Lorena Ochoa and American Hakko are partnering to raise money for the La Barranca Educational Center in Guadalajara, Mexico.
World champion golfer Lorena Ochoa and manufacturing company American Hakko are partnering to raise money for a school in Guadalajara, Mexico through the second annual Lorena Ochoa Charity Golf Classic on Tuesday at the Valencia Country Club.
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Ochoa, who started golfing when she wa she was 5 years old and went on to win 129 local, national and international titles, now focuses on charity and golf course design.
The center employs a diverse curriculum and provides community education classes after school, in soccer, judo, computers, dance, music and drama.
American Hakko got involved with the Lorena Ochoa Foundation after CEO Hitoshi Fujiwara established a distribution center in Mexico.
Fujiwara met Ochoa at a golf tournament, learned about her charity efforts and wanted American Hakko to be a part of what she is doing in Guadalajara.
“The bottom line is, we need to help those children,” Fujiwara said. “There is such a great reward in being able to give back and help the communities in which we work.”
The Golf Classic is sold out, with more than 100 women golfers participating. Last year’s tournament raised more than $82,000.
Ochoa plans to be at this year’s tournament and spend time with the participants, instead of just lending her name to the event.
“Lorena isn’t just putting her name on things,” Fujiwara said. “She is passionate and committed to the causes she supports. That extends to spending the day with the golfers, hosting a golf clinic, sharing tips and enjoying the great course at Valencia Country Club.”
For more information about the Lorena Ochoa Foundation, click here.
About American Hakko
American Hakko was founded in 1984 as an offshoot of Hakko Corporation, which has been a global manufacturer of assembly tools for the electronics industry for 60 years, with affiliates in Singapore, China, the United States and Mexico. Click here to learn more.
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Source: Santa Clarita News