As we make our way through our 60th year at Ziems Ford Corners, we reflect on the charitable events that we’ve participated in over the years. Notably, the Toys For Tots, an event we host every year and the Guardians of Good campaign where we give away a free vehicle to a deserving community member. This year we are adding to our support by sponsoring two upcoming Farmington Events. The 57th Annual San Juan Open Charity Golf Tournament, and the 40th Annual Road Apple Rally both of which are long-standing fixtures in the community. We hope you come out to show your support.
The San Juan Open
Entering into its 57th season, the San Juan Open Charity Golf Tournament is the largest tournament to take place in the Four Corners. Tournament week is August 30-September 5, 2021 with tournament play taking place September 2-5. A time-honored Farmington tradition, the tournament has taken place annually since 1965. Each year Farmington welcomes both professional and amateur golfers from around the country for a week of competition. All proceeds from the event go to a local charity. In the last six years alone, over $130,000 has been donated to the community.
- Golf Exhibition – Tuesday
Local participants from the Boys and Girls Club of Farmington and First Tee Four Corners are invited to not only meet Golf Professionals but play a couple holes together.
- Golf Expo – Tuesday
Join San Juan Country Club equipment and apparel vendors on the Driving Range for club fittings and shopping.
- Garcia 3-Stick – Wednesday
This event has an additional $50 entry fee, Pro-Am
- Golf Tournament – Thursday – Sunday
Amateur, Professional, and Pro-Am Divisions.
Join Ziems at the San Juan Open Charity Golf Tournament, for a time-honored tradition of hospitality, outstanding golf conditions, and community involvement.
The Road Apple Rally
Initially born as a competition between horses and bikes, the Rally got its name from early riders dodging “road apples” left behind by the horses. Today, the Road Apple Rally is bike only. Changes aside, the race has been a part of the southwest landscape since 1981 making it America’s longest continuously running mountain bike race. The early October season in the Four Corners region is well known for its clear skies and mild fall temperatures, making it an ideal getaway for avid cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts alike. The 2021 event is scheduled to take place the weekend of October 2nd and 3rd and will feature two days of competitive and recreational bike races. Also included in the festivities will be live music, food and an interactive sponsor village with entertainment and activities for everyone. This single-track course includes 5, 15, and 30-mile loops in the Glade Run Recreation Area and is a fun and fast race for mountain bikers of all levels. Registration is open now:
- Registration for the Road Apple Rally is $45.00 before Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
- Late Registration will begin on Thursday, September 29, 2021, until 5:00 p.m. in-person only at the Farmington Recreation Center, 1101 Fairgrounds Rd., Farmington, NM. A $15.00 late fee will be added.
- Mail-in registration must be received by Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Mail entries to Road Apple Rally, 901 Fairgrounds Rd., Farmington, NM 87401. No faxed or scanned entries will be accepted.
Registration includes a race t-shirt, Friday night dinner, and Saturday lunch for the rider. Meals are served at Lions Wilderness Pavilion. Additional meals may be purchased onsite for family and friends. If you have any questions, you can contact the Farmington Recreation Center at (505) 599-1184.
Proud to Support the Farmington Community
We couldn’t be more proud and excited to be a part of these great events. Our goal at Ziems Ford Corners has always been to make the biggest possible positive impact on the community we live and work in. We can’t tell you how much we’ve appreciated your support for our charity work over the years and we look forward to many more events to come. Contact us for more information about the San Juan Open or the Road Apple Rally, or give us a call at (505) 658-2699 to learn more about our community-service involvement. If you’re looking for a brand new Ford car or truck, or a Certified Pre Owned Vehicle contact us today. See the difference our love for the Farmington community makes with your car buying experience. Our friendly knowledgeable staff will be happy to help!