FEBRUARY 17 &  FEBRUARY 18, 2024

By Madeline Zuckerman

Indian Wells Country Club will be raising much-needed funds for the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission and for the Invited Employee Care Foundation, through its Annual Charity Classic, which this year will encompass a two-day event on Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18, 2024.  Indian Wells Country Club is located at 46000 Club Drive in Indian Wells, California.

This year’s theme “Passport To Giving,” will have an international flare and will take guests around the world . On Saturday, February 17, 2024, beginning at 9:00 am, the event will feature a 2K Run/Walk, followed by a Car Show and Food Trucks at 11:00 am.  On Sunday, February 18, 2024 beginning at 1:00 pm, guests, can participate in a “9 & Wine” Shotgun Start Golf Tournament, followed by an elevated plated Gala Dinner beginning at 5:30 pm, featuring Silent and Live Auctions.

The Valley’s Own Patrick Evans, KESQ TV’s Meteorologist and Host of EYE ON THE DESERT, will be Sunday evening’s Emcee and Auctioneer.


Located in the heart of the Coachella Valley in prestigious Indian Wells, California, Indian Wells Country Club is just one of the vast portfolios of country clubs owned or operated by Invited, the World Leader in Private Clubs®.  Indian Wells Country Club earned its name “The Fun Club Of The Desert,” as one of only three country clubs in the desert in the 1950s. Indian Wells Country Club’s story is one of both prominence and entertainment. Set against the Santa Rosa Mountains, with canyons, vistas, and views, this oasis in the desert has been home to locals and celebrities alike, including Bob Hope, Desi Arnaz, George Goble, Chuck Connors, Arthur Lake, and Lawrence Welk, to name a few. The Club offers a quenching, community lifestyle with 36 holes of championship golf, impeccable dining, fitness, and even bocce ball.

This year’s proceeds from the Charity Classic will be split between the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission and the Invited Employee Care Foundation.

Since 1971, The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission has been an oasis, a place of refuge for the homeless and needy in our Valley. The Rescue Mission is a safe haven, a place of rest for the weary and a place where daily physical and spiritual needs may be met.  Over the years, the Mission has continued to meet the ever growing needs of individuals, who for a variety of reasons, have found themselves without the basic necessities of life. A dedicated staff and volunteers serve more than 340,000 meals annually, and provide shelter to thousands of men and women with children. Food, clothing, and showers are also provided for those who choose not to shelter with the Mission.  The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission has created self-sufficiency, providing recovery, education and vocational training for those seeking stability.

The Invited Employee Care Foundation assists Invited employees in the midst of crisis such as home loss, death, illness, as well as domestic situations. Since its creation in 2007, over 2,100 Invited employees in need and their families have received funds from this Foundation.

Local businesses, as well as, individuals are encouraged to help support this year’s Charity Classic through a variety of sponsorship opportunities and/or by donating products and services for the silent and live auctions.  Sponsorships range from  $1,000 to $5,000.  To register to attend this year’s event please visit https://events.golfstatus.com/event/2024-indian-wells-country-club-charity-classic/details/registration-details

Please contact Jennifer Zuckerman, Senior Member Experience Director, at Indian Wells Country Club at 760-834-6021 or at Jennifer.zuckerman@invitedclubs.com if you should need additional event information.


Since its founding in 1957, Dallas-based Invited has operated with the mission of Building Relationships and Enriching Lives®.  The vision of founder Robert H. Dedman was to create private clubs where everyone is welcome, regardless of age, race, religion, or background. He died in 2002, but his legacy lives on in our ClubLife family of clubs, and many of his philosophies are practiced to this day. We proudly continue the tradition of welcoming new members from all walks of life. The leading owner-operator of private golf and country clubs, city, and stadium clubs in North America, Invited is relentless in its pursuit of providing extraordinary experiences, meaningful connections, shared passions, and memorable moments for its more than 400,000 members. The company’s mission is supported by peak-season employees and an unprecedented collection of 180 golf and country, city, and stadium clubs in 30 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries, which share a common goal — building relationships and enriching lives.  Our Mission is we provide first-class amenities, industry-leading benefits, and unparalleled service to our members and guests. Invited creates communities and a lifestyle through its championship golf courses, workspaces, handcrafted cuisine, resort-style pool, tennis and pickleball facilities, golf lounges, fitness centers, and pioneering programming.