Livermore Refuge for the Homeless
“Golf Classic Invitational”

Golf Classic Invitational

3100 Martingale Drive
Danville, CA, US, 94506-5000

Monday, September 17, 2018

10:00 Check In
12:00 pm Shotgun start
5:30-6:30 pm Cocktails
6:30-8:30 pm Dinner Reception

Dinner

Blackhawk Country Club
599 Blackhawk Club Drive, Danville, California 94506
(925) 736-6500
About The Event
About The Event
The Livermore Homeless Refuge Golf Classic Invitational is the Premier Amateur Golf Event for Charity brought to you by Aloha Kiss Fundraising Council. All benefits go to support individuals who find themselves in a homeless situation.

Livermore Homeless Refuge
Livermore Homeless Refuge
The Livermore Homeless Refuge (LHR) was created10 years ago to assist individuals who find themselves in a homeless situation. LHR is a partnership between four Livermore churches:

Asbury United Methodist Church
Tri Valley Church of Christ
1st Presbyterian Church
Holy Cross Lutheran Church 
LHR uses faith based communities to provide this service to the homeless but does not segregate on the basis race creed color religion. 
Sources of funding come from individuals, faith based communities and the general public. At this time LHR does not receive any funding from local, county, state or federal government sources.
LHR uses faith based communities to provide this service to the homeless but does not segregate on the basis race creed color religion. 
Sources of funding come from individuals, faith based communities and the general public. At this time LHR does not receive any funding from local, county, state or federal government sources.
Our Story on How we Got Started
Our Story on How we Got Started
Aloha Kiss was started 10 years ago. I had lost my job and knew I would be going through a difficult period especially because I lost my job during the downturn in the economy back in 2008. I thought to myself I needed to do something constructive so I wouldn’t go into depression or feel sorry for myself and whatever it is I was going to do can’t cost a lot of money. I know how to crochet so I started making hats.
On an airplane ride back from Los Angeles to my home in Northern California I was sitting next to the senator from Los Angeles and he asked me what I was doing and I told him I was making a hat. He asked me who was I making the hat for and I said I didn’t know. He reminded me to remember the men and women in the Armed Forces serving our country. Very shortly after I came in touch with Blue Star moms and started donating hats to them. The first year I only made 179 hats and today I personally make 1500 hats annually and my production is augmented by the Danville Girls Scout troop who also help me to make hats.
For several years I only made an annual delivery at Christmas. I picked up a couple of other nonprofit organizations to donate to including an abused women and children shelter, domestic violence shelter and churches who assist the homeless. I began to realize my hat wasn’t really enough so I started reaching out to my neighbors for help and they have been my biggest resource of the donations I make. I also began to realize I had to start making both a summer and winter delivery because the donations I received were a mixture of winter and summer clothes.

My goal was to always add at least one more organization every year and last June I called on the Livermore Refuge for the Homeless. I met Donna and Bob Mckenzie who basically run the refuge 365 days a year. They take no holidays and during the winter months they work by day and at night supervise the homeless who are sleeping in the shelters.

The Mckenzie‘s and I pretty much bonded immediately because our hearts are in the same place. Because of their proximity to where I live, I started going to see them every two weeks and making deliveries to them. The more I visited with them the more I understood the challenges they faced. For example they have to move every three weeks because they cannot be in any one place more than four weeks or they become permanent residents which has tax ramifications. Another challenge is their needs are beyond clothing and food. For examples, their needs include women hygiene products, baby diapers, occasionally they’ll need beds and in the winter they need sleeping bags for the shelters and they need the resources to buy those things. They completely rely on those who support them by their monetary donations. They receive no public or government assistance.

I wanted to do more to help their cause which is how I came up with the idea of a golf tournament. For the participants it’s a day of fun while at the same time they are giving back to such a wonderful cause.
Most people looking at the Aloha Kiss logo think it is a hibiscus flower native to the Hawaiian islands but it’s not. It is a group of people holding hands. The motto of Aloha Kiss is to always lend a helping hand.
From our hearts to yours with an Aloha Kiss!
24
Hours
1
Great Cause
140
Golfers
3
Events
Founders
Enjoy full day of golfing and dinner reception with friends and supporters.
Michael Williams
Event Coordinator
 Founder of ESA Events
Donna & Bob
Founder
Founders of Livermore 
Homeless Refuge
Alice Kong
Founder
Founder of Aloha Kiss
Donna & Bob
Founder
Founders of Livermore 
Homeless Refuge
Alice Kong
Founder
Founder of Aloha Kiss
Michael Williams
Event Coordinator
 Founder of ESA Events
Schedule
Monday, September 17, 2018
Let the Game Begin
Shotgun Start

Blackhawk Country Club          12:00 PM

Players will pick up team assignments and scorecards at Check in at 10:00am. All players must check in prior to shotgun start at 12:00pm.

Dinner Reception

Blackhawk Country Club           6:30 PM

Enjoy some downtime and relaxing dinner at the
Blackhawk Country Club. 



Our Sponsors
We want to thank our sponsors for helping support this event and supporting individuals who find
themselves in a homeless situation. Learn more how you can sponsor this event.
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Livermore Homeless Refuge
Golf Classic Invitational
Blackhawk Country Club
599 Blackhawk Club Drive,
Danville, California 94506
Call us at 770-335-3409
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