The First Annual ‘Try Not to Suck’ at the Beach Celebrity Golf Classic did NOT suck for attendees, partners, donors and beneficiaries – including four Anaheim Police Officers
Twenty-five fivesomes, including two dozen former Angels and a some very special guests, made the First “Try Not to Suck at the Beach” Golf Classic benefiting Joe and Jaye Maddon’s Respect 90 Foundation a heavenly experience.
There were two MLB Rookies-of-the-Year, an MVP and five other all-stars enjoying the day at Newport Beach Country Club with generous donors and four members of the Anaheim Police Department who were guests of Respect 90.
“We had a blast,” said Anaheim Chief of Police Jorge Cisneros. “It’s always good to get out from under the day-to-day work routine and it’s really great to take a break with people who really care about our community.”
Sargent Ryan Schmidt agreed. “I grew up watching a lot of these guys play so this was really a special day for me. Everything about it was awesome.”
Among the former Angels swinging a club were Fred Lynn, Tim Salmon, Wally Joyner, Chuck Finley, Mark Trumbo, Doug DeCinces and Mark Gubicza.
“It was overwhelming to see so many former Angels,” said Maddon. “Normally we only see each other at funerals or weddings. This was such an impressive turnout and something we need to keep alive.”
Plans are already underway for next year’s tournament.