Rotary ready for tourney

The Rotary Clubs of La Jolla and Tijuana are gearing up for their Fifth Annual Tijuana Youth Scholars Golf Tournament.

The Scholars Lab, now in its 10th year of operation, financially assists, educates and mentors gifted teenagers from some of the very poorest communities in Tijuana.

The program, directed and taught by volunteer Rotarians from La Jolla and Tijuana, delivers nongovernmental resources and good will to effectively break the poverty cycle.

Each Saturday, Rotarians deliver English, computer skills and mentorship to 24 students in grades six through 12 in classroom facilities rented by the clubs and equipped with modern computer equipment and software. The program also pays the students a $50 monthly stipend on the condition that they remain in school.

The tournament will be held Nov. 13 at the Tijuana Country Club. Transportation, light breakfast and lunch are provided to all participants. Buses will depart from the Mission Bay Visitor Center at 8:30 a.m. and return around 4:30 or 5 p.m.

Visit for more information on the program or to sign up to play golf or be a sponsor.