— Thousands of dollars raised for charity A Place Called Home —
Los Angeles CA, August 1, 2013 — The 2013 Recording Industry Golf Tournament (RIGT) was held Monday, June 24, 2013, at Malibu Country Club. The event was organized by seasoned event producer Karen Dunn of KMD Productions and benefited the music program at A Place Called Home, a dynamic community center and safe haven in South Central Los Angeles where underserved youth 8-21 years old are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well-being. GRAMMYA®-winning recording veterans Ed Cherney and Al Schmitt served as Honorary Co-Chairs for the afternoon’s festivities.
Honorary co-chair Al Schmitt stated, “It was a distinct honor to serve as co-chair for the RIGT. My colleagues in the industry work very hard most of the time, so it is fun to spend a day unwinding on the links. Karen Dunn put together a fantastic tournament with a great atmosphere, and it was all a very rewarding experience.”
Sponsors included Blue Sky, Avid, GC Pro, Sterling Audio, Dave Collins Mastering, Design FX Audio, JBL Professional, Lurssen Mastering, Ocean Way Studios, PreSonus, Record Plant, SAE Los Angeles, Shure, Sound Design Corporation, TransAudio Group, Clyne Media Inc., Vintage King Audio and Westlake Recording Studios. A Harley-Davidson motorcycle hole-in-one prize was provided by Bartels Harley-Davidson in Marina Del Rey.
Bryan Bradley, JBL President, noted, “JBL is proud to have been a sponsor of the RIGT. In addition to supporting a great cause in A Place Called Home, we had the opportunity to spend time with our friends and associates in the industry and interact in a laid-back environment. Karen put together an excellent event, and we’re looking forward to next year’s tournament.”
Approximately 100 players made the rounds following the day’s registration time, which included a putting contest, massages, coffee, Bloody Mary’s, mimosas, muffins, and a selection of swag. After 18 holes, 1st place was awarded to the team from Sybersound Records Inc. (Steve Graham, Gary Sexton, Wayne Lura, Rob Bourque); 2nd place was Westlake Recording Studios (Steve Burdick, Chris Clark, Ryan Anderson, Chris Spilfogel); and 3rd place went to GC Pro / Sterling Audio Team #1 (Mike Pendleton, Matt Speitel, Bill Hall, Ryan Hall). Spilfogel of the Westlake team also got the chance at the $1 million shootout but unfortunately did not make a winning shot. A special tequila cart proved to be very popular, as was the Mexican dinner buffet offered during the afternoon reception. Also featured during the reception was a live musical performance from 29 Live, a group of children from the A Place Called Home program.
“We were all extremely pleased with how the day’s activities played out,” stated event organizer Karen Dunn. “A great time was had by all, and we raised money for an important cause. We cannot wait for the next tournament, in June 2014.”
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About A Place Called Home
A Place Called Home (
) is a dynamic community center and safe haven in South Central Los Angeles where underserved youth 8-21 years old are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well-being. APCH provides support and opportunities that increase the likelihood that young people will stay in school, go on to higher education and viable jobs, and make a meaningful difference in their communities and the world. Music and recording are key components of the organization’s program offering, and the APCH youth band performs and records on a regular basis.
About KMD Productions
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, KMD Productions offers full-service event production across the US for businesses and individuals, providing a wide range of services needed to make events an overwhelming success. KMD Productions can handle all the details of your fundraiser, corporate function or trade show event. Whether you’re looking to launch a new product, get better brand recognition or raise money for your worthwhile charity, KMD Productions has the resources and experience to help you achieve your goals.
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Photo Caption 1: Leading members of the professional audio/recording community came out to support the Recording Industry Golf Tournament, which benefited L.A.-based charity A Place Called Home. Held on June 24, 2013, at the Malibu Country Club, the event raised thousands of dollars for the charity. Photo A© 2013 Paul Lester Photography.
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Photo Caption 2: The winning team, Sybersound Records Inc., at the Recording Industry Golf Tournament, which benefited L.A.-based charity A Place Called Home. The event was held on June 24, 2013, at the Malibu Country Club. Photo A© 2013 Paul Lester Photography.
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Photo Caption 3: Honorary co-chairs Ed Cherney (left) and Al Schmitt (right) at Recording Industry Golf Tournament, which benefited L.A.-based charity A Place Called Home. The event was held on June 24, 2013, at the Malibu Country Club. Photo A© 2013 Paul Lester Photography.