huntington's society after some of their associates told them about a friend who had the disease.
The Contra Costa Realtor's scholarship is designed for a college student who has been enrolled in a major in college that could lead to a career in real estate. A grade-point-average of 3.0 is required to apply for the scholarship.
The tournament will be a scramble format with a noon shotgun start. The country club features a traditional layout with small greens and huge old oak trees.
Entry fees include golf with a cart, lunch, tee prizes and dinner. Participants who enter before May 15 qualify for the early bird special of $195. Entries after that date are $225.
For further information, see www.masonmcduffiemortgage.com or call Sartipi at 708-7178.