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8th Annual Sunshine Days To Raise Funds For Cildren's Home East Valley Charities and Longbow Business Park to Host Event for Sunshine Acres

MESA, Ariz. (September 2005) -East Valley Charities and Longbow Business Park have joined forces again to host the 8th Annual "Sunshine Days", a celebration to raise funds for Sunshine Acres Children's Home. The group's 2004 festivities generated more than $40,000 for the beloved Mesa haven for children from troubled homes.

Sunshine Days 2005 will take place Friday, November 18 at Longbow Golf Club, located on East Longbow Parkway between Higley and Recker roads, just south of Red Mountain Freeway/Loop202 in North Mesa. In addition to golf, social events, and an auction to raise funds, the festivities will include a raffle for a spectacular 1965, 6-cylinder Mustang Convertible, as well as a $1,000 door prize.

Founded in 1954, Sunshine Acres is a charitable organization dedicated to providing homes for children who are separated from their own parents for one reason or another. Sunshine Acres helps the children establish long-term relationship with stable parental figures.

"Our neighbor, Sunshine Acres, provides invaluable assistance to children in need and we're honored to assist in their efforts," says Robert M. McNichols of Daedalus Real Estate Advisors, LLC, developer of Longbow Business Park and Golf Club. "This home has been a long-standing source of pride for North Mesa and we hope it provides a safe haven for Valley children well into the future."

"This will be a very special year for Sunshine Days," says Tom Sitzman, chairman of East Valley Charities and event director for Sunshine Days. "Vera Dingman, founder of Sunshine Acres, passed away earlier this year. She was an inspiration to every child touched by Sunshine Acres, as well as to the entire community.

We're dedicated to perpetuating her legacy, making this the most successful Sunshine Days ever."

Vera Dingman founded Sunshine Acres in 1954 with her husband, Rev. Jim Dingman. Their goal was to create a loving, wholesome Christian home for children who were separated from their parents. Sunshine Acres cares for children ages 5 to 15, providing stability and loving care for some children through their college years. Ms. Dingman's hope was to help each child become healthy, happy community citizens with a strong sense of spirituality and responsibility.

Sunshine Acres is governed by a private board of directors and receives no government funding. The home relies solely on the generosity of caring individuals and compassionate companies in the Valley who provide money and in-kind support.

Sunshine Days' schedule of events:

Friday, November 18:

  • 8th Annual Shootout for Sunshine Golf Tournament - Two shotgun starts will proceed with the first at 7:30 a.m. and a second at 12:30 p.m. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. for the morning round, which is limited to 72 players. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. for the afternoon round, which will include 144 players. Both rounds include lunch.
  • Stars Come out for Sunshine - An elegant evening at the exclusive Longbow Golf Club outdoor patio, including dinner provided by Carrabba's Italian Grill, music & dancing, silent and live auctions, and door prizes. A raffle drawing for the 1965 Mustang Convertible will also be held at the event. Registration/reception begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m., auction and dancing until 10 p.m.

Sunshine Days Entry and Sponsorship - Many opportunities are available for sponsorship and participation in the "Sunshine Days" festivities. Sponsorship packages range from $350 to $10,000. Individual golf entry is $175 and a foursome can be purchased for $600. Raffle tickets will be sold in advance and at the event for $50 each with a maximum of 500 tickets to be sold. To obtain entry forms and more information call Tom Sitzman at 480.926.0352.

Longbow Business Park and Golf Club is developed and marketed by Daedalus Real Estate Advisors, LLC. Longbow Golf Club is professionally managed by OB Sports Golf Management Company of Scottsdale.

For more information about Longbow Golf Club, visit www.longbowgolf.com or call 480.807.5400. For Longbow Business Park and Golf Club information, call 602.889.2323.

For more information about "Sunshine Days" or Sunshine Acres Children's Home, contact Tom Sitzman at 480.926.0352, or visit www.sunshineacres.org.

About Daedalus Real Estate Advisors

Daedalus Real Estate Advisors, LLC, is a Phoenix based commercial real estate services company that provides investment, development and communications consulting to corporate real estate clients in Arizona and the Southwest. Recognized by Ranking Arizona in 2003 and 2004 as one of Arizona's Top 10 Developers, Daedalus creates exclusive lifestyle experiences through office, industrial, retail, golf and residential development. For more information visit www.daedalusllc.com.

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