Ex-USC football players join fundraising golf tournament for Olive Crest

A fundraising golf tournament featuring former USC football players raised more than $75,000 for an organization that works to prevent child abuse in Riverside County.

Former USC football players attended a Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, fundraising golf tournament for Olive Crest. Seated in the front row, from left, are: Justin Wyatt, Collin Ashton, Darnell Bing, Shaun Michael Cody, Troy Polamalu and Greg Carlson. Standing in the back row, from left, are: Will Poole, Marv Williams, Terrell Thomas, David Kirtman, Sunny Byrd, Brandon Hancock, Oscar Lua, Will Buchanon and John Walker. (Courtesy of Gregg Felsen)

Jen and Tom Mangione, an Olive Crest Inland trustee, are seen Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, at a fundraising golf tournament in Palm Desert. (Courtesy of Gregg Felsen)

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Olive Crest’s annual Golf Invitational in Palm Desert drew more than 100 guests Monday, Feb. 7, a news release states. Ex-USC football player and Olive Crest trustee Darnell Bing was chair of the fundraiser and joined by many former USC football teammates.

Event proceeds will help expand services, Tracy Fitzsimmons, executive director of Olive Crest Inland and Desert Communities, said in the release.

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“We have an obligation to extend services wherever needed, and to ensure safe and loving homes for every single child,” she said in the release. “That’s both our responsibility — and a moral obligation.”

Information: 951-686-8500 or visit www.olivecrest.org