gap intelligence, a values-led market research firm focused on the information technology, consumer electronics, and home appliance industries, will host the 7th annual Drives for Rides event on Friday, May 3, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Maderas Golf Club to raise funds for the Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF), a nonprofit that helps families navigate their child’s journey though cancer. The annual fundraiser will include golf, lunch, raffles prizes, a silent auction, and a dinner banquet. Proceeds raised will support the Emilio Nares Foundation’s flagship program, Ride with Emilio, to ensure that no child misses’ life-saving cancer treatment due to a lack of transportation. gap intelligence has a goal of raising $100,000 for ENF.

“We are grateful to be the beneficiary for the Drives for Rides event for the 7th consecutive year,” said Karen Terra, executive director of the Emilio Nares Foundation. “The fundraiser plays a crucial role in benefiting local San Diego families as they take on the difficult journey of childhood cancer. We are incredibly thankful to the gap intelligence team, volunteers, and golfers who participate in making this event a success year after year.”

Registration for the event opens at 10:30 a.m. Golfers will be treated to lunch and pre-tournament beverages followed by opening remarks from gap intelligence and ENF. A shotgun start will kick off the tournament at 1 p.m. Throughout the scenic golf course, guests will be able to enjoy games as soon as they step onto the first tee. Following the tournament, attendees will be treated with a dinner banquet where they will hear from an ENF representative and a patient family. The dinner banquet will also include opportunities to win raffle prizes and a silent auction for attendees to participate in.

 “The Drives for Rides fundraiser has become an annual tradition we are committed to every year,” said Gary Peterson, CEO of gap intelligence. “As a values-led company, we are proud to align with the Emilio Nares Foundation to serve our community by raising money for such an important cause.”

 Since 2012, gap intelligence’s Drives for Rides has raised more than $250,000 for ENF. Proceeds directly benefit the foundation’s flagship program, Ride with Emilio, which provides transportation services to low income families in need of help. Since inception, this fundraiser has provided more than 3,000 Rides with Emilio for families in San Diego.

Individual admission is $250 and $1,000 for a group of four. Admission includes lunch, pre-tournament beverages, golf access, a dinner reception and more. Sponsorship opportunities are still available beginning at $300.

Event Details:

When: Friday, May 3, 2019

Where: Maderas Golf Club

17750 Old Coach Road, Poway, California 92064

Time: Registration opens at 10:30 a.m. and the tournament begins at 1 p.m.


To register for the event or to learn more about the Emilio Nares Foundation, visit



About Emilio Nares Foundation:
The Emilio Nares Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that helps families navigate their child’s journey with cancer and provides programs to support a child’s best chance of recovery. Founded in 2003 by Richard and Diane Nares, who lost their son, Emilio to cancer, the Emilio Nares Foundation provides free services for families and patients through one of the most difficult, and sometimes devastating time of their lives. The flagship Ride With Emilio pediatric cancer patient transportation program ensures no child misses a life-saving cancer treatment due to lack of transportation in three southern California counties. For more information, visit, call 858-571-3328, or email

About gap intelligence: 
gap intelligence is a values-led company that works with manufacturers, resellers, and industry players within the information technology, imaging, consumer electronics, and home appliance industries to bring them up-to-the-minute market intelligence. The company was named “Emerging Business of the Year” by the San Diego Chamber of Commerce and recognized as one of San Diego Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work”. For more information go to, call 619-574-1100, or email info(at)gapintelligence(dot)com.