The 22nd Annual Pete Leyva Memorial Golf Tournament was held on Monday, September 17th at the Sandia Resort and Casino Golf Club. The tournament benefitted the New Mexico Boys & Girls Ranches, which is a terrific organization doing great work for the youth in our state. We had beautiful weather and a full afternoon flight of 144 players, with a banquet dinner following. This year’s event raised $30,000 to benefit The Ranches. How Did The Golf Tournament Get Started? Back in 1998, the beneficiary of the golf tournament was “Families for Children,” a service of the New Mexico Boys & Girls Ranches. The Ranches has been an institution in New Mexico for more than 70 years, providing faith-based services to at-risk children and teens, counseling for families, and a foster care organization. More than 30 teams of golfers participated in the golf tournament that year and it's been growing ever since.