Bay Area Rescue Mission’s 22nd golf tourney fundraiser set for May 8

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The 22nd Annual New Life Golf Tournament, an important fundraiser for the Bay Area Rescue Mission, a Richmond-based homeless services and resource center, is set to take place Monday, May 8.

The tournament, which is sponsored by Chevron, will take place at the Rossmoor Golf Course in Walnut Creek, with registration starting at 10 a.m., tee-off at noon and an awards banquet and dinner at 5 p.m.

Proceeds from the golf tournament “will allow us to provide life changing services over the next year specifically to underprivileged women and children,” said Rachel Spencer-Sims of the Bay Area Rescue Mission.

There has been an increased demand for her organization’s services, Spencer-Sims added.

See the flyer below for more information on how to participate in the golf tournament, which will include a delicious lunch catered by Bonehead’s Texas BBQ, numerous golf course activities, contests, prizes and a banquet catered by Dos Coyotes Border Café.

The Bay Area Rescue Mission launched in 1965 by serving 36 meals with a 12-bed shelter for the homeless. The group’s net of services has grown very wide since. Last year, the Rescue Mission served 788,850 meals to clients and neighbors and additionally provided 77,835 bed nights to men, women and children.


  1. My wife and I have tried so hard to volunteer with the Bay Area Rescue Mission, but our attempts have been hampered upon by the lack of cooperation from the organization. This is very disheartening! I had NO IDEA it was SO DIFFICULT to volunteer and try to help those in need! My initial thoughts are that this organization is TERRIBLE! I’m now reaching out to my local Church with hopes of starting our own outreach ministry. It’s a SHAME that the Bay Area Rescue Mission is conducting itself the way that they are! If they’re getting any type of government funding, they should be investigated for fraud!