The Rancho Family YMCA’s “Swing Fore the Kids” Golf Tournament will take place Monday, May 13, 2013 at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The tournament, now in its 14th year, aims to raise funds to keep programs and services offered by Rancho Family YMCA affordable and also provide scholarships for children who want to participate but may not be able to afford it. Admission includes a round of golf at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, games during the rounds, silent and live auctions and a delicious dinner.

In 2012, the golf tournament raised more than $55,000. All funds provide scholarships to children to wish provide scholarships for summer camps, financial aid for membership for families who need it as well as provide inclusion aides for children who need special accommodations and wish to participate in programs offered.

Patrick Hanson, principal of Barney & Barney (Carmel Valley) and board member, Rancho Family YMCA, is the event chair. Sponsors for the 2013 “Swing Fore the Kids” Golf Tournament currently include Major Sponsor Thompson & Associates, a Private Wealth Advisory of Ameriprise Financial (Rancho Bernardo), and Supporting Sponsors Antac Pest Control (Kearny Mesa), and Barney & Barney (Carmel Valley).

Sponsorship opportunities are available and tournament registration is open. The staff and event committee are also seeking one of a kind items for silent and live auction. Tickets to the post-tournament awards dinner are also now available. Individual tickets are $50 each, $90 for couples. For registration information, please contact Karen Jackson at or call 858-484-8788.

About the Rancho Family YMCA

The Rancho Family YMCA is dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community by developing youth, encouraging healthy and active lifestyles and giving back as a socially responsible citizen. The branch serves more than 15,000 youth and families in the San Diego communities of 4S Ranch, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Del Sur, Mira Mesa, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Peñasquitos, Sabre Springs, Scripps Ranch, and Torrey Highlands. The branch provides programs for youth and active older adults, such as year round swim lessons and swim team, gymnastic classes and competitive teams, youth sports and sports leagues, martial arts, day camps, and Adventure Guides. The Rancho Family YMCA is led by Executive Director Mark Thompson and in 2013 will celebrate its 25th anniversary. For more information or to learn more about memberships and classes, visit or call 858-484-8788.