CADA Announces First Annual Golf Classic

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CADA Announces First Annual Golf Classic
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Monday, June 7, 2021 - 10:00

The Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CADA) will hold its First Annual Golf Classic on Monday, June 7, 2021, at La Cumbre Country Club. All proceeds from the event will support the continued growth of CADA’s Mentor Program. Deckers Brands is the event’s Presentation Sponsor.

Event registration begins at 10 a.m., followed by a 12 p.m. Shotgun Start 18 Hole Texas Scramble. The day’s activities include a raffle (total items valued at over $10,000), and an awards ceremony and reception in the pool area. Registration fee includes golf, course contests, lunch, and reception.

There are still openings for golf foursomes ($1,500); and both Eagle (8 players/$5,000) and Birdie sponsors (4 players/$2,500), who receive event recognition. For more information, visit, or contact Mentor Program Director Lisa Gosdschan, [email protected], 805.722.1321.

About the Mentor Program
Now in its 17th year, the Mentor Program matches Santa Barbara County youth enrolled in third through eighth grade with caring adult mentors. Mentees are referred to CADA by school counselors and psychologists who have identified at-risk behaviors that can result in poor academic studies, social difficulties, and association with negative influences. Despite the constraints of the pandemic, the program is approaching 100 current mentor-mentee matches, many of which will continue beyond high school graduation and become life-long friendships. In July 2020, CADA welcomed 22 mentor/mentee matches from Family Service Agency’s former Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

According to CADA’s Executive Director, Scott Whiteley, Ph.D., “Having a mentor – particularly in such a challenging environment – can be a life-changing experience. The Mentor Program continues to evolve and find innovative ways to thrive. However, the need for mentors is rapidly growing, as more local youth and their families struggle with the ripple effect of challenges posed by the pandemic. Having a concerned, connected adult to spend time with can help a young person learn to avoid risky behaviors, develop critical self-improvement skills, and create achievable short and long-term goals.”

About the Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse (CADA)
Since 1949, CADA has delivered programs and services focused on educating, preventing, and treating substance abuse and co-occurring conditions affecting youth, adults, and families in Santa Barbara County. The agency works in close partnership with local schools, law enforcement, health care organizations, businesses, other nonprofits, and the media. CADA services are available to anyone impacted by alcohol, drugs, and/or mental health concerns, without regard to gender, gender preference, age, race, ethnicity, or national origin. For more information, visit

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