Pictured above Left to Right 2019 Bobby Griffin Memorial Art Award Recipients
Alicia Alderate, Elaine Gong & Jirong Shen
Jill Beideman from Huntington Beach, CA with a score of 64 Tournament Record and Jill's 3rd 1st Place Win at the Event . Great round of golf posting 10 pars on the challenging Arroyo Seco and going just 2 over on the closing 4 holes some of the toughest holes in golf
Faren Griffin from Redondo Beach, CA pulls off a Birdie on hole 18 to cap a great round of golf posting a 32 on the back 9 for a total score of 72
Diana Tucker from Seal Beach, CA first time playing the event captures 3rd place with a round of 78 which included 2 pars ..
Suzie Biegel , Huntington Beach, CA Score: 82
Valerie Prince , Altadena , CA Score : 84
Terri Miles, South Pasadena, CA Score : 87
Coby Myers - Griffin . Sunset Beach, CA
WD - Diana Derham , Huntington Beach, CA
Richard Toombs from Diamond Bar, CA with a score of 58 posts a new Tournament Record with a sensational round of golf whcih included 3 birdies and 9 pars and just played the 4 holes toughest on the track even par to earn the 1st Place Trophy.
Byron Toombs from Diamond Bar, CA ties for second place in Mens with a 59. 13 pars over 18 holes well done.
Curtis Clarke from San Diego and So Pas Tiger Alum tied for 2nd with a 59 . Curtis had 11 pars and one birdie and played the toughest holes 15, 16. 17 & 18 at one over par .
Tie 3rd Place -
Brian Griffin, Huntington Beach, CA Score: 62
Bill Edwards, Walnut CA , Score : 62
"JB" Griffin , Sunset Beach, CA Score : 63
Stan Suter, Roseville, CA Score : 66
Tie 6th Place
Jim Stewart. El Monte, CA Score: 68
Jason Thomas , Diamond Bar, CA Score: 68
Alan Vlacich, South Pasadena, CA Score: 70
David Thomas, Tustin, CA Score: 72
Ryan Bennett, Marina Del Rey , CA Score : 76
Jerry Turney. South Pasadena, CA Score: 77
Brett Bennett, Newport Beach, CA Score: 77
Freddie Salas , San Marcos ,CA Score : 80
Peter Bennett, La Verne, CA Score: 80
Larry Clanton, Azusa, CA Score: 83
Pictured left to right "JB" Griffin , 2016 Bobby Griffin Memorial Art Award Winner Presenter with 2016 Art Award winner Joshua Sunga and Aimee Levie-Hultman , Art Teacher at South Pasadena High School.
From 2016 to 2019 we presented the Bobby Griffin Memorial Art Award to a Senior at South Pasadena High School and made donations to various non -profit charities . In 2020 we made decision to dissolve our Trust Account and will be distributing the remaining funds left in the BGMAA Trust Account to various non profit charitable causes .
Thanks to all the students who submitted their incredible portfolios over the past 4 years and to the amazing Teachers & Staff at South Pasadena High School.
Clyde and Susan Staff
Rosemany & Joe Petrotta
Mike and Barby Cahill
Karen & Eric Steen
Kate & Steve Cipriani
A big thanks to all the Golfers who have participated in our annual Golf Tournaments and 19th Hole raffle participants who by either signing up to golf or purchase raffle tickets or do both helped contribute to the Art Award Fund.
Agape Water c/o Freddie Salas
JBGmg c/o "JB" Griffin
Big thanks to the management and staff at the Arroyo Seco Golf Course for hosting our event and 19th hole Mixer
Thanks to all who have given thier valuable time and contributions to help support the Bobby Griffin Memorial Art Award Fund at South Pasadena High School and beyond .
"JB" Griffin, Trustee
The Bobby Griffin Memorial Art Scholarship was originally started in 1973 by Bob's Family to award a Scholarship and give recognition to a Senior Student at South Pasadena High School who showed a interest in pursuing Art as a career.
Robert Alan or Bobby as he was known attended school in South Pasadena, CA from Kindergarten through 12th Grade. Bobby was a a gifted artist, musician, student, writer, photographer, athlete who lived his short life to the fullest making every second, minute and hour count.
Bob graduated from South Pasadena High School in 1972 and was awarded the Bank of America Art Scholarship for his artistic talents. After High School Bob took a 2 month journey to Canada in his MG sportscar before returning home and begin pursuing his aspiration to continue to hone his art skills at University of California Santa Barbara.
Tragically Bob's life was cut short in 1973 during his Freshman Year at UCSB. Bob and his roommate Mike Hillbloom both 19 at the time left us on March 21, 1973 in a 2 seater Cessna 150 plane in the mountains above Newhall, CA . Mike and Bob where minutes from arriving in Burbank, CA in route from Santa Barbara to attend Bob's Grandfathers funeral when the accident occurred on a rainy night in rough weather. Bob's untimely death left a lasting impression on all who knew Bob. What it left was live your life to the fullest, follow your dreams and don't waste a second, minute. Bob was never one to stand out or seek attention but his spirit continues to live on and it is an honor to keep his memory alive through the Bobby Griffin Memorial Art Award which like Bob wanted to go beyond South Pasadena which the Award fund has accomplished with the donations made to date. .
In 2015 Bob's younger brother reestablished the Bobby Griffin Memorial Art Scholarship which as mentioned was initially established in 1973 after Bob’s passing at the age of 19 while he was attending the University of California Santa Barbara majoring in Art.
In January of 2020 we made a decision to close our Trustee Account and make donations to various non -profit charitable causes with the balance of the funds remaining in the Trustee Account.
Other Non - Profits the Bobby Griffin Memorial Art Award has made donations to in Bobby's memory
State of California CORP 8210086
State of California State Charity Registration Number : CT0261209
Employer Identification Number : 47-7337739
Classified as Private Foundation 509 ( a)
Tax Exempt from Federal Income Tax Under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501 (c) (3)
Donors can deduct contributions under IRC Section 170
Bobby Griffin Memorial Art Award aka BGMAA is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522
As a Tax Exempt Private Organization we are required to file from 990-PF Return of Private Foundation or Section 4847 (a) ( 1) Trust Treated as a Private Foundation Annually
Trust managed by JBGmg with separate trust account at Chase Bank
2016 - Co Winners - Tessa Coffey & Joshua Sunga
2017 - Michael Dong Hye Kim
2018 - Becky Seo-JinYoung
2019 - Elaine Gong
"JB" James B. Griffin , Trustee
Bobby Griffin Memorial Art Award
Mike Cahill on left 2018 Men's Low Gross Winner
Bob attended Lincoln Elementary School in South Pasadena, CA from Kindergarten through 6th grade , South Pasadena Junior High School and graduated from South Pasadena High School in 1972 . At the age of 9, Bob received a full set of World Book Enclyclopedias by winning 1st Place in the local Cappy Dick Art Contest sponsored by the Pasadena Star News. Bob's picture was featured in Star News sitting on top of the Enclyopedias.
In addition to his art talents, Bob also was an guitar player ( played in a band ) and very good athlete. As a Little Leaguer at South Pasadena LL, Bob was selected to the All Star team and tied for the best batting average in the League as a 12 year old with his good friend Mark Romay. Both Bob and Mark batted .525 for the season. In High School Bob played C Basketball as a Sophomore then jumped to Varsity Basketball for his Junior and Senior Season . Bob was a 2 year Letterman for the Tigers Varsity Basketball team and helped lead the Tigers as a Guard to the Rio Hondo League Championship in 1972 and CiF Playoffs. Bob was named Co-Captain of the Tigers Basketball Team as a Senior.
"Ambition and achieving a high goal has always been the mainstream of my life, especially during the past few years. when I have been able to comprehend myself as an individual person . I want to succeed in wahtever way of life I choose to take and to make that choice through a vast amount of knowledge and experience other than that of the city life of South Pasadena. I want to feel as if I have accomplished something for my own personal gratification and for the benefit of people that may be affected by my actions " -
"Bobby" Robert Alan Griffin - January 5th 1954-March 21st 1973
"Bob loved the mountains , people and the things of nature.- these are the subjects that he pondered , painted , photographed, drew and wrote about. He sought many ways to express himself . He work was very contemplative as he was. Bob's deep interest in Art started when he was very young and and grew into a career goal with his studies at South Pasadena High School and UCSB . He wanted to be a Painter. " -
Albert Lear Griffin , Bob's Father who passed away in 1996