Submitted by the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Nearly 200 alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends of University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry recently gathered to show their support for the school's Kids in the Klinic Endowment as they enjoyed a round of golf at the Olympic Club.
The 14th annual Kids in the Klinic Golf Classic raised more than $80,000 to help fund dental care for children and families in need. Proceeds from the tournament and auction benefit the Kids in the Klinic Endowment, which focuses on dental care, education, and oral health prevention for socioeconomically disadvantaged children throughout northern California.
After a day on the course, golfers bid on silent auction items. Dinner was served followed by a live auction offering golf packages, fine dining opportunities, vacation stays, and more.
"So often parents are told they need dental care for their children, but can't afford treatment. This event allows us to provide the care that those kids need," commented Dr. Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr., Dean of the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. "What we do at this golf tournament is joining together to help the kids of our community while having some fun along the way."
Numerous corporate sponsors from the oral health care field and the wider Bay Area community contributed to the success of the event. Gold Sponsors were Invisalign and Tiret & Company CPAs. Silver Sponsors were, in alphabetical order, Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni, Bank of San Francisco, Delta Dental, KaVo Corporation, and Mitchell & Mitchell Insurance.
A short video clip of the event is on the school’s website.