Pechanga To Host Candy for Golf in Support of U.S. Troops


TEMECULA, CA – This November, Pechanga Resort Casino will offer parents a way to discard at least some of their children’s candy haul from Halloween. In exchange for a bag or bucket of candy, Journey at Pechanga will offer free golf lessons for kids ages 3-18. Pechanga will donate the candy to be made into care packages for U.S. service members.

Candy for Golf Pechanga

Each child who brings in a bucket or bag of candy to the Journey at Pechanga pro shop between Nov. 1 and Nov. 19 will receive a free golf lesson at Journey at Pechanga golf course. Donations benefit Operation Shoebox, which sends care packages to U.S. troops stationed at home or abroad.

“Golf for Candy is something I look forward to every year,” said Randy Chang, PGA Golf Professional and Journey Instructor. “It is such an incredible opportunity to help kids ignite their passion for golf while also being able to support our U.S. troops in the process. I am grateful to see it continues to grow every year and help more and more people.”

Candy donors’ parents may sign up to be contacted for the free golf lesson after depositing the candy at the Journey at Pechanga pro shop. Donors’ one free lesson will take place between Nov. 28 and Dec. 31 at Journey at Pechanga golf course. The Journey at Pechanga pro shop is open every day from 7:30am to 4:30pm.

Kids receive instruction from PA coach Randy Chang and his team of PGA-certified instructors. Each class consists of a warm-up period, golf swing mechanics and putting or chipping. This is Pechanga’s sixth year hosting Candy for Golf. More than 175 pounds of candy have been collected and shared with our country’s service personnel thanks to the initiative.