We are passionate about contributing to something bigger than ourselves. As head of our 3Ts Committee at gap Intelligence this past year, I can confidently tell you that being values-led doesn’t end at our email signature. We care. We care about our data, our clients, each other and our community. If you want to see us practice what we preach, look no further than our annual Drives for Rides Golf Tournament benefitting the Emilio Nares Foundation.
Fourth Annual Drives for Rides: Rain or Shine!
Drives for Rides season means all hands on deck at gap intelligence. Every year Drives for Rides gets bigger and better and our Fourth Annual Drives for Rides was no exception. On May 6th, 136 golfers braved the grey skies and rain to support ENF at the beautiful Encinitas Ranch Golf Course. With the help and support of our generous sponsors, donors, and skilled golfers, we raised over $41,000 for ENF, surpassing our goal of $40,000!
What does it take to pull off an amazing Drives for Rides? An amazing team of gappers, a lot of heart, and the support of our San Diego community and local companies! In four years the Drives for Rides Tournament has raised a total of over $120,000 for ENF!
ENF a San Diego Non-Profit with Wide Reach
In case you don’t know who ENF is, they are a San Diego non-profit dedicated to navigating families through their child’s journey with cancer. Richard and Diane Nares lost their only son, Emilio Nares, to cancer when he was 5 years old. Turning tragedy into hope, the Nares family created the Emilio Nares foundation (ENF) in 2003. ENF provides a variety of programs and services for low-income, underprivileged families whose children are battling cancer, right here in San Diego. ENF’s flagship program, Ride With Emilio (hence Drives for Rides), is a transportation service dedicated to meeting the needs of low-income families whose children must access cancer treatment on time, but cannot due to a lack of transportation. The Ride With Emilio program has virtually eliminated missed appointments due to transportation challenges among the patients served. Last year alone Ride With Emilio’s vans traveled over 50,000 miles, providing over 4500 rides for 250 patients – that’s over 162,000 hours spent driving!
Miss out on This Year?
Fear not! Drives for Rides is every year on the first Friday of May. Which means the Fifth Annual Drives for Rides will be Friday, May 5th 2017. Mark your calendars!