14th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Benefits Explore Ecology

Posted on Aug 18 by SEASONS Magazine

Courtesy Explore Ecology

Courtesy Explore Ecology

Every Summer, Martin Brown, owner of Area 5.1 and Kalyra Wineries, holds an Annual Charity Golf Tournament with the proceeds benefiting an organization or individual. This year, Brown has chosen Explore Ecology as the designated beneficiary of his 2016 tournament that takes place at the Glen Annie Golf Club (405 Glen Annie Rd.) on Friday, August 26, at noon.

“We love playing golf and we want to raise money and give back locally. We chose Explore Ecology because of the important work they do. We want others to know about their work, too,” says Brown.

Courtesy Explore Ecology

Courtesy Explore Ecology

To date, the Golf Tournament has raised over $100,000 for local charities including Heal the Ocean, the Dream Foundation, and the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara. The Area 5.1 and Kalyra Golf Tournament has proven to be one of the most successful and relaxed philanthropic events in town. The atmosphere is friendly and low-key and Brown likes it that way. “We’ve been doing this for 14 years. On the golfing social calendar of Santa Barbara, the tournament has gained recognition as one of the most fun and relaxed fundraisers there is.”

The cost is $150 per player and includes golf, cart, competitions, on course food and beverages, a full BBQ dinner with wine, and prizes. Non-golfers are welcome to attend the dinner at 6 p.m. The evening’s festivities include a raffle and a silent auction. Tickets for the dinner only are $40 per person. Contact Brown at 805/770 – 7251 or info@a51wine.com to book teams and individual spots and purchase dinner tickets. Tickets and Entry Forms can also be picked up at the Area 5.1 Winery at 137 Anacapa St., Unit B.

Explore Ecology is an environmental education and arts nonprofit located in downtown Santa Barbara. Explore Ecology empowers people to protect and preserve the environment and inspires them to make smart choices that shape a better future. Explore Ecology programs include the Art From Scrap Creative ReUse Store and Gallery, Watershed Resource Center,  Flows to the Ocean Marine Debris Prevention Program, and School Gardens Program.  For more information, visit ExploreEcology.org.

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