Orangewood Events

Athletes First Classic *Virtual* Gala & Golf Event

As of 3/21/2020 our silent auction is closed. However, we encourage you to make a donation to our Fund-A-Need here by 5:00 PM (PDT) on Weds., March 25, 2020.
Please note, if you are not a registered bidder, you will need to register to provide your payment information.
Thank you!

Virtual Gala – Saturday March 14th at 5pm – Saturday March 21st at 5pm; Golf – Sunday, March 15th at 7am
Golf Only – Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point

In light of the California Department of Public Health’s recommendation (link here) to cancel gatherings of more than 250 people, we announce the following changes to the 17th Annual Athletes First Classic:

1) The Athletes First Gala will now be the “Virtual Athletes First Classic Gala” hosted online where you can bid on dozens of unique silent and live auction items, donate to the “Fund-a-Need” and view the stories of our honorees (Brian & Paqui Kelly and Joe & Sonya Lozowski) and Orangewood’s inspiring youth, Mark and Maria. Please join us on Saturday at 5PM at to enjoy the virtual event to which there is no limit to the number of friends you can invite to participate! The auctions will close on Saturday, March 21st at 5PM.

2) We have had to unfortunately cancel Sunday’s A1 Tailgate Party.

3) Sunday’s golf tournament will continue as planned with some modified activities afterwards.

We are very disappointed to not host the Athletes First Classic live for the first time in 15 years. The money raised from the Classic is ESSENTIAL to Orangewood Foundation’s ability to annually serve the over 2,200 foster and community youth. We therefore humbly ask you to consider letting us keep your donations and commitments for tables despite not having a live event. We are all disappointed we are not able to gather for our cherished weekend with the Athletes First clients. However, the needs of the Orangewood Foundation’s youth do not change and we need your help more than ever due to the event’s cancellation. Thank you in advance for both your understanding and generosity.

If you would like to discuss other arrangements, please contact Ashley Cordero at (714) 619-0209 or .

We appreciate your support of the Athletes First Classic and Orangewood Foundation and look forward to seeing you again next year in what will certainly be the best Classic ever!


Monday, April 13 & 27, 2020
Red Room at Chapter One

When: April 13 & 27, 2020 (2nd Tuesday of every month)
7:00-9:00 p.m.

Where: Red Room at Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Join us for bingo with the Orangewood PALS, an auxiliary of Orangewood Foundation with the goal of Providing Assistance, Love, and Support to youth. The $10 BUY IN includes a drink and the proceeds supports Rising Tide youth events. Bring your friends and help support Orangewood Foundation!

View flyer, click here.

For more information, please contact Christian Brown at (714) 619-0227 or via email to .

Volunteer Information Session

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Orangewood Foundation

When: May 6, 2020
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Where: Orangewood Foundation, 1575 E. 17th St. Santa Ana

If you are interested in volunteering with Orangewood, please join us for a volunteer information session to learn more. RSVP to Humberto Rojas, Manager, Volunteer and In-Kind Program, at or (714) 619-0220.

16th Annual 44 Women for Orangewood Scholarship Luncheon

Friday, June 5, 2020
Fashion Island Hotel

When: Friday, June 5, 2020

Where: Fashion Island Hotel, Newport Beach

44 Women for Orangewood invites you to the 16th Annual Scholarship Luncheon at the Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach. The keynote speaker will be Leigh Anne Tuohy, author and the inspirational subject of The Blind Side.

To view our sponsorship opportunities, click here.

To register for the event click here.

If you have any questions please contact Ashley Cordero, Special Events Coordinator, at or (714) 619-0209.