February 6, 2016 10:17 pm

Los Cabos Children’s Foundation – The Spirit of Love, Joy and Service First up in 2016 is the Los Cabos Children’s Foundation’s (LCCF) “invitation only” Fred Duckett Challenge, this February 20, at the exclusive Tom Fazio course at Querencia. Celebrating its 10th year, “The Duckett” honors Fred Duckett, longtime Los Cabos leader, philanthropist and Querencia member who passed away in 2006. (Fred and Patty spent their 1952 honeymoon in Las Cruces on the East Cape, which led to their love of Los Cabos.) Today, the Duckett helps fund the LCCF’s three programs: The Spirit of Love Pediatric Congenital Heart Defects and Spirit of Joy Pediatric Cancer programs work in tandem with the Spirit of Service, which endows worthy nonprofits throughout our State, including 2015 grantees Amigos de Los Niños, Liga MAC, Red Autismo, Corazón de Niño, Friends of the Children, Sarahuaro, East Cape Health Center, Sudccai and Opening Hearts. As of 2015 year’s end, the LCCF has provided 68 open-heart surgeries and treated over 50 pediatric oncology patients since 2012. For information: LCCF Development Director Vanessa Figueroa at vanessa@loscaboschildren.org. www.loscaboschildren.org Los Cabos Humane Society Paws and Claws Golf Tournament at Palmilla Many visitors to Los Cabos aren’t aware that our local humane society is privately funded and relies solely on donations to provide “SPCA” services to our community. The Los Cabos Humane Society (LCHS) fills this role through its hardworking staff and a small cadre of dedicated volunteers, providing spay-neuter clinics, animal advocacy and rescue, education, and shelter for cats and dogs at its Cabo San Lucas Animal Center. This year’s Paw and Claws Golf Tournament, held at Palmilla since 2012, is tentatively set for April 3. Pre-sale tickets for this very popular event, which sold out last year, are on sale now. Paws and Claws includes a pre-tournament brunch and dinner at celebrity Chef Todd Chapman’s Don Sanchez in San Jose, plus 50% off on a second round of golf at Palmilla. Volunteers are always on course with adoptable dogs, which led to Palmilla Golf’s GM and PGA pro Jason Ballog and wife Carolyn’s adoption of Mike in 2012. For more information: Linda Aven at l.aven@shaw.ca www.loscaboshumanesociety.com Casa Hogar’s “Fore the Boys Golf Tournament” A quick look at Casa Hogar’s Facebook page at “Casa Hogar de Cabo San Lucas A.C.” shows just how dynamic this home for boys, orphaned and from troubled homes, has become since opening in the Cabo San Lucas Reforma neighborhood in early 2008. Smiling faces brighten the timeline, from fun field trips and sports to training programs, educational and medical triumphs and community service projects. Today, the home cares for 34 boys and youths up to 18 years of age. Along with 24-hour care, and a psychologist, the boys are also prepared for adoption or family reunification. Casa Hogar receives no government assistance and relies on private donations and fundraisers like its annual Gala and Fore the Boys Golf Tournament to meet operating expenses, and to realize its goal of building a home next door for girls and young women.  Casa Hogar’s Sixth Annual Gala Fundraiser is March 3 at Ventanas al Paraiso. For more information contact Executive Board Member Angie Castillo at amj1970@hotmail.com. www.casahogarcabo.com]]>