Lompoc Family YMCA’s 17th Annual “Kids for Character” Golf Tournament Successfully Raises Support for Local Youth and Families

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(From left to right) Lompoc Family YMCA Executive Director Tommy Speidel congratulates the first place overall team of Dan Powell, Paul Hill, Dale Ekstrom, Lee Harlow, and Jim Hall.


LOMPOC, Calif., August 17, 2016 — The Lompoc Family YMCA hosted its 17th Annual “Kids For Character” Golf Tournament, “The Ketrenia Klassic,” in memory of the late Ketrenia Hall on July 22 at the Village Country Club. This year’s tournament was a soaring success with the team led by Jim Hall placing first overall.


This premier charity event included dinner, awards, a raffle, and live and silent auctions following the tournament. With strong participation from the Lompoc community, the event raised more than $20,000. All proceeds will support Lompoc Valley youth and families taking part in the YMCA’s life-changing camps, programs, and membership opportunities. 


Major sponsors of the event include the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation, Santa Barbara Foundation, “Angel from Heaven,” Hall Chiropractic and James Hall Attorney at Law.

“The Y can’t thank the community, businesses, members, and volunteers enough for the support in helping to make year’s tournament a success,” said Tommy Speidel, Executive Director of the Lompoc Family YMCA. “The outpouring of support for the Y and for the late Ketrenia Hall was incredible and we congratulate all of the golfers on a well-played game.”

The event was held in loving memory of Ketrenia Hall, the late wife of Lompoc Family YMCA Board Member James M. Hall. Ketrenia Hall, who passed away in 2013, was named Woman of the Year in 2011 and volunteered with La Purisima Concepcion Catholic Church.  She also was a California Certified Legal Secretary and worked with her husband in his law practice.

The Lompoc Family YMCA has a more than 30 year history of building the spirit, mind, and body of children, adults, and families in the greater Lompoc Valley of California.  The Y continues to offer wide ranging program offerings including childcare, fitness classes, senior programs/activities and teen/youth programs. In 2014-15, more than 3,800 individuals participated in Lompoc Family YMCA’s life-changing programs and membership while delivering more than $103,000 in scholarships to families and children. 

For further information about the Lompoc Family YMCA, please visit www.ciymca.org/lompoc or call Stephanie Saucedo at 805-736-3483; stephanie.saucedo@ciymca.org. 


About the Channel Islands YMCA


Established in 1887, the Channel Islands YMCA is a charitable organization of seven YMCA branches serving Santa Barbara and Ventura counties including: Camarillo Family YMCA, Lompoc Family YMCA, Montecito Family YMCA, Santa Barbara Family YMCA, Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA in Santa Ynez, Ventura Family YMCA, and Youth and Family Services YMCA which operates Noah’s Anchorage Youth Crisis Shelter, the St. George Family Youth Center and My Home.


The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  The Channel Islands YMCA serves over 46,000 individuals and provides over $1.3 million in financial assistance to families in need for child care, YMCA memberships, away and day camps, youth sports, and teen after-school programs. For more information about the Lompoc Family YMCA, visit http://www.ciymca.org/lompoc or call (805)736-3483.

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