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Golf Fundraiser for Mickey McLeod

The McLeod Family is interwoven throughout Coronado history this past half century. Far too many kids to count, all raised by one determined and loving mother. Mom is gone now, and one of the McLeod brothers, Mickey, as Joe Cocker would say, is in need of a “little help from my friends.”


Mick suffered a terrifying and tragic accident last year while riding his bike on mountain roads. The accident left him hospitalized for many months. Mick is now a quadriplegic but his spirits are high and he is fighting the good fight. Still, he could benefit immensely from certain costly high tech devices.

On Monday, May 3rd, there will be a charity golf tournament for Mickey at the historic golf course at Liberty Station known as Sail Ho Golf Club.

Many in Coronado will remember Mickey’s helpful bike expertise while employed at Holland’s Bike Shop. Mick was an avid sportsman who could be seen riding with the “Crown City Cyclists” on Saturday mornings, or surfing the big August Swell at Outlet.

Brant Sarber, owner of Costa Azul, has offered his restaurant for dinner and festivities following the golf tournament. Live music will be provided by Coronado band “Midlife Crisis”. Those wishing to golf should meet at Costa Azul no later than 2:45 p.m. From there contestants will travel by Limo coach to the golf course.

“We hope you’ll all come out and help support this fundraiser,” said Sandy McLeod-Ryan, Mickey’s sister, “but regardless of whether or not you play golf, Mick would like you to come just to say hello and have some fun, and so would we. On behalf of the McLeod family we just want to thank you for all your love and support this past year. It really has kept us all going strong.”

The golf tourney is $75 per person and includes dinner and drinks. The after party includes dinner and two drink tickets and is $28. For registration and payment go to Mark McLeod’s web site, www.NewVersionSports.com and click on “Events”.

For more information, call Sandy McLeod-Ryan at 619.994.4991 or write her at [email protected]



Mickey McLeod doing what he loved most in life.
Photo courtesy the McLeod Family of Coronado.



Joe Ditler
Joe Ditler
Joe Ditler is a professional writer, publicist and Coronado historian. Formerly a writer with the Los Angeles Times, he has been published in magazines and newspapers throughout North America and Europe. He also owns Part-Time PR (a subsidiary of Schooner or Later Promotions), specializing in helping Coronado businesses reach larger audiences with well-placed public relations throughout the greater San Diego County. He writes obituaries and living-obituaries under the cover "Coronado Storyteller." To find out more, write or call [email protected], or (619) 742-1034.
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