Golf Event is a Hole in One

Over 90 community members gathered to golf “FORE” foster youth at Child Advocates of Silicon Valley’s O’Leary Golf Classic, renamed in memory of dedicated board member and champion of the golf tournament, Michael O’ Leary. The event occurred on Monday, August 29, 2022, at Los Altos Golf & Country Club and raised funds to support foster children in Santa Clara County.

Attendees enjoyed a full sunny day of golf, on-course contests, drawings and beverages. After a long day of playing for a great cause, guests attended an outdoor reception hosted by the board chair Steve Hoffman. 

After delivering his opening remarks, Hoffman shared the mic with the CEO of Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Frederick J. Ferrer who delivered the mission statement. During the reception, Shirley Cantu was honored with the Walter “Skip” Shaw Award for her extraordinary commitment to serving 15 years of service as a dedicated board member for Child Advocates. The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate generosity of spirit and commitment to the community.

The evening continued with a live auction and fundraiser hosted by a friend of Child Advocates, Liam Mayclem. Through auction bids and donations, Child Advocates surpassed its initial fundraising goal. Following engaging in bid wars, our Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer Marc Buller shares his experience working with foster youth and the impact the volunteer ship has had on him and the youth he serves. Following Buller’s personal story, Mayclem concluded the event with an interactive fund-a-need experience.

Funds generated from the event benefit Child Advocates and our mission of helping foster youth through our CASA Program and ensuring they have the resources they need to thrive.

This event was only made possible by the generosity of our sponsors – especially our Presenting Platinum Sponsor Cisco – attendees, volunteers, auction bidders and donors.  

See you next year for our 2023 O’Leary Golf Classic!

If you have any questions or are interested in sponsoring next year’s golf event, please contact our development department at