STUDIO CITY ( — David I. Armendariz, Regional Director of the Orange County Special Olympics Southern California and Debi Anderson, OC athlete, bowler, gymnast and Global Messenger, visited the KCAL9 studios Monday to talk about their upcoming Golf event.

The 10th annual Columbus Day Drive will be held on Oct.14 at the beautiful Marbella Country Club in San Juan Capistrano.

Proceeds benefit the estimated 1,700 athletes in the Orange County region that train and compete annually.

For the fee of $250 per golfer (or $1,000 for a foursome), tournament participants will enjoy a great day  of golf including food and drink donated by In-N-Out Burger and a chance to win amazing prizes.

The event culminates with an inspiring dinner program featuring the 2013 Orange County Athlete of the Year, Josh Levine of the Irvine Eagles, a cocktail reception and silent auction, and athlete entertainment by Jay White of The Laguna Hills Hawks.

Those interested in participating are encouraged to visit to register.

A number of partnership opportunities are available ranging from $1,500 to $25,000.  Visit for details.

SOSC Orange County, which is one of the region’s largest organizations in the SOSC network, serving thousands of athletes at no charge to them or their family members.


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