BRAWLEY – The 4th Annual Justin Lofton Charity Golf Tournament was held Saturday, January 11th at the Del Rio Country Club with the award dinner at the Stockman’s Club of Imperial Valley.
Thirty-nine teams signed up for a chance to win prizes and help Lofton donate to the Boys and Girls Club of the Imperial Valley. Lofton, a professional NASCAR driver from Westmorland, has an annual golf tournament during his offseason to benefit the Boys and Girls Club. The tournament brings in close to $40,000 in donations to the local club.
The Lofton Foundation is a family affair with the Lofton clan pitching in to do every aspect of the charitable event, from prize donations, hole sponsors, promotion, to decorating.
Deanne Osborn, Lofton’s grandmother, says she is the official errand runner and cookie baker. She also manned the trailer, or hauler as she named the trailer that bore the image of her grandson, and sold his merchandise for him.
“Justin is always selling everything at giveaway prices,” Osborn said. “I have to make sure he doesn’t do that.”
Back at the Stockman’s Club, an army of more volunteers set up the silent auction, decorated tables, and displayed the awards for the night.
Country Western band Jason Michael Carroll supplied the night’s dancing and entertainment. The golfer’s entry packet included the dinner and dance, but the dinner /dance was open to the public.