RMJ Foundation Golf Classic Nets $75,000

RMJ Golf Classic winners
L-R: The 2019 Richard Myles Johnson Foundation/CU Direct Golf Classic’s winning foursome: Joe Cohen, Kamal Ahmed, Mike Lynch, and Ken Potter from Kinecta FCU.

On a cool and sunny day, 125 golfers took to the links at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, CA, to participate in this year's Richard Myles Johnson (RMJ) Foundation/CU Direct Golf Classic.

The Aug. 12 event—in which Ontario, CA-based CU Direct once again served as title sponsor—raised $75,000 for the state foundation for credit unions in California and Nevada.

For more photos of this year's event, click here

“The success of events such as this one helps us to fund the Foundation’s Bite of Reality program,” said RMJ Executive Director Tena Lozano. “The program provides youth with a taste of real-work financial realities in a fun, interactive manner. So far this year we’ve reached 16,500 young people throughout California and Nevada, and we’re on track to reach our goal of 28,000.”

L-R: Second-place winners was the foursome of Pat Mulvaney, Heri Garcia, Mike Starbuck, and Billy Hargus of Thinkwise CU.  


The tournament’s winning group came from Manhattan Beach, CA-based Kinecta Federal Credit Union: Kamal Ahmed, Joe Cohen, Mike Lynch, and Ken Potter. The foursome of Heri Garcia, Billy Hargus, Pat Mulvaney, and Mike Starbuck from San Bernardino, CA-based Thinkwise Credit Union came in second. In third place was the grouping of Ray Bartus, Ben Holguin, and Ray Leyva from Cerritos, CA-based POPA FCU.

L-R: In third place were Ben Holguin, Ray Bartus, and Ray Leyva of POPA FCU.  


In addition to CU Direct, other major sponsors were CO-OP Financial Services, CUNA Mutual, SchoolsFirst FCU, Catalyst Corporate FCU, PSCU, Fiserv, SRM Corp., Thinkwise CU, and Educational Employees CU. Champion sponsors were VISA, Kinecta FCU; University CU, Xceed Financial CU, and the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues. 

For more information about the RMJ Foundation, its Bite of Reality program, as well as more information on this year's Golf Classic, click here.

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