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26th Annual Golf Tournament benefiting Boys & Girls Club in San Clemente sells out!

SAN CLEMENTE, CA June 1, 2011 – Boys & Girls Club of the South Coast Area is pleased to announce that its upcoming 26th Annual Driving Dreams Golf Tournament presented by Sunstone Hotel Investors is sold out. The event is being held at San Clemente Golf Club on Friday, June 3rd.

Orange County based Sunstone Hotel Investors has agreed to serve as the presenting sponsor for this exciting day.   “Among the many corporate supporters we have for this event, we are especially grateful to Sunstone Hotel Investors for believing in our mission,” said tournament chairman Justin Scopaz of Ingram Micro who also serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors, “As we continue to climb out of the weakened economy, we hope the community will consider patronizing those businesses who support our youth - Sunstone is no exception, and they are certainly an advocate for our cause and our youth. Their support has allowed us to exceed last year’s total raised and to take this event to the next level.”

A full field of 144 players can expect contest games on holes, a live and silent auction, and a gourmet bacon-wrapped filet mignon awards dinner being held at the Irons in the Fire Clubhouse. Other major sponsors include RCC, Inc., Mission Hospital, RBF Consulting, The Roos Family and Wheenk! Physical Therapy.  The Club anticipates the event will generate over $70,000, an increase from last year.

“As our industry begins showing signs of rebound, we are very pleased to be able to give back to our community,” stated Bob Alter, Sunstone Hotel Investors’ CEO, “We have seen the great work of this organization for many years and this sponsorship is just another step toward our commitment to the Club, the kids they serve and the results that come from their exceptional mission to assist the families of our community.” 

Funds raised will help support the overall mission to enable all young people, especially those in need, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens and to sustain its quality after school and summer programming that focus on five core areas:  Character & Leadership, Education & Career, Health & Life Skills, Sports, Fitness & Recreation and The Arts.

About Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc.
Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (NYSE:SHO) is a lodging real estate investment trust (REIT) that, as of this date has interests in 33 hotels with an aggregate of 13,457 rooms primarily in the upper-upscale segment operated under nationally recognized brands such as Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton, Starwood and Fairmont.
About Boys & Girls Club of the South Coast Area
Located at 1304 Calle Valle, Boys & Girls Club of the South Coast Area, founded in 1967, is a non-profit, privately-funded 501(c)3 organization and depends on private donations and volunteers to accomplish its mission.  The Club annually serves some 1900 youth and is open M-F from 2-8pm.  To make a donation or to volunteer, contact the Boys & Girls Club office at 949.492.0376 or visit the Web site at

Teri Halliday
 Boys & Girls Club of the South Coast Area,
San Clemente, CA

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