Because Brittany wants to serve.
As part of her service, Brittany goes to the naval hospital once a week, each and every week. She visits the amputees.
A quadriplegic, born with cerebral palsy, Brittany pushes a special lever on her wheelchair with her right hand to “drive” down the long hospital hallway to find the next patient – perhaps someone who has lost an arm in combat, or a leg to an IED.
What does she say to them?
“I say that I love them. I say that God loves them. I say ‘Thank you for your service.'”
What do they say to her?
“Usually, they cry. But it’s a good cry.”
“Brittany has become someone we’d never dreamed she’d become,” says Kelly Barnson, Brittany’s mother. “And it’s because of Mountain Shadows. She has become an independent woman who has the ability to make choices in her life. The people at Mountain Shadows see her not as a woman with a disability, but as Brittany. Because of the care and opportunities provided by Mountain Shadows, she has the ability to dream, to soar!”
Because Brittany has no functional use of her body, other than limited use of her right hand, many might see her as someone in need. But Brittany’s mission in life is to help others.
“Doing things for others makes me feel good in my heart.”
As President of the Kiwanis-sponsored Aktion Club, she leads a group of disabled individuals committed to serving the community. As a leader in People First, an organization dedicated to empowering the disabled through self-advocacy, she inspires others to act. She donates her hair to Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to children suffering from hair loss due to cancer. She skis. She lives. She thrives. And so much more.
This is why we do it.
This is why, for the past 25 years, Mountain Shadows has hosted its premier fundraising event, the Annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament and Spa Experience. For Brittany, and all of the individuals we serve.
And we are able to serve them because of those who support us.
And that makes us feel good in our hearts.
So to all of our generous supporters, participants, donors, volunteers, committee members, and staff – for everything they did to make our 25th Annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament and Spa Experience a success, we say, “Thank you!”
Tournament Sponsors: Union Bank, Mountain View Services, Inc.
Open Sponsors: Ron’s Pharmacy Services, HUB International, Bel Air Investment Advisors
Dinner Sponsor: Golden West Management, Inc.
Donors: Coca-Cola, Jason Mraz, Pizza Port, Curves|Jenny Craig, AEG WorldWide, Dr. Brooner’s Magic Soaps, San Diego State, Easy Turf, Indian Joe Brewing, Melin Brand, Angels & Airwaves, Jägermeister, Booze Brothers Brewing Co., San Diego Museum of Man, Solace, Dolce at the Highlands, Susan Weller, Kimberly King, Jacqueline S. Felton, Shea Family, Kristen Weller, Rachel Marie Baxter, Carlos Ash, Tanya Joyner, Sean & Erin Amirkhiz, Eve Salis, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, La Jolla Shores Hotel, The New Children’s Museum, The Santaluz Club, Murder & Mayhem, Callaway, Body Beautiful Car Wash, Preston’s, Wine & Canvas, San Diego Rep., San Diego Padres, Romeo and Julieta Wine Bar, PRP Wine International, To The Stars, UVC International
Tee Sponsors: Union Bank, Mountain View Services, HUB International, Ron’s Pharmacy Services, Bel Air Investment Advisors, Golden West Management Inc., Ken Stern & Associates, Considine & Considine, Irwin Siegel Agency Inc., The Zenith, Family of Mickey Lawlor, Dr. Howard & Barbara Milstein-La Jolla Dermatology, Neal Stehly, CREA, LLC, Beyond Limits-Mountain Shadows.
Social Sponsors: Marshall & Yuko Hung Foundation, J. Serrato’s Landscaping, Golden Boy Mobility, John & Barbara Cambon, Ontario Refrigeration Services, Keven S. Harold, DDS Inc., Gerson Law Firm APC, San Ysidro Development Corporation, Phillip & Mary Joy Blackburn, Gerald D. Gamboni Trust, El Zarape Restaurant, Kimberly D. Blackwell, Janet H. Spain, Bruce Campbell, Todd Caporal, Jerry M. Olefsky, Patricia Alexander, Jay Clicksman, Joshua R. Kleeberger, Wallace & Diane Bowen, Donna Patane.
Fall Classic Committee:
Fred J. Lindahl III, Chair – Mountain Shadows Foundation
Terese Bittner-Vieaux – Mountain Shadows Support Group
Connie Corn – Mountain Shadows Foundation
Steven Cassidy – Mountain Shadows Support Group
Robert Chakarian – Chakarian & Associates, CPAs
Arlene Galvan – Mountain Shadows Support Group
Carol Haskin – Mountain Shadows Support Group
Brenda Kritser – Mountain Shadows Foundation
Dick Marrs – HUB International
John Martindale – Ailsa Capital, Inc.
Lisa Shea – Mountain Shadows Community Homes
James Swartout – Considine & Considine CPAs
Yuri Jacobo – Golden West Management, Inc.
Wade Wilde – Mountain Shadows Foundation
Golden Flight Club:
25th consecutive playing year:
Dan Marrs, John Martindale, Dutch Perry, Terry Trax and Don Vonk.
Tournament Winners: Ryan Chessman, Darren Poznick, Erik Quade, and Patrick McCarthy.