Message from J.J. Johnson Foundation:
The J.J. Johnson Foundation, a nonprofit founded in 2004, presents the inaugural J.J. Johnson Fundraising Golf Tournament, Banquet and Concert on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The tournament takes place at the beautiful Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon in Beaumont. The money raised will benefit and improve the living conditions for children around the world. In addition, the organization is now accepting monetary and clothing donations for Hurricane Harvey & Irma relief efforts, and a portion of the proceeds from the tournament will also benefit the hurricane victims.
The tournament and banquet cost per player is $150. Following the tournament at 2:30 p.m. is the Awards Banquet taking place at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa featuring a three-course menu with a choice of meat, poultry, seafood or a vegetarian dish, along with a cash bar. For those interested in attending the banquet and concert only the cost is $175, and for the concert only tickets are $75. Tournament players can purchase concert tickets for $75 as well.
This outdoor concert under the stars also takes place at the casino, at 8 p.m., and includes sumptuous appetizers while enjoying the performance of jazz recording artist Nicolas Bearde and Quartet. Bearde has a powerful presence in the contemporary jazz vocal mileu, with silky baritone sounds comparable to the likes of Johnny Hartman, Lou Rawls, and Joe Williams. He has 5 CD’s with Right Groove Records, and his most recent album release, “Invitation” in January 2016, rose quickly to the Top 20 on the Jazz Week Charts, garnering rave reviews at home and abroad. He is an original member of Bobby McFerrin’s innovative a cappella ensemble, “Voicestra.”
Sponsors of the event include Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, E1 Sport, Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon, CV Weekly, and Medical Center for Bone and Joint Disorders. Additional
sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting the J.J. Johnson Foundation at (909) 945-6971.
The Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon is located at 36211 Champions Drive in Beaumont and can be reached at (951) 845-0014. The tournament shotgun start time is 9 a.m. To register or to purchase banquet and concert tickets, please visit www.jjjohnsonfoundation.org.
For those interested in making donations for Hurricane Harvey relief, please contact the J.J. Johnson Foundation at (909) 945-6971. The J.J. Johnson Foundation’s mission is to provide humanitarian aid in the form of housing, nutrition, clean water, medical assistance, education and job skill training to domestic and international communities in need.