Former USC Football Players Join Olive Crest Fundraising Golf Tournament – Press Enterprise

A fundraising golf tournament featuring former USC football players has raised more than $75,000 for an organization that works to prevent child abuse in Riverside County.

  • Former USC football players attended a fundraising golf tournament on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022 for Olive Crest. Seated in the front row, left to right, are: Justin Wyatt, Collin Ashton, Darnell Bing, Shaun Michael Cody, Troy Polamalu and Greg Carlson. Standing in the back row, left to right, are: Will Poole, Marv Williams, Terrell Thomas, David Kirtman, Sunny Byrd, Brandon Hancock, Oscar Lua, Will Buchanon and John Walker. (Courtesy of Gregg Felsen)

  • Jen and Tom Mangione, a trustee of Olive Crest Inland, are seen Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, at a fundraising golf tournament in Palm Desert. (Courtesy of Gregg Felsen)

The annual Olive Crest Golf Invitational in Palm Desert drew more than 100 guests on Monday, Feb. 7, according to a press release. Former USC football player and Olive Crest administrator Darnell Bing chaired the fundraiser and was joined by many former USC football teammates.

Proceeds from the event will help expand services, Tracy Fitzsimmons, executive director of Olive Crest Inland and Desert Communities, said in the release.

“We have an obligation to expand services wherever needed and to ensure safe and loving homes for every child,” she said in the statement. “It is both our responsibility and a moral obligation.”

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