Hillbilly-Themed Hoedown Raises over $140,000 at TILLYS 11th Golf Tournament Benefiting Tilly’s Life Center

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IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On Monday, several hundred influential individuals came together and raised over $140,000 net at the Mission Viejo Country Club in Southern California for TILLYS 11th Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Tilly’s Life Center (TLC). This year’s hillbilly-themed golf tournament, auction and party attracted parties from local businesses and action sports brands who enjoyed a day of golfing, free-flowing drinks, food, hoedown and performances by Sam James and The Outlaws and Moonsville Collective.

“We want to thank all of our sponsors, brands, executives, volunteers and friends for being a huge part of this special event and supporting our mission to empower youth across Southern California,” said the co-founder of TILLYS and founder of TLC, Tilly Levine. “Our sole purpose is to equip teens with social and emotional life-skills, inspiring them to reach their full potential and giving them the courage and confidence to pursue their dreams. With the funds raised and our community’s generosity, we are one step closer to our goal of incorporating curriculum like TLC in all high schools.”

In true hillbilly style, it was a “hoedown” event, attracting key supporters and executives from brands such as: CSI Electric, North Face, Oakley, Adidas, Union Bank, CPTN Apparel, Vans, Nixon, Nike, Simon Property Group, Volcom, Goldman Sachs, UPS, Quiksilver, DC Shoes, Hoonigan, Primitive, LRG, Villa Lighting and many, many more. The tournament began with a putting contest, followed by a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. that sent golfers out in redneck-inspired golf carts to compete on Mission Viejo Country Club’s 18-hole course.

Golfers enjoyed hole activations featuring games, giveaways, drinks and contests such as closest to the pin, a putting contest and longest drive.

This year’s hole activations were sponsored by: Trust Me Vodka, Layrite, Volcom, PBR, Coyle Reproductions Inc., Tilly’s Life Center, Vans, Neff and Cuater by TravisMathew.

Following the tournament, attendees joined TILLYS and TLC at the watering hole for its “Tillbilly” Cocktail Party with appetizers, popcorn, bite size southern pies, drinks, a silent and live auction, speeches from two of TLC’s teens and entertainment by Moonsville Collective.

The gross and net winners at TILLYS 11th Charity Golf Tournament included: Coto Real Estate, Coyle Reproductions Inc., Dakine, Imperial Motion (First Net), Simon Property Group (First Gross), Direct Edge Media (Second Net), DC Shoes (Second Gross), Michael Gerald (Third Net) and Union Bank (Third Gross).

TLC and TILLYS would like to thank all our sponsors – Above Sea Level, R.E.B.B. Holdings LLC, Suavecito Inc., Landel Facilities Services, JanSport, World Marketing Inc., Alliant Insurance Services, FedEX, Adidas, Huff, Igloo Corp, Screenworks, Rainbow Sandals, Sun Bum, The Golfer’s Journal, Coyle Reproductions, Vans, Neff, Layrite, Volcom & PBR, Cuater by TravisMathew, Chronic Tacos, Trust Me Vodka, James Haunt, Maw n Paw, OWYN, Eat Super Bowls, Vox DJs, K.C. New York, California Packaging, NC Builders, Sunrise Apparel Import Inc., James Sampson, Coastal Clothing Inc., Massive Apparel, Baron HR, B&Y Global Sourcing LLC, Da Colors, Wesco, Fortune Dynamic Inc., Carole Incorporated, Westside Accessories, Teri Lingerie Company, Jewelry Sales, Boss Facility Services, Distortion USA, Global Facilities Management & Construction, Socialite, Independent Trading Co, Shout House, Ideoli Group Inc. and all our live and silent auction donors and supporters. TLC and TILLYS would also like to provide special thanks to its devoted staff, volunteers and brands for all of the support.

To stay connected with TLC and TILLYS, follow:

Facebook: facebook.com/tillyslifecenter and facebook.com/Tillys
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/tillyslifecenter and linkedin.com/Tillys
Instagram & Twitter: @tillyslifecenter and @tillys

About TLC:

TLC is a youth-focused 501(c)(3) nonprofit aimed to empower teens by teaching life skills that build confidence, inspire compassion, and encourage them to pursue their dreams. Leveraging public schools and after school programs, TLC is a program based on experiential learning, with a curriculum based on self-discovery. The organization’s goal for this year’s golf event is to raise additional funding that will allow them to expand the reach of their program to empower teens in every part of Southern California and beyond.

About TILLYS:

TILLYS is a leading destination specialty retailer of West Coast inspired apparel, footwear, and accessories with an extensive assortment of the most relevant and sought-after brands rooted in action sports, music, art, and fashion. TILLYS is headquartered in Southern California, and as of as of April 26, 2018 operates 222 stores and its website, www.tillys.com.

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Brad Bennett

Brad Bennett

Brad grew up in a small town in northern Iowa. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife one month later. They were then blessed with two baby boys within the first four years of marriage. Having babies gave their family a desire to return to the old paths – to nourish their family with traditional, homegrown foods; rid their home of toxic chemicals and petroleum products; and give their boys a chance to know a simple, sustainable way of life. They are currently building a homestead from scratch on two little acres in central Texas. There’s a lot to be done to become somewhat self-sufficient, but they are debt-free and get to spend their days living this simple, good life together with their five young children.
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