Side by Side Golf Tournament Generates Funds to Support Youth

Side by Side Golf Tournament
Lee Ann Chernack, Bryan McDonald, Nikki Wood and Mac Cregan

Side by Side’s 2023 annual golf tournament, sponsored by the Bank of Marin, was held at the Meadow Club in Fairfax on June 26. The day included 18 holes of golf on the stunning course, at-hole games of chance, a barbecue lunch and hosted cocktail reception and dinner.

Couple at Side by Side Golf Tournament
Lorez and Andre Bailey

Attendees heard from Side by Side’s Dr. Christine Garcia and Bank of Marin’s CEO, Tim Myers. Rich Walcoff, former San Francisco 49ers sportscaster, served as emcee.

Dr. Christine Isana Garcia, executive director of Side by Side

A live auction,  and fund-a-need paddle raise provided financial support for Side by Side’s behavioral and mental health services throughout the Bay Area.

Mac Cregan, Nikki Wood, Lee Ann Chernack and Bryan McDonald

Side by Side was originally founded as an orphanage in 1895 and has been at the forefront of best practices in child welfare. Today, the organization serves nearly 2,000 youth ages 5 to 26 and their family members yearly in Marin, Alameda, Sonoma and Napa counties, providing behavioral and mental health services, early intervention in schools, LGBTQIA+ support, transitional housing for foster youth and special education.

Photos: Mimi Towle

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