The 15th annual Teo Villanueva Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Saturday, July 20, at Wildhorse Golf Club in Davis.
The Villanueva family sees the gathering as a “celebration of life,” a chance to catch up with old friends and a way to raise much-needed funding for the Teo Villanueva Memorial Scholarship — given each school year to a deserving Latino student at Davis High School.
Many longtime local residents remember how Villanueva was killed in a logging accident years ago, and how his parents, Richard and Luanna, and uncle Ralph Villanueva created the golf outing.
Last year, Teo’s father Richard — known as Dick to his many family and friends — died at 69 years of age.
While there are no plans to change the name of the tournament, or the end-of-year scholarship, Ralph Villanueva says putting together this year’s event has been a joy.
“We still have room for some golfers,” Villanueva says, adding that there will be a deli lunch served after golf — and nongolfers can purchase the meal and “hang out and have fun with old friends.”
The tournament — which in June supplied graduated DHS senior Jose Arzaluz with the grant — costs $65 per player. That includes a cart, range balls, greens fees and prizes afterward. Check-in is at 7 a.m. with tee times starting 30 minutes later.
Almost $25,000 has been raised by this tournament over the years, according to Villanueva.
The Villanueva family has more than 70 golfers registered and expects another 230-plus to get involved.
For additional information, or to enter the event, contact Ralph Villanueva at 916-285-6165. For those who won’t be playing but want to contribute to the scholarship fund, make checks out Teo Villanueva Memorial Scholarship and mail to 120 Rock House Circle-North, Sacramento, CA 95835.
Busy offseason for Trask
He was named the Delta Valley Conference Player of the Year, after the Davis High baseball team captured the league crown behind his sterling pitching, and Blue Devil Matt Trask has kept it going in a busy summer.
Coming off of a recent stint at the Georgia WWBC 18U national tournament — during which he pitched a three-hit shutout — Trask is headed to Long Beach for an August Perfect Game tournament.
NorCal Preps and Calhisports last week put Trask on their elite first teams, and the 6-3, 220-pound right-hander also was named to the Area Code squad.
Trask, who will be a senior at DHS, is committed to UCLA.
DHS football fundraiser
A couple of spots remain open for Saturday’s Blue Devil Football Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament.
A $50 donation gets you a seat at the fundraiser, which shuffles up and deals beginning at 7 p.m. Drinks, music and appetizers are all part of the buy-in.
According to Martha Bernauer, “there are great prizes” and anyone who wants in should call 530-304-4208 and reserve a spot, while they last.
Youth lacrosse camps
The Davis Lacrosse Association is offering summer boys and girls camps run by former high school and college head coaches Lorne Silverstein and Suzanne Isidor.
Designed for players of all skill levels in grades two through nine who are interested in developing and refining their playing skills, the camps will feature fun, focused instruction.
The events are sprinkled throughout the summer, with a boys beginning and intermediate camp running from 8 a.m. to noon July 15-18. A girls beginning and intermediate camp is set for Aug. 12-15 and the cost for each is $135.
Club officials announced recently that the July 15-18 camp will feature two days of focused goalie training from local goalie guru Alex Gannon, as well as focused session on conditioning and agility with sports science specialists from the Fitness Garage.
For advanced boys players, an Aug. 12-16 camp will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day and cost $260.
The deadline to register and guarantee placement on a fall AYSO team has been extended through Wednesday, according to organization officials.
Families can register now at www.eayso.org or at a walk-in event set for Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the AYSO building in Community Park behind the Stephens Branch Library.
All walk-in and mail-in registration fees are now $165 ($75 for under 5), and players who register at the walk-in event will be entered into a raffle for a free registration. A family that also applies to coach will receive an additional raffle ticket and the organization will pick three winners that night.
Families are asked to bring two copies of the printed registration form to the event, along with the fee (cash or check only) and a copy of the child’s birth certificate or passport if this is their first time playing with AYSO. Remember to electronically sign the online pre-registration and click the submit button before printing.
Mail-in registrants should send all of that paperwork to Davis AYSO, Attn: Fall Registration, P.O. Box 1602, Davis, CA 95617.