A golfer who makes a hole-in-one will win $10,000. This is the top prize at the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses (SPTOR) Golf Tournament. The event starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane.

Mamma’s Brick Oven Pizza at 710 Fair Oaks Avenue is sponsoring the prize. The company, which will soon move to a larger and newly renovated space at 1005-07 Fair Oaks Avenue,  wanted to offer this for one reason.

“SPTOR is an organization that brings our community together,” said Mamma’s owners Steve and Jamie Inzunza by email. “Often, traditions are the fabric that holds the community together, and the Rose Parade is the Granddaddy of them all.” 

“South Pasadena’s having the oldest self-built float reflects the city’s pride and eternal spirit of volunteerism,” they added.

Golfers can pre-register for the tournament for $90 each, and foursomes are $300. Registrations are due by June 10.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. the day of the event. Admission on the day of the event is $100 per player.

The ticket price includes lunch and a beverage at the Arroyo Seco Grill. Awards and drawings follow the tournament, according to the SPTOR Committee.

Sponsorships are available for $400 and $700. Each includes admission and lunch for golfers, raffle tickets, imprinting of a company’s name and address on tee signs and recognition in brochures and signage. Individual tee signs are $125.

All proceeds go toward South Pasadena’s float that will appear in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade January 1, 2020. Although all labor to build the float is volunteer, costs to construct and decorate it total approximately $100,000.

Fundraising will continue throughout the year with a classic car show along Mission Street and the traditional “Crunch Time” party December 29 at the War Memorial Building adjacent to the construction site.

For more information, contact Alan Vlacich, SPTOR Golf Chairman, at (626) 233-5570. Checks for pre-registration and sponsorships should be made payable to SPTOR and sent to the Chair at 625 Fair Oaks Avenue, Suite 158, South Pasadena, CA 91030.

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Sally Kilby, a South Pasadena resident, was City Clerk 2000-2013. Prior to that, she worked in health care as a nurse, medical librarian, advertising copywriter, writer and journal editor. She is involved in various community organizations. Her two grown children attended South Pasadena schools and work at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena.

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