photo by Lamia Khorshid

Gap Intelligence’s 5th Annual Drives for Rides Golf Tournament benefitting the Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF) was a great success. More than 130 golfers participated in the 18-hole tournament at Encinitas Ranch Golf Course, and were also treated to refreshments, raffles, games, contests, prizes, and a dinner reception. A four-player team consisting of Heidi Pearson, Jeanne Rohmann, Bev Letter, and Sharon Dickinson took the top tournament spot. The event raised $57,650 – exceeding the $50,000 goal – which benefits ENF’s flagship program Ride with Emilio, providing children with transportation to their cancer treatments.

ENF was created in honor of Emilio Nares, who lost his battle with leukemia just before his sixth birthday. ENF helps low-income, underserved families meet basic needs, especially transportation. Ride with Emilio provides over 4,000 rides throughout San Diego, Imperial, and Orange Counties to more than 200 patients each year. For more information go to