The Tom Sullivan Blind Children’s Center Golf Classic

Riviera Country Club
Riviera Country Club
Held Monday, May 14, 2018

2018 Photo Album

Special Events: John Hancock Insurance logo


The Tom Sullivan Blind Children’s Center Golf Classic

On Monday May 14, 2018, a full field of 124 golfers took to the fairways of the Riviera Country Club to raise funds for the Blind Children’s Center. Now in its 24th installment, this year’s Tom Sullivan Blind Children’s Center Golf Classic was the most successful yet. The event raised a net total of $282,426, a full $60,000 more than the previous best. John Hancock Insurance has been the title sponsor for the last seven years and we cannot thank them enough. Other key sponsors include the Windsong Trust, Lisa & Steve Hansen, Hoya Vision, Econ One, GTT, Paul Olsen/Go Fan Yourself, and ARES Management.
Jake Olson at USC
ESPN Video: Jake Olson realized a dream and suited up for his first game at USC.
This year’s guest of honor and Spirit of Light Awardee was University of Southern California long snapper, Jake Olson. Olson was diagnosed with retinoblastoma at 10 months-old, which rendered him completely blind by the age of 12. Olson never imagined he would achieve his dream of playing college football, but thanks to the mentorship of former head coach Pete Carroll, and current coach Clay Helton, he took the field against Western Michigan and completed a clean snap for a successful extra point.

Olson delivered a moving speech about pushing past limitations and proving that it is still possible to achieve your goals. Tom Sullivan graced the audience with a stirring vocal performance as well as a heartfelt speech about the impact of his own experience as a child when he had the great fortune of meeting Helen Keller. Building on that spirit of giving back, Sullivan has been a champion of the Center for nearly 30 years now.

Tom Sullivan, Golf Classic Honorary Chairman 2018
If you missed this year’s tournament, don’t worry! We will be back next year with another fantastic event to benefit the children and families at the Blind Children’s Center! Please click here for photos from this year’s event, our most successful yet!

Special Events Sponsors
Title Sponsor

John Hancock Insurance

Event Sponsors

Windsong Trust

Lisa & Steve Hansen

Paul Olsen

The Riviera Country Club
1250 Capri Drive
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

For more information, contact Laurie Headley, 323.664.2153 Ext 2342

All proceeds to benefit the Blind Children’s Center