2021 Golf Classic Recap


On behalf of the 3,700 Special Olympics New Mexico athletes and their families, the Special Olympics New Mexico Golf Classic Committee want to thank you personally for your support and participation in our 2021 Special Olympics New Mexico Golf Classic held at Santa Ana Golf Club.  Your support will go a long way in helping us keep our athletes engaged during a time that they have not been able to “return to play” because of the COVID virus.  It was optimistic at the time, but GAME ON was the theme Special Olympics New Mexico chose for 2021.  Thankfully, it became a reality and we in fact PLAYED ON and were able to be together again for this year’s Golf Classic.  I want to thank you for standing with us.  Your support means so much to our athletes.  The chance to be on a team, feel accepted for who you are and simply have something in life to look forward to can make all the difference in the world. Our athletes need all of us now more than ever, and your participation is helping us fill the gap with moments of joy and celebration that no one else can provide.

Because you played in our Golf Classic we are proud to report that we raised a net total of $63,000, which is a reason for celebration.

Here is the 2021 SONM Golf Classic Photos link:


Congratulations to this year’s winners:


  • 2nd Place with a score of 56
    • Mass Mutual: Warren Ellis, Mike Ellis, Shak Bani, Dee Dennis III
  • 1st Place with a score of 56
    • Colliers International: Tim With, Phil With, Greg With and Jim Altamirano
  • Closest to the Pin Awards
    • Men: Justin Baird
    • Women: Karen Scanlon


  • 2nd Place with a score of 55
    • Team With: Jerry With, Ernie Henson, Matt Love & Spencer Feix
  • 1st Place with a score of 53
    • New Mexico Automotive Dealers Association: Hud Romero, Walter Viera, Ed Manzanares & Goose Morantes
  • Closest to the Pin Awards
    • Men: Harvey Hill
    • Women: Jen Robins


  • 2nd Place with a score of 57
    • Team Hidalgo: Freddie Hidalgo, Richie Tabet, Pat Gonzales & John Crawford
  • 1st Place with a score of 56
    • Bank of the West: Cory Miller, Leslie Chant, Erick Pena, Josh Howe
  • Closest to the Pin Awards
    • Men: John Mercer
    • Women: D’Ette Wiggins

Thank you for your support of Special Olympics New Mexico athletes and programs. We look forward to being together again in 2022!