LOS ANGELES (Aug. 16, 2016)The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation hosted its 16th annual Golf Classic at the Lakeside Golf Club to raise funds for programs that will benefit the youth and community of East Los Angeles. The Foundation annually hosts a boxing gym equipment donation, Thanksgiving dinner giveaway and holiday toy giveaway in addition to supporting the Oscar De La Hoy a Ánimo Charter High School, the Cecilia Gonzalez De La Hoya Cancer Center and the Oscar De La Hoya Labor and Delivery Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (both located at White Memorial Hospital in East Los Angeles).
Celebrities including Michael Pena (Ant-Man, The Martian, Fury, American Hustle), Andy Garcia(Max Steel, Ghostbusters, Ocean’s Twelve, Ocean’s Thirteen, The Godfather), Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo(Grammy Nominated International Recording Artist and radio personality), Garrett Hedlund (Pan, Tron, Unbroken, Country Strong), Rob Riggle (Dumb and Dumber To, Let’s Be Cops, The Internship, 21 Jump Street), Jorge Campos (retired Mexican soccer player), and Fernando Valenzuela (former Los Angeles Dodger) all joined De La Hoya at Lakeside Golf Club for a day of fun competition on the green.
“Giving back to my community is at the heart of what I do and every year I’m so thankful to our sponsors, guests and supporters that come out for a day of friendly competition at Lakeside Golf Club to raise funds for the many community programs The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation supports,” said Oscar De La Hoya, founder of the Foundation and Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions.
The 16th Annual Oscar De La Hoya Foundation Golf Classic was sponsored by, “Tecate, Born Bold,” Enlow & Associates, Barry Tickets, MGM Resorts International, California Municipal Finance Authority, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, White Memorial Hospital, HBO Sports, Alliance Radio Networks, the World Boxing Organization, Tobin Weintraub, AEG, Chapman, Bird & Tessler, Merrill Lynch, Clear Channel, Mercury, Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley, Fox Deportes, the World Boxing Council, Muchacha Salsa, Gaffer & Child, and Madison Square Garden.
About The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation:
In 1995, boxing superstar Oscar De La Hoya started his namesake Foundation to help improve the quality of life for the community in his hometown of East Los Angeles. Today, with the help many partners, the foundation serves thousands of people annually. The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation supports the Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School, the Cecilia Gonzalez De La Hoya Cancer Center and the Oscar De La Hoya Labor and Delivery Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (both located at White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles) as well as numerous after school programs that help guide young people toward leading positive lives and away from the circumstances of gang violence, juvenile delinquency and substance abuse.