Golfing for a Better Life

x_golfclassic3The Toby Wells Foundation will hold its 17th Annual Toby Wells & Craig Castaneda Golf Classic on June 8 at the Barona Creek Golf Club in Lakeside. The tournament is the foundation’s primary fundraising tool to fund all of the programs that provide support to hundreds of underprivileged children and neglected animals throughout San Diego County and other parts of Southern California.

The Toby Wells Foundation was first established after Adrienne Wells and April West began searching for ways to raise funds and awareness and honor the memory of their brother Toby, who died 18 years ago from medical complications after paralysis from a swimming accident.

Date: June 8
Time: 12 p.m.
Location: Barona Creek Golf Club
1932 Wildcat Canyon Rd. Lakeside, CA 92040


The tournament began shortly after the foundation’s establishment, when the Wells family purchased a 300-acre ranch called Blue Apple Ranch. The ranch is populated with several types of rescued animals who are cared for by disenfranchised and disabled children. Toby was known for his love of animals and frequently rescued dogs in animal shelters.

x_golfclassic4Proceeds from the tournament will go to funding a one-day, outdoor afternoon of fun for 250 local foster youth through the nonprofit Voices for Children, field trips for children of military households through the Armed Services YMCA, a work-readiness internship for foster youth at San Pasqual Academy and at-risk youth from Abraxas High School and Warner Springs High School, a holiday shopping spree for Polinsky Children’s Center and the Armed Services YMCA whereby each child receives a $200 gift card to WalMart, and assisting in caring for Blue Apple Ranch’s rescued animals.

For more information about the foundation or to buy tickets to the tournament visit