Team Cholla raises over $55,000 for BGCT at 10th annual golf tournament

A large group of men and women are smiling for the camera and holding a large-format check. The golf course, mountains, and blue sky are in the background.
Team Cholla presents a check to BGCT, the proceeds from its 10th annual golf tournament.

The 10th annual Cholla Foundation golf tournament raised $55,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson on February 17 — for a total of more than $465,000 since the event began. 

What started as a small gathering of friends hosted by Tucson winter resident and philanthropist Tim Meyer to raise money for charities serving children has grown into a full-blown annual tournament with more than 30 teams. 

Affectionately known as Team Cholla, the group of friends raised an additional $8,000 this year through a silent auction, and they obtained golf cart sponsorships to help support the tournament (please see the sponsors below). Teams of four competed over 18 holes at the Arizona National Golf Course.  

In the past 10 years, the benefit that became the 501(c)3 charitable organization Cholla Foundation has raised more than $465,000 for BGCT. In recognition of the remarkable generosity and growth of this event, Tim and his wife, Diane, were awarded BGCT’s highest honor in 2021: the Click for Kids award, recognizing an individual or couple who has had a powerful impact on the children BGCT serves. 

“We could not be more grateful and appreciative for all the hard work Tim, Diane and Team Cholla have put in over the past 10 years to support Tucson’s children and the work we do at Boys & Girls Clubs,” says Denise Watters, BGCT CEO. “Their donations have helped fund countless programs and services, and we hope to continue to partner with them for as long as Team Cholla keeps golfing!” 

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