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Junior Achievement to Host Its First Golf Tournament presented by San Diego Fluid System Technologies

July 23, 2013

The local nonprofit invites San Diegans to an exclusive event at the five-star resort

Junior Achievement of San Diego invites the community to golf for a good cause at its 1st Annual JA Golf Classic presented by San Diego Fluid System Technologies on Thursday, Sept. 19. Premiering at The Grand Golf Club located at The Grand Del Mar, the new event will be the first fundraising golf tournament for the nonprofit.

This year, San Diego Fluid System Technologies is the presenting sponsor for JA Golf Classic. Baker Electric Solar joined the event as the associate sponsor.

“We are honored to kick off the inaugural year of the JA Golf Classic as the presenting sponsor,” said Michael Schleyhahn, president of San Diego Fluid System Technologies. “This event has the potential to become one of the most productive fundraisers held by JA going forward. It will allow them to impact hundreds more students with financial education programs each year.”

The sponsors and Junior Achievement invite community members to kick off the new event at the five-star resort and play golf, meet top business executives and network.

The Grand Golf Club, named “Top San Diego Golf Resort” by Southland Golf, is located at The Grand Del Mar and spreads through the rolling hills of Los Penasquitos Canyon. Tom Fazio—a golf course architect renowned for his strong sense of environmental design and challenging-but-fair golf—created a 7,160-yard, par 72 championship masterpiece with multiple tees suited to many abilities.

“The private course at The Grand Del Mar is one of the best in the region,” said Schleyhahn. “The silent auction, contests and support we have lined up promise to make an exciting event for all participants.”

The event will start with registration at 10:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Cocktail reception, silent auction and buffet-style barbeque will follow after the tournament.

Interested participants can purchase a player spot, foursome and/or sponsorship opportunity by contacting Tara Michener at or 619-906-4902. Click here to see all the opportunities available. All funds raised will go to Junior Achievement’s financial literacy, career readiness and entrepreneurship programs.  

Learn more about Junior Achievement at To learn more about San Diego Fluid System Technologies, please visit


JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF SAN DIEGO, INC. works locally to reach 52,000 students in K-12 classrooms for the 2013-2014 school year, which takes thousands of volunteers who lead classes and experiential programs.  For more information on programs in San Diego and Imperial Counties, visit

About San Diego Fluid System Technologies
San Diego Fluid System Technologies has been the independent Swagelok® sales and service center in southernmost California since 1958. The company proudly supports Junior Achievement of San Diego and Father Joe’s Villages.  To achieve its’ mission of delivering exceptional customer experiences, the company operates on the core values of integrity, quality, respect, innovation, continuous improvement and customer focus. It provides fluid system solutions to companies in the power, alternative fuels, oil and gas, semiconductor, biopharmaceutical and shipbuilding industries. In addition to Swagelok products, the Custom Solutions center provides fabrication services and other customized assemblies. For more information, visit the company’s website at

About Baker Electric Solar (BES) 
Escondido-based NB Baker Electric, Inc., dba Baker Electric Solar, designs, builds and installs photovoltaic solar power systems for new and existing homes and commercial facilities across Southern California. Baker Electric Solar offers multiple financing options including a fixed monthly payment lease. BES is a BBB accredited business with an A+ rating. BES is a 2012 Inc. 500|5000 company and one of San Diego’s 2012 Fastest Growing Private Companies. In addition, BES is San Diego’s first SunPower Elite Dealer and 2011 SunPower Regional Residential Dealer of the Year. For more information, visit