Golf Tournament Benefits Our Community’s Children

Everyone in the community is invited to attend Swing Fore Hope Golf Classic on Friday, July 15, at Twin Oaks Golf Course in San Marcos, CA. The tournament, dinner and awards ceremony are being hosted by The Elizabeth Hospice, a nonprofit healthcare leader that provides medical and emotional support to patients and families facing the challenges associated with an advanced life-limiting illness and restores hope to children and adults who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Funds raised at this special event benefit the organization’s comprehensive Children’s Bereavement Program, which provides free grief support services for children and helps make it possible for them to have a brighter future.

Swing Fore Hope Golf Classic, with DAV (Disabled American Veterans) as Premier Sponsor, has a Shotgun Start at 1 pm. In addition to 18 holes on a championship golf course, tournament participants will enjoy lunch, on-course games, buffet dinner and awards ceremony.

“Children’s bereavement is more prevalent than many people realize, with one in five children experiencing the death of someone close to them by the age of 18,” said Sarah McSpadden, President & Chief Executive Officer of The Elizabeth Hospice. “Children who have lost a significant person in their lives are at risk of depression, anxiety and isolation which may lead to poor school attendance, lowered academic achievement, behavioral problems or substance abuse. But when their grief is addressed early, the risk of engagement in maladaptive lifestyle choices can be decreased. That’s why we offer a wide range of services to our community’s children who are grieving.”

Proceeds from Swing Fore Hope Golf Classic make it possible for The Elizabeth Hospice to offer children’s bereavement services free of charge to everyone in the community, including families who do not have an affiliation with The Elizabeth Hospice. These services include in-school grief support groups in school districts throughout San Diego County and Southwest Riverside County, peer grief support groups in our Children’s Bereavement Centers in Escondido and Mission Valley, Camp Spero, a summer bereavement camp, grief and loss training for educators and healthcare professionals, and crisis intervention for students and faculty.

Registration for Swing Fore Hope Golf Classic (tournament and dinner) is now open at

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, email or call Tylie Daniels at 760-796-3708.