Los Alamos Golf Course
Today is the “Longest Day with the Longest Play” at the Los Alamos Golf Course.
PGA pro Donnie Torres will once again play golf most of the day to raise money for PGA youth golf programs. But this year, Torres has invited 12-year-old Sean Rau to play with him. Rau, who will be an eighth grader at Los Alamos Middle School in the fall, “loves golf and loves helping others,” his mom Karen Rau said.
Sponsors who have pledged dimes or dollars for each hole played will help the duo raise about $4,000. About half of the pledges will go to the PGA youth golf programs, and the other half will go to the charity that Rau has designated. Rau has a wonderful golden retriever, AJ, and he and his brother Gabe love to go the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter to walk and give attention to the homeless dogs there, so Rau has decided to contribute his share of the donations to the local humane organization, Friends of the Shelter.
FOS president Wendee Brunish said, “We always appreciate community support and donations, but we especially love to see youngsters like Sean who realize how important it is to be compassionate and give back to others.”