COSTA MESA — The Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce and the Central Orange Coast YMCA in Newport Beach are gearing up for their annual golf tournament at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Costa Mesa Country Club.
The 14th annual Costa Mesa Chamber Community Golf Classic is the chamber's main fundraising event
"Because of the economy, we decided to partner with the YMCA," Ed Fawcett, the chamber's president and chief executive said of the decision made two years ago."I thought it would be a great opportunity to fill up the entire tournament, and I still achieved my funding goals in dividing the revenues between us."
The golf classic's 132 spots have been filled. Each foursome must donate $1,000 to play.
"It's tough for one organization to fill up the tournament, but it's much easier for two because you expand your market segment," he said. "There's strong support for the YMCA and strong support for the Chamber of Commerce and the city."