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UMOM New Day Center 21st Annual Children's Charity Golf Event

What:  Join in on golf, cocktail reception, and a silent & live auction to benefit the homeless children & families of UMOM New Day Centers.

Where:  Gainey Ranch Golf Club
When:  May 5, 2006
Time:  6:00 PM
Beneficiary:  UMOM New Day Centers
EMCEE:  April Warnecke
Executive Director:  Darlene Newsom (CEO)
Speaker:  Chris Newton
Music:  Mariachi Corazon de Phoenix
Sponsors:  PLATINUM: Cigna HealthCare of Arizona; LUNCH: Kitchell; SHIRT: Best Western; ENTERTAINMENT: UnitedHealthCare; BREAKFAST: Clive Christian Scottsdale; MAJOR: Suncor; HOLE-IN-ONE: Aon Risk Management of Arizona; CORPORATE: AAA Arizona, Butte Office LLC, Fiserv Health, Health Net, Direct Alliance, Insight, Jack & Peggy Humphreys, Naumann Hobbs Material Handling, Pegasus Solutions, TeleTech, William Lyon Homes, Humana
Auctioneer:  Steve Passo
Special Thanks:  Antigua Sportswear, Shirt Provider; Michael Johnson, City of Phoenix District 8 Councilman; Art Effects, Framing & Matting
Information:  Nichole Churchill 602-889-0675
Board of Directors:  David Henderson, Jodi Bart, R. Chapin Bell, Mary Bullis, Larry Butler, Christine Clouse, George Diaz, Jennifer Dunn, Pam Gates, Chris Henderson, Brigitte Jordan-Mincks, Ed Lewis, Madeleine Lutz, Joan Morgan, Bob Morgan, Darlene Newsom, April Osborn, Laura Holly Pennington, Sharon Ragland, Michael Rooney, C. Bryan Ruth, Nancy Schofield, Carolyn Sechler, Marianne Shaffer, Pam Shelton, Barbara Speers, Jane Tews, David Warren, Kim Williams
Blacktie Photos by:  Diana Gunning

  Doug Parker, Andy McCain, Scott Caldwell


UMOM New Day Center 21st Annual Children's Charity Golf Event

By Myra Richman

Arizona's largest homeless shelter for families celebrated its 21st anniversary golf tournament and dinner at the Gainey Ranch Golf Club May 5th, for a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta.

More than 200 golfers from Valley corporations, including Cigna HealthCare of Arizona, Kitchell, Best Western, AAA Arizona, Aon of Arizona, Bryan Cave and Southwest Ambulance, played to benefit homeless children at UMOM.

April Warnecke of Channel 3 emceed the event and special visitors included City of Phoenix District 8 Councilman Michael Johnson, kids from UMOM and Chris Newton--the first college graduate from Thomas J. Pappas school. Proceeds from the tournament, silent auction and dinner will support UMOM New Day Centers.

"CIGNA HealthCare is very proud of our sponsorship of the UMOM Children's Charity Golf Tournament," said Jeff Terrill, president and general manager of CIGNA HealthCare of Arizona, the platinum sponsor of the tournament. "UMOM's mission is to provide those in need with food, shelter and tools to build a bridge to self sufficiency falls in line with CIGNA HealthCare's desire to improve the overall quality of life in the communities in which we do business."

UMOM New Day Centers has come to the aid of the community since 1964. Arizona's largest shelter for families, UMOM is a leader in the fight to break the cycle of homelessness. UMOM provides food, shelter and tools to build self-sufficiency, benefiting over 5,000 homeless residents each year. More than half of these residents are children.

For more information, visit or call 602-275-7852.

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