Putting all over Bixby Knolls, these leadership-minded golfers tackled the wackiest of holes – Daily News

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By Desiree Rew, Contributing writer

Mini golfers took their short game to Bixby Knolls for a round of “wacky golf” to support a program dedicated to developing Long Beach’s future leaders.

Leadership Long Beach teed up its 10th annual “Putt-Putt on the Knolls” on Sunday, Oct. 27, benefiting  Youth Leadership Long Beach, the arm of the program created for students.

About 140 players walked Atlantic and Long Beach Avenues to complete custom courses put together by Bixby Knolls businesses. Players boarded special transportation provided by Long Beach Transit with their costumes and golf clubs in hand ready for an afternoon of fun-raising.

Cait Yoshioka, Leadership Long Beach alumni and one of the events organizers, encouraged riders to “get pumped for putt-putt” getting the crowd energized before the games begin.

“This is our biggest fundraiser” explained Cathy Geist, president of Leadership Long Beach and alumni. “Proceeds from today are designated specifically for our Leadership Long Beach youth program. It’s a seven-month program free to high school students that teaches leadership principals. Not all can afford to participate in a program such as this.”

Twenty-four businesses joined in the festivities by sponsoring holes and building their own courses along with donating to the prizes.



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