Palm Desert, CA, Oct. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Associa Desert Resort Management hosted its annual golf tournament to raise money for Associa Cares, Animal Samaritans and The Academy of Musical Performance (AMP). The event was held at the Palm Valley Country Club in Palm Desert, CA.

The tournament’s theme, “Totally Radical,” honored Desert Resort Management's 30th year of business in the Coachella Valley. The event hosted 124 golfers and raised more than $36,000 for non-profit Associa Cares, which helps families and communities that have been struck by natural and man-made disasters. In addition to Associa Cares, money and food donations were collected for two local charities, Animal Samaritans and AMP. Participants included business partners, community association managers and board members of Associa managed communities.

“It was an honor to be a part of this event and help raise money for the incredible organizations like Associa Cares, Animal Samaritans and the AMP,” stated Mark Dodge, Associa Desert Resort Management president. “We would like to thank all the participants and the community businesses that made donations. The event was a huge success due to the hard work and dedication of our employees and volunteers.”

Several local businesses donated prizes and services for the event. Pro Landscaping, Inc. sponsored the grand prize, signage for the event was donated by Signarama, and the hole in one car prize was provided by Fiesta Ford.

The day's activities concluded with a raffle, silent auction, and several contests.

Associa Cares is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created to assist families and communities in crisis as a result of natural and man-made disasters. Through donations raised from Associa employees and at fundraising events across the country, Associa Cares is able to provide necessary goods and services to the families affected by these types of tragedies.

With more than 180 branch offices across North America, Associa delivers unsurpassed management and lifestyle services to nearly five million residents worldwide. Our 10,000+ team members lead the industry with unrivaled education, expertise and trailblazing innovation. For more than 40 years, Associa has provided solutions designed to help communities achieve their vision. To learn more, visit

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Ashley S Cantwell