Helping America's Most Vulnerable

26th Annual GolfStar Classic Held to Benefit Adoption and Maternity Program

On March 13, Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana hosted its 26th Annual GolfStar Classic, presented by Jay Trusheim, Prudential Financial Professional, offering P&C through Liberty Mutual Insurance, at TPC Louisiana in Avondale. The tournament is the sole fundraiser for the organization’s Adoption and Maternity Program. As a licensed adoption agency for 76 years, Volunteers of America is a respected pioneer in issues such as open adoption. The Adoption and Maternity Program works with both women facing unplanned pregnancies and with married couples struggling with fertility, and has united thousands of forever families over the decades.

More than 130 golfers participated in the tournament, and many families with children adopted through Volunteers of America also took part in the festivities. David Dallimore was the winner of this year’s raffle prize, a 2018 Honda Pilot EX-L. The event featured food by Acme Oyster House, Texas Roadhouse, Five Happiness, Maurice French Pastries, CC’s Coffee House, Fresh Food Factor and Southern Eagle; a fabulous silent auction; and a raffle for a 2018 Honda Pilot EX-L.

Additional sponsors included Entergy; Simmons & Associates – Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.;

Baptist Community Ministries; Retif Oil & Fuel; Cardiovascular Institute of the South; Wendy’s; Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.; Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison; Reinhart Food Service; Real Estate Tax Group; UnitedHealthcare; Superior Honda New Orleans; Fore!Kids Foundation; The New Orleans Advocate; and TPC Louisiana