November 15, 2022 | Katie Rogina
Spinitar, a Solutionz Inc. company, is proud to announce that the eighth annual Spinitar Golf for Hope raised a record-breaking $142,000 for City of Hope, Orange County, a non-profit cancer research facility that provides treatments and cures for life-threatening diseases.
On Monday, November 7th, 2022, Spinitar hosted a sold-out event that was attended by AV industry professionals, customers, family, and friends at Yorba Linda Country Club for a day of fun and fundraising. The special event is held each year on behalf of City of Hope and its efforts to bring hope and understanding to those impacted by cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses.
“After eight years and nearly $1 million raised, I am constantly inspired and humbled by the unmatched passion and commitment of our participants, sponsors, volunteers, and Spinitarians. Said Andy Ishii, Director of Corporate Philanthropy, at City of Hope. “Despite some ‘questionable’ weather, golfers showed up in full force and helped us set another record-breaking fundraising event.”
Guests in attendance got to participate in several contest holes, including a mega put, a closest-to-the-pin, and a longest-drive contest. Players also experienced a cannonball launcher and had their shot at winning a 2023 Jaguar F-PACE, sponsored by Rusnak Jaguar of Anaheim Hills. In addition to the contest opportunities, Crestron, a diamond sponsor, alongside Jay and Kris Rogina, held the Drive for Hope challenge which allowed golfers the chance to play from Rogina’s tee shot in exchange for a donation. The challenge was accepted by many, earning the charity $6,000.
Preceding the golf activities, guests attended a cocktail and dinner reception where special guest speaker, Todd Kennedy, talked about his experience living with Multiple Myeloma. Though the journey hasn’t been easy for Kennedy, he’s hopeful that through treatments such as immunotherapy, chemo, radiation, and a stem cell transplant, he’ll be able to get to the deepest remission level, until a cure is discovered.
As a part of the dinner reception, a raffle and silent auction were held. With more than $30,000 worth of donations from supporting businesses, guests could be the highest bidder or a lucky winner. Items varied from vacation getaways, beach bundles, sporting events, technology, beauty supplies, and more.
This year’s celebrity guest hosts were, Andy Buckley, best known for his role on The Office, JJ Thomas, a snowboard Olympic medalist and coach for the US Men’s Snowboard Team, and Toby Miller, a champion and rising snowboard phenomenon.
“Golf for Hope is always my favorite day of the year at Spinitar.” Said Jeff Irvin, Spinitar Founder, and Principal. “The synergy on the day of is remarkable and a clear testament to the impact cancer has had on so many people’s lives. It’s evident that our guests are just as passionate about finding a cure as we are and we’re so grateful for the continued support of our customers, partners, family, and friends.” Irvin said.
2022 Golf for Hope Sponsors
- Diamond: Crestron, Legrand AV, TD Synnex, PNC, Brian Chapman
- Platinum: Q-Sys, Barco, Epson
- Gold: NanoLumens, Shure
- Silver: Alliant, Data Technologies, Extron, Liberty AV Solutions, Sharp/NEC, Sonance, Varitronics
- Reception & Dinner: Christie Digital
- Hole-In-One: Rusnak, Jaguar Anaheim Hills
- Beverage Cart: Kramer, AVPro Edge
- Putting Contest: Biamp, Harman
- Longest Drive: Mindful Insurance Solutions, Inc.
Raffle and Auction Donors
Adriana Hernandez, Aquarium of the Pacific, Audio Geer, Biamp, Big Bear Ski Mountain Resort, BrightSign, Brighton, Business & Pleasure Co., Crestron, Descanso Restaurant, Epson, Fleetwood Furniture, Golf N’ Stuff, Harman, Hemlock Hat Co, Hollywood Wax Museum, In-N-Out, Island Inklash, Jay & Kris Rogina, Jax Bicycle Center, Jeff & Barbara Irvin, Katin USA, Laurie Sexton, Legrand AV, Liberty AV Solutions, Lowell Manufacturing Co, Mama’s Restaurant, Neil Mehta, Newline, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Picnic Makers, Planar, Poly, Portillo’s, Puesto, Raising Canes, Real Estate Experts, Renkus-Heinz, Sender One Climbing, Sharp NEC Display Solutions, Shure, Sonance, Sonic Foundry, Sound Marketing, Stance, State 31 Wines, SurgeX, Steve Lee, The Broad, The Huntington Library, Toby Miller, Vessel, Wheel Fun Rentals, Whitt Adams, WolfVision, Yorba Linda Country Club
Spinitar, a Solutionz company, is an APEX-certified international audiovisual integrator and member of the PSNI Global Alliance. Established in 1986 and headquartered in La Mirada, CA, Spinitar designs, builds, and supports high-performance work and learning environments throughout the world. For more information, visit https://www.spinitar.com.
About City of Hope
City of Hope's mission is to deliver the cures of tomorrow to the people who need them today. Founded in 1913, City of Hope has grown into one of the largest cancer research and treatment organizations in the U.S. and one of the leading research centers for diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses. As an independent, National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, City of Hope brings a uniquely integrated model to patients, spanning cancer care, research and development, academics and training, and innovation initiatives. Research and technology developed at City of Hope has been the basis for numerous breakthrough cancer medicines, as well as human synthetic insulin and monoclonal antibodies. A leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy, such as CAR T cell therapy, City of Hope’s personalized treatment protocols help advance cancer care throughout the world.
With a goal of expanding access to the latest discoveries and leading-edge care to more patients, families, and communities, City of Hope’s growing national system includes its main Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern California, a new cancer center in Orange County, California, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America. City of Hope’s affiliated family of organizations includes Translational Genomics Research Institute and AccessHope. For more information about City of Hope, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
About Solutionz, Inc
For over two decades, Solutionz, Inc. has delivered reliable, comprehensive, and best-in-class audio-visual systems to businesses across North America. From consultation to installation to grant advocacy to technical support and post-installation service, Solutionz has been recognized by industry experts as a leading A/V Integrator. Through organic growth and acquisitions, Solutionz continues to expand its geographic footprint to better serve the needs of Fortune 500 companies, law offices, healthcare providers, government agencies, education institutions, and more. For more information, visit: www.solutionzinc.com.