TEMECULA, Calif – (October 5, 2022) – Once a year, kids don their favorite costumes and roam the streets with pillow cases and buckets in search of much-coveted candy. The scary thing for parents is what to do with the hoards of excess candy. This November, Pechanga Resort Casino offers parents an easy way to discard at least some of their children’s confection haul. In exchange for a bag or bucket of candy, Journey at Pechanga golf offers free golf lessons for kids ages three to 18. Pechanga donates the candy to be made into care packages for U.S. service members.
Each child who brings in a bucket or bag of candy to the Journey at Pechanga pro shop between October 31 and Tuesday, November 22 will receive a free golf lesson valued at $29 at Journey at Pechanga golf course. Donations benefit Operation Shoebox which sends care packages to U.S. troops stationed at home or abroad.
“Golf for Candy is something I look forward to every year,” said PGA Golf Professional and Journey Instructor Randy Chang. “It is such an incredible opportunity to not only help kids ignite their passion for golf while also being able to support our U.S. troops in the process. I am grateful to see it continues to grow every year and help more and more people.”
Candy donors’ parents may sign up to be contacted for the free golf lesson after depositing the candy at the Journey at Pechanga pro shop. Donors’ one free lesson will take place between November 28 and December 31 at Journey at Pechanga golf course. The Journey at Pechanga pro shop is open every day from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Kids receive instruction from PA coach Randy Chang and his team of PGA certified instructors. Each class consists of a warm-up period, golf swing mechanics and putting or chipping. Children receive time outdoors and the chance to grow their passion for golf while parents can rest easier knowing they’ve cleared out candy and sweets that would otherwise be eaten though the entire year.
This is Pechanga’s fifth year hosing Candy for Golf. More than 147 pounds of candy have been collected and shared with our country’s service personnel thanks to the initiative.
For more information, visit Pechanga.com/indulge/journey. To reach the Journey at Pechanga Pro Shop, call (951) 770-8210.