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Local nonprofit #HERSMILE Announces 3rd Annual Jenna Betti Golf Tournament

Jan 29, 2017 09:41PM ● By Elena Hutslar

On March 3, the #HERSMILE nonprofit, in partnership with the Betti family, is hosting its 3rd Annual Jenna Betti Memorial Golf Tournament. Fourteen-year-old Jenna Betti was struck and killed by a BNSF train in Martinez on March 2, 2014. The #HERSMILE nonprofit was started in honor of all the love and support that was given to the Betti family after the tragic passing of their daughter. To date they have helped more than 50 families who have experienced a tragic loss of a child or the loss of a parent with dependent children.


In an email letter inviting local family, friends, and community members to the March 3rd memorial tournament, Dena Betti writes, “It's extremely bittersweet for me to be writing this email to you. I'm sure it's no wonder to you that the bitter or harsh reality for our family is we've lived without Jenna for almost three years now and there hasn't been a moment in a day when we haven't thought of her or missed her.  And although the road of grief is a trying, long journey, there is still beauty and sweetness to be found by living in our love for Jenna, our family, friends and community, each and every day. It's in that spirit that we'd like to invite you, once again, to join this continually sold-out event for a day of love, friendship, laughter and contribution.” Jenna's tournament is being held at Hiddenbrooke Golf Course, an Arnold Palmer Signature course in Vallejo with amazing facilities and views. The event format is a 4-man scramble with a 12pm shotgun.  To register to play, donate and/or sponsor the event, go to


You can support #HERSMILE by attending this very special event.  For more information, please visit