Rod Carew Children's Golf Classic

rod carew supports pediatric cancer research foundationmonday, august 28th

pelican hill golf club


This Orange County favorite golf tournament has raised millions of dollars for pediatric cancer research thanks to the support of our host, Hall of Fame Baseball Great, Rod Carew.

2016 was the first year in 2 decades that Rod could not attend this special tournament in honor of his daughter’s memory. And boy was he missed by all! Thanks to a successful double transplant surgery and his rapid recovery, we are excited to commemorate this new chapter on life with Rod at the podium!


rene decker to be michelle carew spirit award recipientMichelle Carew Spirit Award

It is with great appreciation and respect that we also announce this year’s Michelle Carew Spirit Award recipient: Rene Decker with Powerstone Property Management! In just 7 years Rene and the Powerstone team have raised over $300,000 by successfully harnessing their relationships and resources to find a cure for pediatric cancer.

rod carew golf Schedule

The 22nd annual tournament will be held on Monday, August 28, 2017 at Pelican Hill Golf Club. The sell-out tournament will be played on both courses, with 288 golfers. A traditional foursome scramble will be played on one course, and a foursome select drive (Shamble) will be played on the other. With a shotgun start at 9:30 am, foursomes will join us for an 8:00 am registration call-time, breakfast, putting contest and our new favorite group photo opportunity. After the tournament play over 350 guests will enjoy a cocktail reception and silent auction at 3:30 pm, followed by our celebratory dinner beginning at 4:30 pm. Together we aim to do Rod and Michelle proud, by raising “a ton of money” for the most-deserving cancer population – children.

Get Involved

Please contact our Director of Special Events to learn more about how you or your organization might partner with us for this year’s event with the gift of sponsorship, gift in-kind donation, or auction donation to help raise much needed funds for pediatric cancer research. Erin Arreola can be reached directly at or (949) 859-6312.

thank you to our sponsors for making our kids your business!





underwriting sponsors


    • American Business Bank
    • Boroff & Co. Inc.
    • Brookfield Residential
    • Building Block Foundation Fund
    • Community Bank
    • Cox Castle & Nicholson
    • Cushman & Wakefield
    • Equity Office Properties
    • Fluidmaster
    • HBLA
    • Hughes Marino
    • Interior Office Solutions
    • J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc.
    • Jeff & Bonnie Dankberg
    • Jim Grant
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Koeller, Nebeker, Carlson, Haluck, LLP
    • Larry Montgomery
    • Lennar Corp.
    • Murray Company
    • Nestle
    • Orange Aluminum
    • ORION Property Partners
    • Porter Axelson Group / UBS
    • PowerStone Property Management
    • RD Olson
    • Savills Studley
    • Shlemmer Algaze Associates
    • Stream Realty Partners
    • SYSCO Riverside
    • The KOLL Company
    • John Weiner
    • Wells Fargo Bank

2016 Rod Carew Golf Classic Photo Album