Grand Pacific Resorts has been an avid supporter of Christel House International since 1998, and continues to support the charity in several ways. Our biggest impact with the charity comes in the form of hosting the annual RCI Christel House Golf Tournament on the west coast, now in its fifteenth consecutive year. The tournament spans 11 golf courses across the U.S. and United Kingdom attracting 1,500 golfers supporting the mission to drive out poverty.

With 100 golfers participating at the Shadowridge Country Club in Vista, California, along with generous contributions from sponsors, a silent and live auction, and with the help of local San Diego news station 10News, Grand Pacific Resorts raised over $50,000 for Christel House International.

It’s not just the funds raised that we’re proud of but also the team of associate volunteers that help make this event possible year after year!

“It takes a village to raise a child” is a saying we take to heart when it comes to contributing to Christel House International’s mission of breaking the cycle of poverty by helping impoverished youth around the globe by providing them with education and tools to become leaders in their communities.

With the effort of 40 volunteers and the dedication of event organizer, Sharrie McIntosh, our associates came together from across our Southern California resorts and the Home Office to make the event a success. The fundraiser is a great way to make a difference and also a fun team building experience! From checking-in golfers, overseeing seven contests, along with running the raffle and silent auction, it’s the Grand Pacific Resorts team that proudly keeps it running smoothly each year through their BE EPIC spirit!

“Grand Pacific Resorts has hosted the California tournament site of the Christel House Open since 2005” said Christel DeHaan, Christel House International Founder and CEO. “We are enormously grateful to Grand Pacific Resorts and its associates for their dedication and commitment to making the world a better place. The lives of many children and their families are significantly better as a result.”