About Our Auction - The Gondo Golf Classic
This past year we were able to hold our in person event and raise more money using this online platform for our auction. We are looking forward to hosting the 29th annual Gondo Golf Classic on June 19, 2023 at Sunset Hills Country Club. After golf, the nearly 120 golfers, guests, and volunteers—alumni, teachers, and community members—will sit down together for dinner, an awards presentation and results of the raffle and auction. There are many ways you can help make the Gondo a success, including playing in the tournament, sponsoring a group of students to play in the event, sponsoring a tee or hole, donating a prize for the raffle or simply making a cash donation. All help is appreciated. The Gondo is organized by a diverse group made up of current and former Venice High teachers, administrators, students, parents, and coaches.
On behalf of those volunteers and the students of Venice High School we thank you for your support. This is truly a volunteer run event with all proceeds going directly to support student activities and of course to keep the golf team supported at Venice High School.
About The Gondolier Booster's Golf Class Fundraiser
The Gondo Golf Tournament has been held every year for the last twenty-nine years apart from 2020, the Covid 19 Pandemic year. Coach Myra Einberg had the idea to organize a golf tournament to raise money for Venice High School. Myra recruited teachers Bill Fairbanks, Jim Blackwood, Sharon Gebhart, Amy Shimizu, and Jan Davis to assist with organizing and running the tournament. In those first years, the tournament was in February on President’s Day but after a few tournaments of inclement weather, the decision was made to move the tournament to June. Over the years, we have held the tournament at the Malibu Country Club, Calabasas Country Club, Montebello Country Club, Robinson Ranch Golf Club, Sand Canyon Country Club and currently the Gondo Golf Classic is at Sunset Hills Country Club in Thousand Oaks. The golf Classic resumes this year with some changes to protect everyone’s health and safety.
Over the years, we have raised enough money to fund several projects and provide extra funding to many of our athletic teams, clubs, and programs. The golf tournament has provided funding towards the following projects/groups:
Motorized the bleachers in the West gym
Yearly green fees for the golf teams
Equipment/supplies for the Sports Medicine Academy
Additional funding for all the Venice High athletic teams
Provided championship banners to be installed in the West Gym
Banners on Venice Boulevard
Funding to support the Venice High School Musicals and Plays
New Band Uniforms
The Gondo Classic has also become an annual event that many Venice Alumni look forward to so that they can get together with friends, play golf and support Venice High School. We have some golfers that have been with us since the beginning and many new players come on board each year. Even if you do not play golf, you are more than welcomed to sponsor a tee/hole or make a general donation. Our original tournament committee has lost some beloved members, but we are fortunate to have members such as Jasmine Jaffe, Brian Bleser, Kevin Behrendt, Margo Oku, Nikki Gilbert, and Alex Galvan. We encourage you to sign up for this year’s Gondo Golf Classic which will take place on Monday, June 19, 2023 at the Sunset Hills Country Club or send a donation at (http://gondogolfclassic.org). Thank you for helping to make this Venice tradition a success by once again supporting the Gondo Golf Classic.
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