Deputies tee off for charity!

PALMDALE – More than 120 golfers came out Monday morning to raise funds for the 13th annual Don Self Integrity Golf Tournament.

The tournament was held at the Antelope Valley Country Club, where deputies and community members enjoyed a gorgeous day of golfing, while raising funds for the Don Self Scholarship program.

The program is spearheaded by the Palmdale Sheriff’s Boosters and provides scholarships for youth in the Antelope Valley.

The program began in 2000 after longtime AV Mall deputy, Don Self, lost his battle with cancer.

Before his passing, Self worked with troubled youths in the Antelope Valley. He believed that, through integrity, dignity, and credibility, youths could overcome their poor choices and still succeed.

Since the program’s inception, the Palmdale Sheriff’s Boosters have annually awarded scholarships to youths in the Antelope Valley that have graduated from continuation schools and been accepted into college programs.

Additionally, they have annually awarded scholarships to Highland High School graduates participating in law and government programs.

Recently, the Booster organization began awarding scholarships to Palmdale and Lancaster Sheriff’s Explorers in the name of Rylan Jernigan, a former explorer who was tragically killed in a car accident in 2009.

Scholarship recipients apply to the program by drafting essays about the three words – integrity, dignity, and credibility – and what the words mean to them.

The tournament has, over the years, placed a twist on many of the traditional golf tournament games, including a “Marshmallow Drive Contest” and a “Putting Contest” in which participants drive a marshmallow as far as they can and make relatively easy puts, while wearing impairment goggles.

These twists, and a truly noble cause, have allowed the tournament to gross nearly $30,000 this year to fund the scholarship program and other Booster community programs.

The Palmdale Sheriff Boosters would like to thank some of the many sponsors who make the tournament and scholarship program possible.

  • 6th Street Towing
  • Antelope Valley Chevy
  • Antelope Valley Harley
  • Birdies Driving Range
  • Robertson’s Palmdale Honda
  • Antelope Valley Nissan / Volkswagen
  • American Medical Response
  • W.A. Thompson
  • Palmdale Chamber of Commerce
  • Western Pacific Roofing
  • JCT
  • Monte Vista Building
  • KUZYK Law
  • Federal Building Services
  • Ten 8 Uniforms
  • Trauma Solutions
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Fry Chiropractic
  • Lancaster Beauty School
  • Antelope Valley Bank

(Information via press release from the Palmdale Station.)

  37 comments for “Deputies tee off for charity!

  1. really
    September 21, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Ace, since you are a completely incompetent investigator I took the liberty of finding this for you… JACKASS..
    For your records Palmdale Sheriff Boosters is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation (ID 95-4683976).

  2. legalize
    September 20, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    HEY AV TIMES!!! Why can’t I look at older comments anymore?

    • September 20, 2012 at 6:29 pm

      Done. Thanks for reading!!

      • legalize
        September 20, 2012 at 7:44 pm

        Thanks! you all r quick!

  3. Ace
    September 20, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Anonymous personal attacks? No problem. My comments hidden.

    Nice going Dillworth.

    Legitimate legal charities ARE registered.


    • really
      September 20, 2012 at 12:28 pm

      They sure are and if you werent such an inept fool you would find it. I did….

  4. Ace
    September 20, 2012 at 4:29 am

    I am not a cringing sneaking coward like you are however.

    The LASD is not above the law and should be held to a higher standard.


    • Concered
      September 20, 2012 at 7:50 am

      Great rebuttal Ace!!

      Guess that’s the best you could do since your point was totally disproved.


    • really
      September 20, 2012 at 9:21 am

      Look Johnny, Held to a higher standard implies there was wrong doing. It is a legitimate charity, so what is the higher standard? And I believe they do hold themselves to a higher standard, as evidenced by this story. As for the coward comment, I offered in the past to meet you any time any place. Your the coward that said why would I do that so you could threaten me. I would never threaten you but your lack of desire to meet face to face shows that you are in fact the coward. Hold yourself to a higher standard and actually accomplish something with your life…

  5. Concered
    September 19, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Never golfed a day in my life, once again Ace makes an assumption!

    He is so classically known for making a continual ass out of himself!


    • Tired of their ways
      September 20, 2012 at 10:31 am

      RE: ace…what else can you be but an ass…that’s why your family has turned their backs…your just not wanted anywhere…

  6. Quigley
    September 19, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Ace why do you obsess over bloggers not giving up their real names? Will that change how you respond…it shouldn’t, so what the hell is your gripe?

    • Concered
      September 19, 2012 at 4:43 pm

      For the same reason he won’t give up his!!


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