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Kevin Arthur Congo

Our organization was created in 2007 in memory of Kevin Arthur Congo, who passed on December 30, 2005.

To honor and keep his spirit alive, on the first anniversary of his passing, wife Leticia Congo called a family meeting and suggested hosting a golf tournament with proceeds going to Monrovia High School students. Golf was one of Kevin’s passions and a perfect vehicle to raise funds.  It was decided the tournament would be an annual event held in October as close to his birth date of October 4.  Luckily the 1st Annual Kevin Arthur Congo Memorial Golf Tournament was held on Thursday, October 4, 2007, at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena, California.  With help from family, friends & volunteers the tournament was a tremendous success!

In June of 2008, the first scholarships were awarded to Monrovia High School students.

We invite you to join us in celebrating Kevin’s passion for golf and in so doing, contribute to rising scholars at Monrovia High School.

The Congo Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) Public Charity with Non-Profit Federal Tax Status. The foundation is a completely volunteer organization with no salaried employees or staff.

Kevin Arthur Congo was born on October 4th, 1965 in Arcadia, California to Lois and Pete Congo. He was raised in and attended school in Monrovia, along with brother Christopher. His determination and spirit were two of his strongest admirable traits. His competitiveness was also a well-defined attribute. This was evident throughout his schooling. In his middle school years, grades 6, 7, and 8, Kevin maintained perfect attendance and was awarded, Citizenship of the year all three years. He also served as student body president. In high school, he lettered in football and baseball all four years. In his freshmen year, he was elected class president. Upon graduation, he earned his Associate degree in Political Science at Citrus Community College in Azusa, California.


Entering the Los Angeles Police Academy, these traits served him well. Though the youngest recruit in his class, he was elected president of the class of 1988. Kevin served proudly under Chief Daryl F. Gates, Willie L. Williams, Bernard Parks, and William J. Bratton. In 2005, Chief and Mrs. Bratton made a personal donation to Our Lady of the Angeles Catholic Church for a Mass in Kevin's name.



During his LAPD career, Kevin continued in sports. Playing baseball for LAPD and in the Los Angeles Municipal Baseball league with brothers-in-law Alfonso and Robert Mata. While at LAPD's Hollenbeck Division, he participated in the famous "Baker to Vegas" run. As his playing days came to a close, Kevin started coaching. He donated an unbelievable amount of time and effort to the baseball and football programs in the city of Fontana, California, where he made his home with wife Leticia, son Arthur, and daughter Dulce. Though winning was an innate drive, Kevin's concern for the welfare and mental building of the boys and girls he coached was the basis for his coaching style. He would personally pay registration for those who could not, buy uniforms for tournament teams when the league could not. Provide transportation when parents were unable. This type of caring was evident by a beautiful smile that Kevin would display while coaching.


Kevin truly enjoyed his LAPD career and coaching but his greatest love was for family and friends. It was always his home that was the center for special occasions or just a weekend to play or watch sports with his family. His flair for cooking was enjoyed by all. Often he would prepare dishes for co-workers, even the nurses and doctors at the City of Hope were treated to his cuisine. Often times he would invite friends and prepare a gourmet meal and don chef grab for ambiance. He loved. sharing with family and friends.


Kevin lost his fight against cancer on December 30th, 2005 at the age of 40. His legacy lives through the efforts of The Congo Foundation to ensure his commitment to community continues.


Through Kevin's immediate and extended family and friends, his spirit and caring nature will live on in our hearts and in the hearts and smiles of students at his alma mater, Monrovia High School.

Our Mission

Celebrating Kevin’s passion for golf and in so doing, contribute to rising scholars at Monrovia High School.

Our Goal

We hope to continue Kevin's legacy at Monrovia High School for years to come with plans to expand to Etiwanda High School where his children Arthur and Dulce attended and graduated.

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