PGA Major Tour winners Corey Pavin and Jeff Sluman are coming to San Diego and teeing off, with the dogs! On Monday, November 4, the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) will host its second dog-friendly golf tournament at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club to raise funds for pets in need of life-saving veterinary care.
FACE is a nonprofit committed to preventing “economic euthanasia” in the San Diego community by providing financial grants for emergency veterinary surgeries and procedures. “FACE is about keeping families together and saving them from the heartbreak of losing a treasured pet,” says Pavin, who was the 2010 Captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup Team. He and Sluman have a combined total of 28 PGA and Champions Tour victories. Both have supported the foundation since its inception in 2006 and will play in the tournament with every foursome. “Knowing that FACE can help animals and pet owners in a time of crisis is so important,” says Sluman. “Anything I can do to help is my pleasure.”
After the tournament, players and guests will enjoy dinner, a live auction, and a Q&A session with Pavin and Sluman. Four-legged guests will be pampered and tended to by Pawtopia Dog Training. Proceeds will go toward FACE’s mission of saving pets and helping families in need. To date, the foundation has saved the lives of nearly 800 local pets and has granted over $1 million out into the community. “We are a small nonprofit with big dreams,” says Stacy Steel, FACE executive director. “We are dedicated to keeping families and their pets together.” (858.450.3223, www.face4pets.org)