- PRESS RELEASE -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 23, 2018
Carlton Blewett, city golf professional, (575) 910-9287
Bob Entrop, publicity chairman, 575-420-1619

PRESS RELEASE:
Entered as a Pro as well as a Pro-Senior, Mike Zaremba of Pueblo, Colorado, won both divisions in the Rotary Desert Sun Golf Classic, played Saturday and Sunday at the Nancy Lopez Golf Course at Spring River.  Zaremba shot 65 in round one and 70 in round two for a 135 total.  Ralph West of Phoenix also had a big payday, taking second with a 136 in the Pro-Senior division and tying for second in the Pro division; winning $4500.  Top amateur player was Joseph Haley of Roswell with a combined score of 137.  Theron Loving of Roswell carded his first career hole-in-one on Sunday at hole #4.  Complete scores are listed at desertsungolfclassic.com. 

The Rotary Desert Sun Golf Classic is an annual 36-hole, PGA-sanctioned, pro-am tournament.  During its 28-year history the tournament has raised almost $800,000 for charitable causes in Chaves County. This year’s beneficiaries are Los Pasitos Early Intervention Program for children’s evaluation and training equipment, and the Eastern New Mexico State Fair for new LED lighting the junior livestock parking area and Bob Crosby Arena. 

The “Sun Classic” is presented annually by the Roswell Rotary Club and the Pecos Valley Rotary Club.  Major sponsor of the event is Travis Hicks and Desert Sun Motors of Roswell. Scores of volunteers and sponsors make the event possible.


 

2018 BENEFICIARIES
ROTARY DESERT SUN GOLF CLASSIC


Diane Leven, Director of Los Pasitos, with 3-year-old twins Ayden and Adaleigh Chavez.

LOS PASITOS EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM
For evaluation and training equipment to identify children with
developmental delays.

Los Pasitos will be moving into the old Primm Drug building at 711 North Union which will be completely renovated.  The evaluation and training room is an important component of the new facility.  Los Pasitos serves about 200 children in Chaves County with mild to severe disabilities.


FFA and 4H kids in the Bob Crosby Area for the annual Calf Scramble.

EASTERN NEW MEXICO STATE FAIR
For new LED lighting in the Bob Crosby Rodeo Arena and the
Junior Livestock parking lot.

New lighting will make it safer for families using the dimly lit parking lot of the Junior Livestock Sale and improve the quality of events hosted in the historic Bob Crosby Arena.  The Junior Livestock Sale is now the biggest in the state. 
The Rodeo Arena hosts about a dozen events each year.

Both projects total about $30,00