News Release

Santa Ana College Foundation Helps Students through Annual Ed Arnold Golf Classic on May 4


Business leaders, Santa Ana College faculty and staff, alumni, and friends
come together to support Santa Ana College student athletes and
athletic programming

(Santa Ana, CA) – With the help of dedicated supporters, the Santa Ana College Foundation continues its mission of ensuring no student is denied educational opportunities due to financial constraint. A key event that propels this mission is the annual Ed Arnold Golf Classic, which will be on Monday, May 4, 2020. The tournament has already raised over $54,000 in sponsorships this year.

Held at the Mission Viejo Country Club, the event is presented by the Santa Ana College Foundation and the college's Athletics & Kinesiology Department. Sponsors include title sponsor Craig Realty Group, Aitken Aitken Cohn, Cal Empire Engineering, Union Bank, Garden Grove Hospital, Citizens Business Bank, Crevier Classic Cars, McCarthy Building Companies, Orange County Department of Education, and National Sports Apparel. The Golf Classic has grossed over $1.3 million over the past 15 years, with last year's golf classic raising a record-breaking $100,000.

Over the past 11 years, funds raised from the Ed Arnold Golf Classic have provided critical student scholarships, equipment to sports programs, uniforms, and facilities improvements to Santa Ana College totaling over $460,000.

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   2019 SAC Student Athletes/Scholarship Recipients

Critical transfer scholarships that are funded by this event help bridge the gap for those student athletes transferring from Santa Ana College to a university. “As a recipient of the Ed Arnold Gold Classic scholarship, I am forever thankful for the generous support from my Santa Ana College family," Alexandria Owens, former SAC student and scholarship recipient, currently attending California State University, San Bernardino.

“Craig Realty Group is honored to be the title sponsor for the 2020 Ed Arnold Golf Classic. As a Santa Ana College alumnus and someone who cares about the mission of Santa Ana College and its Athletics Department, I want to see every student athlete succeed both on and off the field. I am proud to know that my commitment is making a difference in the lives of these most-deserving students," Steven Craig, title sponsor of this year's tournament.

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  Steven Craig, Craig Realty Group, title sponsor; and Ed Arnold

Proceeds from the 2020 Ed Arnold Golf Classic will increase scholarships for student athletes transferring to universities, support the Santa Ana College Athletic Department, and support the development of the Santa Ana College Athletic Hall of Fame. There are still sponsorship opportunities available, and everyone is encouraged to get involved and participate as a golfer, foursome, or join us for the evening dinner. Please call 714-564-6091 or email for more information.

The Mission Viejo Country Club is at 26200 Country Club Dr. in Mission Viejo. The tournament begins with a putting contest and lunch at 10 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 11 a.m., cocktail hour at 4 p.m. and awards dinner hosted by Ed Arnold at 5 p.m.

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About Craig Realty Group
Craig Realty Group, title sponsor, is a full-service real estate development and management company founded by Steven L. Craig. A leader in the development and management of high income-producing, upscale factory outlet centers, they offer quality brand name merchandise in architecturally-rich environments that offer shoppers accessibility and convenient, attractive amenities. The company owns, operates and manages nearly five million square feet of existing retail development that includes 15 centers in eight states across the U.S. including the Citadel and the Outlets at San Clemente.

About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which turned 100 years old in 2015, serves about 18,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions, and provides invaluable workforce training and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

Contact: Brin Wall

Phone: (714) 564-5527