MIDWAY CITY, Calif., Aug. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Family Housing (AFH) – a nonprofit organization that provides housing and services to low-income and homeless families and individuals – has announced its first annual “Victories of Spirit” Charity Golf Classic tournament. Held at Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine on Thursday, September 13, 2018, the event will benefit AFH housing and homelessness prevention initiatives for veterans, families and individuals.

The full-day event kicks off at noon with a shotgun start. The $300 individual fee includes 18 holes of golf, complimentary valet parking and lunch, one entry into the Longest Drive Contest, 2 drink tickets and 2 raffle tickets. The day concludes with a dinner recognizing four AFH individuals or families who have triumphed over seemingly insurmountable odds.

The golf tournament is part of AFH’s ongoing commitment to serving the Southern California community and its mission to end homelessness. During the tournament, participants will meet other community-minded players and celebrate the inspiring stories of AFH families and the veterans who now live at Potter’s Lane, where AFH repurposed shipping containers to house formerly homeless veterans.

“We are fervently committed to ending homelessness among veterans, and eventually homelessness, period,” said Milo Peinemann, AFH’s chief executive officer. “This event will allow us to support expanded homelessness initiatives for veterans, as well as families in their time of need.”

"Pacific Premier Bank is thrilled to be the presenting sponsor of this meaningful event,” said Steven R. Gardner, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Pacific Premier Bancorp, a state-chartered bank headquartered in Irvine and serving businesses and consumers throughout the United States. “We were the first sponsor to step up and our Title Sponsorship reflects our belief in this tournament and our longstanding, productive relationship with American Family Housing.”

“We are very grateful to our sponsors and especially to Pacific Premier Bank for its support of the Victories of Spirit event,” said Gary Crisp, golf co-chair and president and owner of Crisp Imaging in Costa Mesa. “With Manny Montanez, my co-chair, I am delighted to have been asked to lead this event and couldn’t pass up this opportunity to become engaged in the mission of American Family Housing.”

For more information about American Family Housing, visit www.afhusa.org. For more information about the golf tournament, contact Steven Forry at sforry@afhusa.org or at 714-897-3221 x117. With media inquiries, please call Leslie Licano at 949-733-8679 ext. 101 or email leslie@beyondfifteen.com.

To donate or sponsor the event, visit www.charityvalet.com/afhgolf/index.asp. For more information about the event, visit www.charityvalet.com/afhgolf/index.asp.

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ABOUT AMERICAN FAMILY HOUSING: Founded in 1985, American Family Housing (AFH) is a nonprofit organization that provides a continuum of housing and services to vulnerable populations facing barriers to achieving housing stability. AFH provides services to 300 units that serve more than 1,300 unduplicated adults and children each year in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties. AFH is committed to permanently ending the cycle of homelessness, helping low-income families and adults achieve a self-sustaining way of life. For more information, follow American Family Housing on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and Instagram, and visit www.afhusa.org.

About Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc.: Pacific Premier Bancorp is the holding company for Pacific Premier Bank, one of the largest banks headquartered in Southern California with approximately $8 billion in assets. Pacific Premier Bank is a business bank primarily focused on serving small and middle market businesses in the counties of Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara, California as well as Clark County, Nevada. Through its 33 depository branches, Pacific Premier Bank offers a diverse range of lending products including commercial, commercial real estate, construction, and SBA loans, as well as specialty banking products for homeowners associations and franchise lending nationwide. For more information, follow Pacific Premier Bank on LinkedIn and visit www.ppbi.com.

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