In 1996, our dear friend Pete Leyva suggested Richardson & Richardson Construction introduce a company-sponsored golf tournament. We invited our employees, subcontractors, and suppliers to that first tournament, which was held on a cold and windy British Open kind of day. We even got some snowfall! Those first 25 players had such a great time that we decided this would be a perfect way to raise money for local charities, and so, the Richardson & Richardson Charity Classic was born!
How It All Started…
The 1998 tournament benefitted “Families for Children,” a service of the New Mexico Boys & Girls Ranches. The Ranches has been an institution in New Mexico for more than 70 years, providing faith-based services to at-risk youth, counseling for families, and a foster care organization. More than 30 teams participated that year and it’s only grown since. The tournaments have continued to be both fun and successful. In 2009 alone, we collected nearly $55,000 in donations! We have consistently experienced more support than we ever could have imagined back in 1996.
When our beloved friend Pete passed away in 2003, we decided to rename the tournament in his honor. Since then, the Pete Leyva Memorial Golf Tournament has been instrumental in benefitting the New Mexico Boys & Girls Ranches, contributing more than $500,000 since its inception. We’re proud to support the efforts of this fine organization. We hope you will join us at this upcoming event!
About The New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranches
Established as New Mexico Boys Ranch, Inc. in 1944, the organization has evolved into five divisions that promote opportunity and meaningful help for struggling children and their families. Its multi-denominational Christian programs offer kids a safe place to live, a personalized plan to address their needs and goals, and individualized education and counseling. The Ranches offers families help through services such as crisis management, family counseling and parent skills training.
The Ranches does not accept government funds or sponsorships from any national organization or church denomination. All contributions are a result of the generous support of private individuals, businesses, corporations, civic organizations, foundations and a variety of churches.
With your support of the Richardson & Richardson Charity Classic, The Ranches has helped thousands of kids and teens develop essential skills, make lasting connections and giving them a second chance toward a better future. Richardson & Richardson Construction is pleased to work with you to support this worthy organization!
Single Player $175/each – Includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, dinner, golf goodie bag and gifts. Afternoon flights only. Sign up a foursome!
As we work to Rekindle Hope in young people, your support is as valuable and important as is ever has been. While I can list a host of reasons, it really just comes down to how costly it is to care for children 24 hours a day, 330 days a year. As an organization, we generally:
-Serve over 30,000 meals each year
-Serve over 20,000 after school and before bed snacks each year
-Drive to town 300 times per year
-Attend 500 Dr. Appointments
-Attend 400 Dentist Appointments
-Attend 48 Church Services
-Supervise and Coach 10,000 hours of Vocational Training for
-Pay approx. $20,000 to kids for working at The Ranch
-Pay approx. $12,000 to kids for allowance to help them with necessities
-Don’t cost taxpayers a single red cent
While it is a lengthy list, it is just what we do. We care for other people’s children in an effort to help them to one day care for their own children in such a way that they will not need The Ranches and you will not need to support the raising of their children.
Thank you for your generous support!