Second annual Gold Run CHP Memorial Golf Tournament honors Officer Todd Kettwig |

Second annual Gold Run CHP Memorial Golf Tournament honors Officer Todd Kettwig

The California Highway Patrol Squad Club of Gold Run is honored to present The 2nd Annual Gold Run CHP Memorial Golf Tournament, dedicated to the memory of CHP Officer Todd Kettwig. The tournament will take place on Sept. 30, at The Ridge Golf Club & Events Center, 2020 Golf Course Road, Auburn. The event benefits the Todd Kettwig Memorial Fund, Pillars of the Highway Patrol Foundation, the Widows & Orphans Fund and 11-99 Foundation. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 11 a.m. The CHP Squad Club of Gold Run is a recognized nonprofit organization whose defined primary mission is to give directly back to the community that officers serve and reside in with their families.

“It is a privilege and honor to serve the local community while strengthening bonds supporting the CHP’s ongoing effort to establish positive communication,” said CHP Officer Chris Nave. “After a courageous 19-month fight against Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, Officer Kettwig succumbed to the disease in June of this year, surrounded by family and close friends. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Kari, and two young daughters, ages 9 and 11. This life event affected so many.”

Team opportunities of four players are filling up fast, but there still are slots available. Single golfers can play for $110 and foursomes for $440, with entry fees including green fees, golf cart, practice range balls, tournament service plus a gift bag. Immediately following the conclusion of play, a dinner, raffle, silent auction and awards ceremony for all golfers and guests will take place.

“There is really no option as a caring community other than to become motivated and driven to help,” said Kathryn Holt, board member of the Northern California Pillars of the Highway Patrol Foundation. “CHP officers have an extremely difficult and dangerous job. Their families are the strength behind the badge. Our vision is to do whatever it takes to honor each of them by supporting and providing various services to their families. The Kettwig family handled their situation with dignity. I just knew in my heart and as a mother that the Pillars could make a profound difference from behind the scenes, providing support and encouragement.”

Donations of auction items, money/checks can be made to the Gold Run CHP Squad Club. A tax-deductible donation receipt will be issued by the Squad Club. If donating, mail checks to P.O. Box 123, Gold Run, CA, 95717. If providing raffle and silent auction items, a volunteer will gladly swing by your place of business for pick-up.

“On behalf of the Squad Club, I’d like to thank everyone in advance for your much anticipated support and participation in this wonderful community event,” Naves said.

For more information, questions, comments, to volunteer to help, donate items or secure golf spots, call Nave at 530-389-2205 or email

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