By Madeline Zuckerman

(left to right) Emmett Clancy, Antoinette Clancy, and Floyd Rhoades, Acting Mama’s House Board Chair. Emmette & Antoinette Clancy made the lead Expansion Campaign Gift to Mama’s House.

Mama’s House decided this season to host a two-day fundraising event for its highly-acclaimed 3rd Annual Charity Golf Classic & Dinner Show at Indian Wells Country Club.  There was certainly something for everyone who participated in a fun day of golf on the renowned Cove Course, and then returned the next evening to experience the not-to-be-missed Dinner Show, featuring direct from Las Vegas “Supreme Reflections,” A Loving Tribute to Diana Ross and The Supremes,” starring Wendy Edmead, Tai Lewis, and Marianne Lewis. This musical production had guests singing along, tapping their feet, and dancing to the group’s familiar classic hits including Baby Love, Stop In The Name of Love, You Can’t Hurry Love, Love Child, Where Did Our Love Go, just to name a few. It is hard to believe that these songs are 40 to 50 years old, yet they sound as fresh and irresistible today as they did then.

Jim Johnson and Elizabeth Chambers.

This winning event combination was the brainchild of three visionary Co-chairs, including Dr. Vincent Nola, Founding Board Member of Mama’s House, Jeroen Sparreboom, and Yin Tchen.

“Mama’s House has always dreamed of hosting its own Annual Charity Golf Classic & Dinner Show,” said Jan Lupia, Founder & Executive Director of Mama’s House.  “The funds raised from this two-day event support not only the Mama’s House mission, but also support our organization’s Expansion Campaign. Due to the community’s unwavering support, Mama’s House is pleased to announce it has successfully completed its $8.3 million Expansion Campaign debt-free!  Mama’s House will open its second residential home, the Anne Silverstein Campus For Mama’s House sometime in June, which will quadruple the number of mom’s in infants it will serve.”

Dick and Penny Wrobel.

Celebrating its 11th Anniversary milestone, Mama’s House Ministries offers a safe, supportive, loving, and nurturing residential environment for women in crises, while pregnant and/or with an infant or small child, who are vulnerable with no place to go and no means of support. Mama’s House offers an extensive one-of-a-kind program of Hope, so these residents can face a much brighter future.  

“We have realized enormous success over the past few years hosting this Charity Golf Classic & Dinner Show,” said Co-chair Jeroen Sparreboom. “Each child saved by Mama’s House is a part of the future of our beloved country.”

Added Co-chair Yin Tchen, “We want to thank everyone who came out to support this annual event.  We are still overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and generosity for the Mama’s House Ministries mission.

(left to right) Debbie and Rocky Dilucchio.

The Saturday evening Dinner Show attended by close to 200 guests, commenced with an elegant cocktail reception, followed by a scrumptious three course dinner prepared by Indian Wells Country Club’s Executive Chef.  Exclusive Live Auction experiences included A Golf Foursome to Toscana, Eldorado, and Andalusia Country Clubs, a7-Day Diamond Luxury Mexican Resort Stay, and a Newport Beach Getaway at the Hyatt Regency, including golf at the Hyatt’s Newport Beach Back Bay Golf Course.

A field of 60 avid golfers played in the tournament on the renowned Cove Course.  Taking home the Men’s Champions honors this year were Brendan Meaney, Matt Rifkin, and Juan Baez.  The Women’s Champions taking home honors included Pat Harris, Terri Forbes, and Sally Hazen.

Event Co-chairs Yin Tchen, Jeroen Sparreboom and Dr. Vincent Nola, (seated) who is a Founding Board Member of Mama’s House.

“We all worked hard to make this event an outstanding success,” said Co-chair Dr. Vincent Nola.  “I am certain that our goal of most memorable event was accomplished through a lot of hard work and determination.  We have set a precedence for golfers who played in the tournament and for guests who attended the Dinner Show.”

The 3rd Annual Mama’s House Charity Golf Classic & Dinner Show Event Sponsors included IFS Inforsure International, Pixel Care, Mona & Dean Anderson, Wexler Insurance, DavidSW, JR Thomas Golf Carts, La Quinta Cadillac, Time Passion, Inc., JL Endicott, Inc., Andalusia Country Club, Anne Sisteron, Ben Bridge Jewelers, Eldorado Country Club, Mitch’s on El Paseo Prime Seafood, Janet Obradovich, Georgette O’Brien, Mary Pasquesi, and Toscana Country Club.

Ryan & Maurae Quigley. Maurae Quigley is a Board Member of Mama’s House.

This year’s Media Sponsors included THE DESERT SUN & LOCALiQ, Presenting Newspaper & Digital Media Sponsor; INLAND EMPIRE MAGAZINE, Exclusive Magazine Sponsor; KESQ News Channel 3, Exclusive TV Media Sponsor; and Alpha Media – Palm Springs, Exclusive Radio Media Sponsor.

Seen in the crowd of golfers and dinner guests were Antoinette & Emmett Clancy, Cindy & Allen Sabbag, Jon & Kristi Harnish, Jared & Desiree Portolesi, Ilona & Chris Anderson, Beverly & Rich Testwuide, Chris & Gail Margaritas, Debbie & Rocky Dilucchio, Liz Chambers & Jim Johnson, Dr. Vincent & Joyce Nola, Jeroen Sparreboom, Yin Chen, Bill & Lynn Poland, Maurae & Ryan Quigley, Desiree & Jared Portolesi, Chuck & Jan Emanuele, Carol Tallichet, Floyd Rhoades, Linda Snouffer, Penny & Dick Wrobel, Janet Obradovich, Dick & Shannon Honaker,  Suzy & Marc Homme, Gerri & Walter Clark, and Denise & Dave & Fleig.

For more information on Mama’s House Ministries, and to schedule a tour of the new Anne Silverstein Campus for Mama’s House, please visit or call 844-232-8622.  Mama’s House Ministries is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supported largely by donations, grants, and fundraising events.