On a cold but beautiful day, the 25th Annual Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe Golf Classic took place at Edgewood Tahoe. For 25 years Edgewood has been playing host to our charity tournament. In addition to the course, Edgewood provides the carts, food, and beverages 100% free of charge to the Club, at an estimated value of $25,000 each year. Add to the money that we have raised from the event, this equals an estimated $1.5 million in assistance to the Club over the quarter century.
The Club is all about brave and bold new steps these days. Last year it was our supper program, in a couple of years it will be a brand new building, and today it is switching our Golf Classic silent auction to being ONLINE!
Five years ago the Club had an average daily attendance of around 50 at our main site and approximately 30 at Bijou. Fast forward to today and we have an average daily attendance of over 300 a day across both sites. An improved Club experience, better programs, great staff and the low cost of membership have made the Club very popular. Tahoe is also a working community, and the majority of our families need after-school care due to their work schedule.
Let's plan ahead for germ season. Back to school is so exciting; new teachers, new friends, maybe a new school. But there is a downside to everyone reconvening together - and that is germs. The kids took a whole school year to build up their immunity and then over the summer met new people and went to new places with different germs. And now, before too soon, the familiar back to school coughs and colds will start.