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Desert Sun presents check to Los Pasitos

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Los Pasitos Early Intervention Program receives a $11,500 check, part of the proceeds from the Rotary Desert Sun Classic Golf Tournament. Accepting the award are (l-r) Felicia Juarez, Director of Children’s Services and Diane Leven, Director of Los Pasitos, assisted by one year-old Idaly Melendez. The check is presented by tournament chairman Rick Spragins and Brandon Johnson of Desert Sun Motors. (Submitted Photo)

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Proceeds from the 2018 Rotary Desert Sun Golf Classic were presented Friday morning to Los Pasitos Early Intervention Program, one of the two major beneficiaries of this year’s tournament. The $11,500 award will be used for evaluation and training equipment to identify children with developmental delays.

Los Pasitos serves about 200 children in Chaves County with mild to severe disabilities. They are in the process of renovating the old Primm Drug building at 711 N. Union Ave. to be their new headquarters, including a specialized evaluation and training room.

The second major beneficiary is the Eastern New Mexico State Fair, which will receive $10,000 for new LED lighting in the Bob Crosby Arena and youth livestock parking area. That presentation will take place Oct. 2, the opening day of the fair. Smaller contributions from the golf tournament include $1,500 each to Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boy Scouts and Wings for Life, and a $2,000 gift to Community Kitchen.

The Rotary Desert Sun Golf Classic was played July 20-22 at the Nancy Lopez Golf Course at Spring River. The event is presented annually by the Roswell Rotary Club and Pecos Valley Rotary Club with major sponsorship from Desert Sun Motors of Roswell.

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