Phil Trani golf tournament raises over $ 190,000 to support Long Beach boys and girls clubs – Press Telegram

The Sixth Annual Phil Trani Charity Golf Tournament raised over $ 190,000 to benefit the children of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach.

There was a full field of 160 golfers at the event, which was held earlier this month at El Dorado Golf Course. The winning quartet of the “Par or Better” tournament was the Curb-O-Let team of John Bianco, Mick Chislock and Kelsey and Brian Danaher.

Before setting off, participants enjoyed a delicious breakfast, consisting of breakfast burritos sponsored by The Grand. On the course, golfers had the opportunity to win hole-in-one prizes on three separate holes, the crown jewel being a Jeep Grand Cherokee, courtesy of Glenn Thomas Dodge Chrysler Jeep, and $ 10,000, courtesy of Diane Carmain.

Rick Lorenzen of Price Transfer fed the golfers by hosting the lunch. Sponsors in attendance were Phil Trani, Ancon, Shannon and Andy Meyers, Shangri-La Construction and Traffic Management

The post-tournament reception took place in the beautiful Shannon and Andy Meyers estate. Guests were treated to Phil’s legendary pot roast with all toppings, served by the staff at Trani’s Fine Dining and The Grand.

The evening’s live auction raised over $ 38,000, with Randy Gordon as the extraordinary auctioneer. The auction items included a Las Vegas weekend, featuring the Meyers’ private jet and hotel suites; a catered dining experience at the Meyers Estate; an African safari and a “Cruisin ‘Tikis” experience.

This year’s tournament was dedicated to the memory of Troy Hardin, who was one of the tournament’s biggest supporters. Don Rodriguez, CEO of the clubs, presented flowers to Nikki Hardin in memory of her husband.

Don thanked Phil Trani for his continued support, which was also recognized by Andy Meyers and former UCLA players Joe Cowen, Pat Cowen, James Washington and Cade McNown. They showed their appreciation by announcing that the updated gymnasium at the John C. and Alice Wallace / Petrolane Club will be named Phil Trani Gymnasium.

Phil, surrounded by the Trani and Hardin families, is surprised and upset. Rodriguez recalled that it was a fitting honor since Trani, a former member of the Boys & Girls Clubs, had a childhood memory of waiting outside his club until the doors were unlocked for he can play sports in the gymnasium and on the courts. His family couldn’t afford tennis shoes at the time, so he played in his socks.

Over the past six years, the tournament has raised over $ 540,000 to benefit the clubs’ current athletic programs, which serve more than 3,500 young members each year.

Seen on stage: Andy Meyers, Brian Holmen, Bruce and Jenny Patterson, Matt Simon, Max Hardin, Blake Hardin, Meghan Hardin Griffiths, Justin and Rhys Hardin, Matt Lovingier, Trent and Rick Bryson, Robert Renteria, Carlos Delherra, Brad Davis, Rick LaPierre, Mike and Andrea Gillespie, Phil Trani, Jr., Gary Cohee, John Bianco, Tim DeWeese, Tim Tadler and Paul Hennessey, Stu Ledme, Rainer Knippscheer, Pat Mahoney. Committee members included Co-Chairs Bruce Patterson and Seamus McDonald as well as Andy Meyers, Becky (Bob) Hinkle, David Walker, Graham Hebson, Mark Hebson, Marc (Anna) Platt, Mike Gillespie and Sandra Valle.

Tichenor clinic for children

“Building on the past; a step towards the future ”, the slogan of the Tichenor Clinic, could not be more fitting than for Tichenor’s 95th birthday. The event also celebrated the leadership and retirement of CEO Lori DeLaney, and featured her successor, Kathryn Miles.

There were about 75 guests at the Oct. 14 affair at the historic Rancho Los Alamitos. Current and past board members, community leaders, donors and friends were greeted by former clients of the Tichenor Clinic, who are now teenagers who have returned to volunteer in various clinic programs. , as a life learning group for young people. The guests enjoyed the Teak Catering dinner on the beautiful barns lawn, lit by the lights of the cafe.

Kathryn Miles and Lori DeLaney at the Tichenor Clinic for Children 95th Anniversary Event, October 14, 2021. (Courtesy Tichenor Children’s Clinic)

Press-Telegram columnist Rich Archbold opened the evening by sharing the background to the founding of the center by Adelaide Tichenor. It was especially meaningful to have such an important birthday at Florence Bixby’s Rancho. He noted the strong friendship between Bixby and Tichenor, the two women who were the driving force behind many Long Beach institutions.

City Councilor Daryl Supernaw presented a commendation from Long Beach City Council.

A short film paid tribute to Clinique Tichenor’s 95 years of service to the community and to the many people who have helped support its mission. Since its opening in 1926, the clinic has offered access to therapy at low cost, if not free, to children with disabilities. Always at the service of the greatest needs, the clinic transformed from an emergency room during the earthquake of 1933 to be the first polio treatment center for children at the opening, then at the operation of the city’s first bone bank.

Board Chair Lisa Carrick spoke about the clinic’s accomplishments under DeLaney’s tenure. DeLaney gave poignant reflections on his three decades with the clinic.

For info: The clinic is raising $ 95,000 this year in honor of its 95th anniversary. Donations can be made to

Seen on stage: Lori and Steve DeLaney, Chris Woodruff, Jaye Johnson, Susan and Steve Reischl, Mary Jorgensen, Marc Allmeroth and Petra Wilder-Smith, Victoria and Christina Wang, Judith Murphy, Karen Robes Meeks, Don and Lori Brault, Daphne Ching-Jackson and George Jackson, Kathie and Pat Mais, Dr William Wild, Dr Charles and Margaret Durnin, Nancy and Chuck Hegelheimer, Michele and Stan Wilkosz, Alison Reid, Tiffany Roberts, Rosalinda Garcia, Julia Taboada, Richard Mathis and Linda Tirabassi-Mathis, Donna and Robert DeWit, Linda Silver, Pat Archbold, Emory Chang, Sally Lane, Tony Gales, Kathryn Miles, Sandor and Deloris Mayuga, Mike and Lynne Driscoll, Lisa Carrick, Rosalie Rowe, Sandor Mayuga.

Rick Lorenzen celebrates his birthday Hugh Hefner style

Nearly 200 guests attended the recent birthday party for Lions Automobilia Foundation founder Rick Lorenzen.

In lieu of freebies, guests were asked to bring a toy for a child or gift cards in support of Rick’s favorite charity, “Honoring Our Fallen.” Laura Herzog is the instigator of this organization to support the families of soldiers who died while serving the country. .

The guests were escorted to the village hall by members of the Lions Club. The Lions Club Drag Strip has a special place in Rick’s memory – he grew up worshiping it. As a result, a showroom is a tribute to the Lions Club and is open to the public one day a week. One day a week, it is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., in support of the club’s foundation.

Laura Herzog, Rick and Kadee Lorenzen and Rick’s Playboy Themed Birthday Party. (Courtesy of the Lorenzen family)

The evening reproduced the “Playboy Club” of yesteryear, with Rick portraying Hugh Hefner, wearing a red velvet tuxedo jacket and casual sailor cap. Framed photos of Rick with famous celebrities were displayed as keepsakes in the huge party hall.

When the guests arrived, they were greeted by “rabbits”, who acted as hostesses. The music of Peter Wagner and Tom Bagley encouraged dancing. Jill’s Catering and Rossmoor Cakes provided meals.

Seen on site: Kadee Lorenzen (the party was his brainstorm), designer Jay Robinson, logistics assistant Lisa Garibaldi, Terri and Kenny Youngblood, Dana Rohrbacher, Doug Drummond, Doug and Freda Otto, Kathy and Dave Walker, actor John Zahn , Sofia Riley.

News of charitable social events can be sent to Shirley Wild at [email protected] or by fax to 562-594-9468. Please include a contact phone number. Send high resolution jpeg photos, as an attachment, to [email protected] and include the group name and individual IDs from the left. Call Shirley at 562-594-9468 for more information.

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