Our 2018 Tournament was

With this year's Superhero theme, our annual Louis F. Ruiz Golf Invitational put a premium on FUN as we raised money to fund hundreds of Ruiz 4 Kids scholarships. On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, legions of golfers descended upon Visalia, California's Valley Oaks Golf Course, and the results were ... EPIC!



Save the date!

Monday, April 15: Copper River Country Club in Fresno, CA: Hermanos and Padrinos only.

Tuesday, April 16: Valley Oaks Golf Course in Visalia, CA: All Golfers

It's a golf day and game night mash-up!

With board game challenges around ever dogleg, we're rolling the dice for fun. So get ready to bring your A-Game to this year's Louis F. Ruiz Golf Invitational on Tuesday, April 16th at Valley Oaks Golf Course in Visalia, CA. When we team up to support Ruiz 4 Kids' Scholarship program … and help make college a reality for young students … everyone wins!

In honor of Louis F. Ruiz, who taught us all to dream big … and help others dream big too.

Ruiz 4 Kids Scholarships

Thanks to the support of our vendors, Ruiz 4 Kids provided $576,500 in scholarships to 533 deserving students; $504,000 was awarded to high school seniors and $72,500 to transferring college students from the Dinuba, CA, Denison, TX, and Florence, SC areas. Below is a partial list of schools that our 2018 recipients will be attending this year:

  • Arizona State University
  • Baylor University
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Clemson University
  • CSU Bakersfield
  • CSU Long Beach
  • Francis Marion University
  • Fresno Pacific University
  • Fresno State
  • Sacramento State
  • San Diego State University
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Christian University
  • Texas Tech University
  • UC Berkeley
  • UC Davis
  • UC Merced
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • UCLA
  • University of Arizona
  • University of North Texas
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • University of Texas Austin
  • USC
  • Winthrop University

Presenting Sponsor

Ruiz Foods
Ardent Mills
Downs Food Group
Fred & Mitzie Ruiz
Grain Craft
Harris Ranch
Matt & Jacqueline Ruiz
Tom & Kim Beck
Bartlett Milling Co.
Miller Milling
Ornua Ingredients North America
Packaging Corporation of America
Revcom Advertising & Design
United States Cold Storage
American Packaging Corporation
Bank of America
Bemis Company
Cargill Protein Ingredients
CTI Foods
Dakota Provisions
Dependable Highway Express, Inc.
Elite Spice
Felland Construction
HNAS, miCare & Blue Shield of CA
JC Ford Company
Kerry Ingredients
Mike & Kelly Hanchett
Miller Resource Group
Minerva Foods
Ruiz Foods Board of Directors
Ruiz Foods C-Store Team
Rush Advertising
San Joaquin Chemicals
Saputo Cheese
Scout Specialties
Securitas Security Services
Summers Media Group
T. Hasegawa Flavors
Tip Top Poultry, Inc.
Amcor Flexibles
CHEP Equipment
Constellation Energy
Dairi Concepts
Electric Motor Shop
Fiesta Canning
Fuji Foods, Inc.
Georgia Pacific
Grant Thornton
Gray Construction
John Hancock
KeyImpact Sales & Systems
Pacific Southwest Container
Peter & Rachel Cullen
ProTransport & Leasing
Raymond Handling
Southern Champion Tray
Strategic Industry, Inc.
Wells Fargo
Williams Transportion, Inc.

Generous Donors

$500 - $4,999
A to Z Coatings
All Valley Administrators
Allied Electric
Archer Daniels Midland
Automated Office Systems
Bill & Sherry Wheeler
BMY Construction Group Inc.
Brian & Lisa Miller
Bunzl Processor Division
Butler Transport
C & F Foods
C + R Research
Cargill Risk Management
Chris & Kim Carroll
Clean World USA
Concord National
Core Business Interiors
Cousins Logistics
Dave & Jennifer Singer
Dave & Joni Norby
David Stoneburner
Echo Lakes
Excelsior Construction, Inc.
FBI Construction
Formost Fuji
G.F. Lacaeyse Transport Inc.
George & Anne Turner
Gina Flores
Goyette Mechanical Co.
Gray Lift, A Cromer Company
Gregory Electric Company, Inc.
Hanover Foods
Harthan Consulting
Human Resources Associates
Industrial Fumigant Company
Jack & Nancy Baker
Janitorial Inc.
Jesse Sowell
K & J Trucking
Kelley Bean
Kevin Murphy
Lewis Goetz
Lone Star Cold Storage
Luis & Kathleen Da Cunha
McAngus, Goudelock & Courie LLC
Mid America Freight Logistics LLC
Mike & Sharon Secor
Motion Industries
Nationwide Transportation, Inc.
Newly Weds Foods, Inc.
Olga Baldarama & Susan Harbin
Pee Dee Electricom, Inc.
Peerless Food Equipment
Pepsi Cola of Florence
Rendon Trucking
Republic Services
Request Foods, Inc.
Ron & Diana Woods
Sence Foundation
Solvaira Specialties Inc.
Sysazzle, Inc.
Summit Research
Toledo Carolina
Tony & Heidi Caetano
Travis & Savannah Beck
Tyler Beck & Kim Goble
Womble Bond Dickinson LLP

Tournament In-Kind Donors

Action Rentals
Alaska Airlines
Elite Spice
Harris Ranch
Nichol’s Farms
Summers Media Group, Inc.

Hole-in-One Donors

Ed Dena’s
Lampe Dodge
Valley Oaks
Visalia Harley

Each year, Ruiz 4 Kids' volunteers, sponsors and golfers join forces for the Louis F. Ruiz Golf Invitational to raise funds for our Scholarships program. With great food, great people, prizes and plenty of fun, the Tournament has raised more than $3 million to help deserving students in the Dinuba, California, Denison, Texas and Florence, South Carolina areas.

In Honor of
Louis F. Ruiz

Co-Founder of
Ruiz Foods Inc.,
and father of Fred Ruiz,
Ruiz Foods
Chairman Emeritus
and Co-Founder

Pictured: Louis F. Ruiz
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