The John Tracy Clinic Invitational Golf Tournament on Monday, October 30, 2017, marked the first of JTC’s yearlong 75th Anniversary celebrations. To kick it off, some of the Clinic’s most influential supporters along with new friends took to the beautiful greens at Palos Verdes Golf Club (PVGC) to tee it up for children with hearing loss!
After a fabulous day on the course, the crowning moment of the evening was Johanna Appel, one of John Tracy Clinic’s amazing parents. She shared her story from the life-changing moment of finding out their second child was deaf to her exceptional experience at JTC. Johanna and her family have been with JTC since Juliette’s diagnosis. Johanna and her husband participated in our Parent-Infant Program and now Juliette is in John Tracy Clinic’s inclusive preschool where she is developing critical listening and spoken-language skills. Johanna conveyed her gratitude for how JTC’s staff continues to provide her family with hope, guidance, and encouragement to help Juliette and her family succeed.
The emotion of the dining room was captured by the one and only Zachary Krone of California Coast Auctions. The guests were entertained and inspired to give generously in support of JTC. The live auction included, but not limited to private vacation homes in Cabo San Lucas and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, a trip for two (2) to the 2018 Masters, in addition to a private cocktail party as one cruises Newport Bay with ten of her/his favorite people.
Due to the participation and support of the golfers, sponsors and dinner guests, the event raised more than $80,000 for JTC’s programs! Their support helps the Clinic continue to provide the invaluable services to the children and families who walk through the JTC’s doors on a daily basis. Families often arrive feeling afraid and alone, yet they leave feeling confident and empowered.
JTC is grateful to Eric Crabtree who took on the Chairmanship of this tournament with bold enthusiasm and engagement. The tournament would not have been as successful without Eric’s steadfast leadership. Thank you, Eric, committee members, staff, volunteers, sponsors and CGA golf consultants for a triumphant day of philanthropy.
John Tracy Clinic looks forward to celebrating and thanking you for supporting JTC for 75 years. Please stay tuned to our social media for other events during the year as John Tracy Clinic pays homage to its Hollywood roots and the excitement of what the next 75 years may bring.
Save the Date:
2018 John Tracy Clinic Invitational Golf Tournament
Monday, October 29, 2018
Palos Verdes Golf Club
John Tracy Clinic also extends a generous thank you to all of our sponsors who helped make the event possible: