Rusty Wallace's 5th annual pins and fins tournament presented by Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort & Spa
February 6th, 2012

(JANUARY, 2012) – Rusty Wallace hosted the 5th Annual Celebrity Pins & Fins Tournament presented by Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort & Spa benefiting The MVP Foundation from January 5th to January 8th. Celebrities and guests were transported to the award winning Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort & Spa for a four day, three night adventure that featured some of the world’s top golf and best offshore sport fishing.

This year’s celebrity captains included: NASCAR Champion Rusty Wallace, Baseball Hall of Fame Member Wade Boggs, Basketball Hall of Fame Member John Havlicek and Super Bowl MVP Jim McMahon.

On Thursday, January 5th guests arrived at the beautiful Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort & Spa and enjoyed a welcome party at Villa Las Palmas, Rusty Wallace’s vacation home where guests indulged in festive food and drinks. On the following morning, guests were invited to participate in the ‘PINS’ Tournament by playing  18 holes at CABO REAL Golf Club.  Afterwards, guests arrived at Pueblo Bonito’s Montecristo Estates to see a remarkable sunset view and pool side four course dinner. 

On Saturday, celebrities and guests participated in the ‘Fins’ Tournament where teams of four guests were paired with a celebrity to compete head-to-head on the water for the title of ‘Pins and Fins Champion’.  After an exciting day of fishing, guests celebrated their last night with an awards dinner at Hacienda Cocina y Cantina where we crowned Wade Boggs and his four sportsmen as the 2012 ‘Pins and Fins’ Champions!

The tournament benefitted The MVP Foundation which has impacted the lives of more than 350,000 children throughout Arizona and Cabo San Lucas by providing opportunities, support and resources to children and families in need.  The MVP Foundation reaches the children in Cabo and Mexico through its’ partnership with the Letty Coppel Foundation.  Pueblo Bonito Group’s, Letty Coppel Foundation was established to ensure the company’s growth benefits the quality of life of its’ employees and its communities.

About The MVP Foundation
The MVP Foundation mission is to promote health, to advance education, and to relieve the poor, distressed and underprivileged by providing resources and opportunities to children, including children who are mentally challenged, physically challenged, socially disadvantaged, or economically disadvantaged.  

About Letty Coppel Foundation
“ALL THE WORLD´S GOLD MEANS NOTHING, WHAT LAST ARE THE GOOD ACTIONS THAR WE DO FOR OUR CONGENERS” .Based on this ideology the Letty Coppel Foundation was created to ensure that company growth benefits the quality of life of our employees while contributing to the development of the communities where the Pueblo Bonito Group operates, accomplishing a virtuous circle where everybody and above all the most needy benefit. These benefits are applied in several areas like:

Social Support:
A permanent goal of the Letty Coppel Foundation is to provide support for those who are most in need of help. We believe that concentrating on vulnerable sectors is the best possible focus for any altruistic project. Some these actions are:
  • Donation of medical equipment
  • Creation of on an addiction rehab-center
  • Support & creation of childcare centers.
  • Medical and economic aid for low-income families

Community Development:

Through the Letty Coppel Foundation, we have made improvements and donation in our communities, working to benefit not only the destination but also the quality of life for the community´s residents. These action include:
  • Development and maintenance of parks and avenues
  • Construction of a waste water treatment plant
  • Secure hurricane shelters
  • Litter & anti-graffitti programs, among others.

The Letty Coppel Foundation promotes sustainable development. We are committed to taking steps that control and reduce the environmental impact and we encourage community respect for our natural surroundings. We strive to preserve the unique identity of the tourist destinations, keeping in mind that sustainable, ongoing development requires a balance between man and nature.

Culture and Knowledge:
Culture and high-quality academic development are essential for any society. The Letty Coppel Foundation has taken steps to encourage both through different projects including the creation of schools with first class areas and education and by the conservation of the local cultures by creating museums and restoring local historic icons of the communities where the Pueblo Bonito Group operates.