Charles Pacheco and Belinda Ferrero established the golf tournament in 2014 to fund local non-proﬁts, as well as the Civitan International Research Center. Despite being diagnosed with cancer in January 2014, Charles continued to work tirelessly for the cause of Civitan, creating fun times and soliciting the most golf sponsors at for that year. He lost his battle with cancer in July 2014.
Charles’ life can be summed up in four words: faith, family, career and community. Charles was a devout member of his church, a member of the parish ﬁnance committee and member of the Knights of Columbus. He was the epitome of a family man; there was nothing he wouldn’t do for them. Charles had a distinguished career with the State of New Mexico Workforce Solutions, ﬁnding employment for thousands of individuals. Charles was very involved in the Santa Fe Civitan Club, serving as president twice and as an inspiration and boisterous cheer leader. His wife, Bernadette and daughters Jennifer, Amanda and Charlene along with his family, are keeping his spirit among us through their personal involvement with this golf tournament in Charles' name.
Charles Pacheco was well-known for his jovial manner and loving spirit. We all miss him.
4th Annual Charles A. Pacheco Memorial Golf Tournament
Monday - June 5, 2017 - Santa Fe Country Club
3rd Annual Charles A. Pacheco Memorial Golf Tournament
Monday, June 6, 2016 Over 80 participants came out for a beautiful day of golfing at the Santa Fe Country club. The success of the tournament allowed Santa Fe Civitan to present $1,000 to four local organizations: La Familia Medical Center, NM Center for Therapeutic Riding, New Vistas, and the New Mexico School for the Deaf. Additional proceeds were sent to the Civitan International Research Center.
2nd Annual Charles A. Pacheco Memorial Golf Tournament
Monday, June 8, 2015 The Knights of Columbus Team of Richard Silva, Tim Vega, Reggie Quintana and Billy McAllister, is the 2015 Tournament winner, scoring 57. Belinda Ferrero, Golf Tournament Chair, reported over 87 golfers, almost doubling last year’s numbers. “We are thrilled that we were able to surpass our goal. Charles Pacheco would be so proud,” mentioned Ferrero.“As a result of this success we were able to make a significantly higher to contribution to our local non-profits.”
Harold Dixon, State Employees Credit Union President and long-time Santa Fe Civitan member, acknowledged the golfers,sponsors and volunteers at the luncheon.“We are pleased to be able to host an eventwhere the community can come together to have fun and support institutions that serve individuals with disabilities." "Everyone is a winner,” stated Eleanor Montoya, Santa Fe Civitan Club President.
The success of the tournament allowed Santa Fe Civitan to present $1,000 to four local organizations: La Familia Medical Center, NM Center for Therapeutic Riding, New Vistas, and the New Mexico School for the Deaf. Additional proceeds were sent to the Civitan International Research Center.
From left: Ashely Armijo, NM Center for Therapeutic Riding; Keri-Lynn McBride, NM School for the Deaf; Ronald Garcia, New Vistas; and Jay Jolly, La Familia Medical Center
1st Annual Charles A. Pacheco Memorial Golf Tournament
On June 9, 2014 we held our first ever Golf Tournament. What a great time! We had 46 golfers support the event at the Santa Fe Country and they really enjoyed it.
Unfortunately, no one hit the Hole In One to win a 2014 Honda Civic, courtesy of Premier Motor Cars, but we had plenty of other great prizes that were well received.
Special thanks to all of the sponsors and volunteers. Can't wait until next year!