The Randal Simmons Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, June 26, at the California Country Club, 1509 S. Workman Mill Road, in Whittier.
The tournament, presented by Glory Christian Fellowship International (GCFI) and the Bridges Community and Economic Development Corporation (BCEDC), is named in honor of slain LAPD SWAT Officer Randal Simmons, who was a member and minister at GCFI for 13 years and director of its Glory Kids program.
“Officer Simmons, or ‘Minister Randy’ as we called him, gave of himself unselfishly to assist these children in every area of their lives,” said Alton Trimble, GCFI pastor. “We miss him dearly and are committed to continuing his legacy of love.”
“Our ministry’s service-oriented philosophy and our partnership with Bridges is based on the belief that the church of the next 50 years cannot be the church of the last 50 years,” stated Pastor Trimble. “We also believe that the church is more than simply a church when its membership operates outside the four walls of the church. Our golf tournament follows in the footsteps of that philosophy.” Proceeds from the golf tournament will go towards continuing Officer Simmons’ legacy.
GCFI currently offers more than 50 programs that are available to residents of Carson and other surrounding communities, regardless of their church affiliation, including Substance Abuse Recovery; Glory Kids; Great Toy Giveaway; and homework lab. Glory Christian Fellowship International is located at 225 W. Torrance Blvd. in Carson. For more information on the church’s activities, call (310) 538-0185, or go online to www.glorychristian.org.