First published in the Aug. 20 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.
DocWalks4Animals, a nonprofit founded by Monica Metzdorf, a Glendale doctor, is hosting its second annual golf tournament on Friday, Sept. 9, at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena.
The 18-hole tournament this year will benefit the Wildlife Learning Center in Sylmar and go toward purchases of an ultrasound machine and other equipment. In addition to the golf course challenges, the event will also feature a banquet and silent auction.
Metzdorf founded the nonprofit in 2020 after walking 130 miles from the Los Angeles Zoo to the San Diego Safari Park and raised more than $15,000 from observers to help fund zoos and aquariums to feed their animals in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when those institutions were forced to close. The first golf tournament last year raised around $30,000, which was donated to the Wildlife Learning Center, International Bird Rescue and Pasadena Humane’s wildlife division.
Individual players must pay $250, while sponsorship opportunities ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to allow for foursomes. Supporters are also invited to attend the banquet without playing the tournament, for $75.
For additional information, visit docwalks4animals.org.