Golf Classic Brings in $120,000

By Nick Masuda   |   January 11, 2022
The North County Rape Crisis and Child Protection Center were one of three recipients of $40,000

The United Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara County, the North County Rape Crisis and Child Protection Center, and the Technology in Schools Program each received $40,000 as part of the 2021 Chumash Charity Golf Classic at Alisal River Course in Solvang.

The tournament returned after a one-year hiatus, with proceeds aiding funding for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation’s Technology in Schools Program, which provides grants for high-tech upgrades to local classrooms.

“After canceling our event in 2020, it was great to have an opportunity to come together, enjoy two great days of golf and raise funds for programs that help the vulnerable and underserved youth in our community,” said Kenneth Kahn, tribal chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, in a press release. “This year, we held a vote among our workforce to determine one of our event’s beneficiaries. Our employees chose the North County Rape Crisis and Child Protection Center. To include an organization that our workforce respects and supports made this donation even more special.”

The tribe’s Technology in Schools Program gives school administrators and faculty members the opportunity to apply for technology grant dollars to fund specific projects.

Grant recipients for the 2021-2022 school year are Los Olivos’ Dunn School, which received $15,000 to refresh its network infrastructure on its upper campus; Santa Ynez Valley Charter School, which received $9,000 to help cover the cost of 25 iPads and iPad covers to be used by its kindergarten through fourth-grade classes; and Santa Maria’s St. Louis de Montfort School, which was granted $15,000 to buy 49 Chromebooks for its Tech for Tikes program (serving transitional kindergarten and kindergarten classes) and its fifth-graders.

The deadline to apply for the 2022-2023 school year is April 30, 2022, and all applications must be submitted online at


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