The Fairway Partners partnered with Strikes for Kids to put on the First Annual Ryan Mathews Golf Tournament

About Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is a nonprofit, 475-bed pediatric-care facility dedicated to excellence in care, research and teaching. They are the only hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare and the region’s only designated pediatric trauma center. In partnership with the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, they are the region’s teaching hospital for the next generation of pediatric physicians. They are a major pediatric clinical research center, working in collaboration with world-renowned institutions, including UC San Diego, the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, The Scripps Research Institute, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

About The Trish & Ryan Mathews Door of Hope Chest
Trish & Ryan Mathews have a special place in their hearts for moms and kids who have been homeless. When Ryan was born, Trish was kicked out of her family home. Trish was only 16, but she took care of her infant as best she could. At night they would sleep in her car in a church parking lot. Trish often worked three jobs to support them, but she never gave up hope. She managed to make a new life and raise a happy, healthy and talented son. No matter how little they had, they always found a way to help others.

Homeless moms with children come to The Salvation Army Door of Hope to start a new life. When the moms successfully graduate, the Mathews’ Door of Hope Chest will provide them with some of the basics for their new apartments such as bedding, towels, dishes, cookware, within a designated shopping budget.

Trish and Ryan both remember how hard it was when they would have to move. Her job covered rent and food, but it was difficult to acquire necessities such as furniture and bedding, let alone a new set of dishes or blender. Trish and Ryan know how much it can mean to have new towels, a set of cookware or a Toy Story plastic cereal bowl.

About Strikes 4 Kids
Strikes 4 Kids plans to uphold its mission of youth enrichment by organizing charity golf and bowling events that will directly impact the lives of local community children by offering free access to these events for all children, as well as providing safe, non-violent options for interaction with other youth, as well as association with outstanding adult role models amongst the community. A portion of the proceeds will be used to purchase necessary goods for these children, such as backpacks, toys, and school supplies.

The Strikes 4 Kids nonprofit corporation is formed under the California State Statute, which is organized and shall be operated in accordance with the meaning and provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and the regulations issued thereunder.

The activities of Strikes for Kids will at times also benefit organizations, such as donating proceeds from such events to other local charities that provide services to the disadvantaged youth our events serve- such as local homeless shelters, Boys and Girls Clubs, children’s hospitals and other organizations that need assistance.