Mayor Robert Garcia to Host Ninth Annual Long Beach Mayor’s Trophy Charity Golf Tournament

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Mayor Robert Garcia - Photo from Facebook

Mayor Robert Garcia – Photo from Facebook

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia will join business and community leaders and local golfers in a fun-filled day of golf and philanthropy when he hosts the 9th Annual Long Beach Mayor’s Trophy Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, August 27, 2015, at Skylinks Golf Course. Leading the stellar group of greater Long Beach-area businesses and individuals confirmed to sponsor the event, Advanced Cleanup Technologies, Inc. (ACTI) – one of the nation’s top full-service firms specializing in environmental emergency response, hazardous waste management, industrial cleaning, waste minimization, confined space entry, transportation services and air pollution control technology – has stepped up to lend its support as Title Sponsor. In addition, Los Angeles County Supervisor and Long Beach Century Club Member Don Knabe will serve as the event’s emcee.

Since 2006, the Long Beach Mayor’s Trophy has raised more than $700,000 for Long Beach-area non-profit organizations that work to improve lives and enrich our community. This year, 100% of the net proceeds will benefit the Long Beach Century Club (, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports amateur and youth athletics – including Special Olympics and the athletic programs at California State University Long Beach, Long Beach City College and after-school sports programs in the Long Beach Unified School District – and provides educational scholarships for Long Beach high school scholar-athletes.

“ACTI is proud to give back to the Long Beach community through our Title Sponsorship of the Mayor’s Trophy,” said ACTI President Ruben Garcia. “Providing young people with healthy recreational alternatives and exposing them to the many positive life skills learned through sports are critical in helping them prepare for future success – and we are happy to support the Long Beach Century Club in its mission to do just that.”

Mayor Garcia echoed those sentiments, saying, “I applaud ACTI and all of our dedicated sponsors for coming together in support of a great cause. Education and healthy development through sports go hand and hand in cultivating our next generation of leaders, and I look forward to welcoming everyone to Skylinks in August for an exciting day of great golf, great food, and charitable giving.”

The Mayor’s Trophy will include a handicap scramble-format charity golf tournament featuring many on-course contests, including a hole-in-one contest for $10,000; lunch provided by Chick-fil-A; and an awards dinner featuring live entertainment by Gregg Young and the 2nd Street Band, a silent auction, a live auction conducted by “Container Wars” celebrity auctioneer John Kunkle, and a culinary experience provided by many of Long Beach’s favorite restaurants, including Tantalum, Naples Rib Company, Joe Jost’s, Gladstone’s Long Beach, Buono’s, Café Sevilla, Buffalo Wild Wings, Legends, Tilted Kilt, The Boathouse and Forbidden City.

In addition to ACTI, sponsors confirmed to date include Gold Sponsors Port of Long Beach and Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe; Silver Sponsors Englander, Knabe and Allen, NRG Energy, City, Light & Power, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, TABC, Long Beach Container Terminal, AES Alamitos, CRC, Downtown Long Beach Associates, Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, EZ Links, RBC Wealth Management and BNSF; Hole Sponsors The Queen Mary, LBS Financial Credit Union and the Long Beach Airport; Supporting Sponsors Jet Blue, Southern Wine & Spirits, Boeing and Choura Events; and in-kind donors the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD), David Musty Putters, Invigorade and the PGA TOUR.

ACTI is recognized as a premier spill response contractor for the oil and chemical industries, government, rail, marine and transportation industries throughout the Western United States. For more information, please visit

For Mayor’s Trophy sponsorship and entry information, please contact Cindy Elliott at (562) 431-5962 or For more information, visit or

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