About the foundation

Overview


The Tom Pernice, Jr. Charity Golf Classic continues to get better every year and in 2016, one of the premiere charity golf outings in Southern California promises to be the best yet!

A multiple winner over 33 years of professional golf on both the PGA TOUR and the PGA TOUR Champions, Tom is also a family man with a passion for helping people in his local community and his mission when starting this event was to have an impact on others.

The Tom Pernice, Jr Charity Golf Classic primarily assists three organizations that directly touch the heart of the Pernice family — The Wynn Institute for Vision Research, The Unforgettables Foundation, and The First Tee of the Inland Empire.

The two-day event this year will be held on October 2-3 and features a silent auction/cocktail reception/gala dinner at BMW of Murrieta on Sunday night. On Monday morning, there will be a golf at Bear Creek Golf Club in Murrieta with a meal and awards presentation to follow.

Over the previous five years, the Tom Pernice, Jr. Charity Golf Classic has raised over $1.2 million for both the Wynn Institute for Vision Research and The Unforgettables and this year, The First Tee of the Inland Empire will share the proceeds.

The Pernice Family


A native of Kansas City, Tom is proud of the accomplishments of his two daughters and their involvement in his charitable endeavors. Tom’s oldest daughter Kristen, 22, who graduated earlier this spring from University of Louisville with her bachelor’s degree, continues on with her success in academics pursuing her MBA in Business and Marketing. Brooke, 21, recently graduated from Belmont University in Nashville with her BA in Arts and will continue on studying Theology.

Blind since birth, Brooke was the reason that the Pernice’s left Missouri 19 years ago for treatment by a Santa Monica acupuncturist. Born with an inherited retinal degenerative condition, she has become an accomplished Christian singer and song writer with several recorded albums.

Tom has always been a family man, even though his professional golf career has taken him on many travels around the world. He’s always been an advocate for helping families who are less fortunate than his.