On August 15, 2020, the Rotary Club of San Marcos held its 3rd Annual Goat for Joe Golf Classic (GFJ) at Goat Hill Park Golf Course in Oceanside. They raised funds for mental health and suicide prevention programs and specifically for the Behavioral Health Division of True Care based in San Marcos (formerly North County Health Services). The club had tee times for 90 golfers on the course, and served breakfast and lunch to 125 people including the golfers, the course's staff and 10 volunteers!  Due to COVID-19, the scheduled Mental Health Fair which would have had 10 different mental health care providers was cancelled.  The family activities including a baby goat petting zoo, air bouncer, and cotton candy stand were also prohibited.
Last week at the Rotary Club of San Marco's  weekly Zoom meeting, GFJ Chairs Dana and Andrea Albert presented a check for $5,000 to True Care for their behavioral health programs.  Please save the date for their next Goat For Joe Golf Classic, which will be held on Saturday May 22, 2021 once again at Goat Hill Park.  They anticipate over 300 attendees for golf, the mental health resource fair, and family barbecue and amusements!