The Cordova Community Council was founded in 1959 as an “organization of organizations,” a forum for citizens to meet, dream about the future and plan community celebrations like fireworks on the Fourth of July. Today, the Cordova Community Council continues this legacy through the year round production of spirited high-quality community events such as Kids Day in the Park, iFest International Festival, Rancho Cordova Fourth of July Celebration, and the Community Christmas Tree Lighting; through passionate art and history experiences such as quarterly Art receptions at City Hall; through an all in attitude toward improving youth sports by bringing representatives together to collaborate on field improvements and coordinating Positive Coaching Alliance training; and through sound oversight of a variety of programs that range from providing basic needs to homeless students to care for homeless animals. Proceeds received from the Cordova Community Golf Classic will be used to help create great childhood memories for children throughout Rancho Cordova!
Cordova Community Food Locker began operations in 1987 and has served the Rancho Cordova community continuously ever since. Staffed by dedicated volunteers and, with the help and donations from caring citizens and organizations in the local area, CCFL provides food assistance to over 5,000 hungry people each month. Since its inception, the Cordova Community Food Locker has served over 500,000 families, over 2million individuals, and provided food for over 15.5million meals. As Rancho Cordova has grown, so have the needs of the food locker. Proceeds received from the Cordova Community Golf Classic will help ensure the food locker is able to continue to provide special services throughout the year, such as turkeys at Thanksgiving and special holiday meal items at Christmas, and to help stock the shelves with baby food and formula year round.
Easter Seals provides exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities. Easter Seals Superior which is the Sacramento affiliate, has been providing programs for children, adults and seniors with disabilities in the Sacramento Region for 95 years. Their caring and compassionate team provides Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, and Community based services. Additionally they offer Early Start Programs for infants 0-3, School Age Services for 3-18, and Adult Day Services for 18-end of life. Proceeds received from the Cordova Community Golf Classic will help expand their new Easter Seals Workforce Development Program which helps foster independence and community integration by teaching skills to gain employment.
The Jerry Manuel Foundation helps young athletes with their education and athletic training all while teaching them to be leaders in their communities. Jerry Manuel himself, a Cordova Lancer, went on to play, coach, and manage in Major League Baseball. After a long and successful career, Jerry brought his talent back to Sacramento to mentor and develop high-risk students into young athletes and responsible citizens! In 2013, the Jerry Manuel Foundation founded the only Charter Baseball High School in the country and graduated their first class in 2017. Proceeds received from the Cordova Community Golf Classic will be used to buy a vehicle to provide transportation to school for students.
The Rancho Cordova Rotary Charitable Foundation is dedicated to supporting the Rancho Cordova community. The foundation funds a variety of projects and programs including: Providing dictionaries to third graders in Rancho Cordova; funding the Rancho Cordova Hometown Hero Grant which in 2017 was awarded to the Sacramento Valley Live Steamers to construct a new storage shed for their tractor trailer; funding B Street Theatre Fantasy Festival workshops at local elementary schools to support literacy while teaching local fourth graders how to write a play; providing thousands of cans of baby food each year to the local food locker; and providing scholarships to Cordova and Kinney High school graduating seniors in recognition of their scholastic success, community service activities, and vocational skills. Proceeds received from the Cordova Community Golf Classic will be used to fund the Home Town Hero Grant for a second year, allowing individuals or organizations, the opportunity to request funds to complete a proposed idea to improve Rancho Cordova schools, parks, playgrounds, or programs that will make life better for the residents of Rancho Cordova.
Sport participation plays an integral role in the physical, mental, and social development of children while also teaching the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, perseverance, and respect for authority. In an effort to ensure all children have the opportunity to participate in sports, regardless of their family’s ability to pay, part of the proceeds from the Cordova Community Golf Classic will be used to fund micro-grants, ranging from $1,000 to $2,500, which will be given to select Rancho Cordova youth sports leagues or school sports teams to help pay the cost of player or league fees, uniforms, and necessary sports equipment. The number of micro-grants given will be dependent upon the amount of money raised from the tournament.