1st Annual Eastern Oregon Golf Tournament

Please click here to see pictures from the 1st annual Eastern Oregon Golf Tournament

As you know, on 08/31/2013, we held our first Eastern Oregon Golf Tournament to benefit the CPO Foundation at Canyon Lakes Golf Course in Kennewick, Washington. I hope this will become an annual event. We had 9 teams from the local area and from as far away as Clallam Bay, Washington.

Team Ricky Kautz of Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution and teammates Steve Riedmann, Gunnar Faller and Reg Freeman were the closest to winning the hole-in­ one brand new Ford Focus from Tom Denchel Ford Country, as one of the players got within 4 inches of the hole, with a beautiful shot which travelled 169 yards from the tee.

Team Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine, Doctor Jeremy Anderson and Doctor Deryk Anderson and teammates John Thacker and Dennis Loman won the Tournament championship with a score of Gross 6o Net 78.0.

Team Kenneth Hegge and teammates Ron Schultz and fate Enright were awarded for highest score with a free round of golf lessons from Canyon Lakes.

Longest Drive was won by Kyle Wilson of Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution, closest to the Pin was won by Alfonso Cornejo -also of Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution.

We were able to raise just over $3000 with this event.

 A special “Thank You” goes out to the following people:

Scott Campbell, AFSCME Local 974 President- Scott donated advice, his time and his friendship and was instrumental in getting support from the Union Local in garnering financial support for the event.

Barb Miller, TRCI Behavioral Health Services Office Specialist- Barb baked her delicious cupcakes to help raise funds during a bake sale we were able to have at the Tournament.

Debbie Scott, TRCI Dental Assistant- Debbie Scott was honored during Project in Sparks, Nevada, this year. Debbie has a desire to become involved with the Foundation and she volunteered at the Tournament and brought several boxes of muffins to help raise funds during the bake sale at the Tournament. Debbie had received catastrophic assistance from the CPO Foundation when she had suffered a brain aneurism and needed to be life-flighted to the Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital in Portland, Oregon,last year.

James Deacon, TRCI Hearings Officer- James volunteered his time during the Tournament. James has a desire to become more involved with the Foundation.

Linda Seefeldt, my lovely wife- Linda volunteered her time at the Tournament. Linda also volunteered at Project San Antonio and helped out with the CPO Kids Room.

We enjoyed support from the following:

Bronze Sponsorship ($500):

 Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute

Dr. JM Jeremy Anderson

Dr. Deryk S. Anderson

Hermiston, Oregon

 WSECU -Washington State Employees Credit Union Olympia, Washington

 American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employees

AFSCME Local3361- EOCI Security

Pendleton, Oregon

Hole Sponsorship ($200):

Knerr Construction

Hermiston, Oregon

 American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employees

AFSCME Local974- TRCI Security

Umatilla, Oregon UEC

Umatilla Electric Cooperative – Hermiston, Oregon

Canyon Lakes Golf Course – Kennewick, Washington

Gifford Urgent Care Clinic

Dr. Joseph Gifford – Hermiston, Oregon

Tom Denchel Ford Country

Hermiston, Oregon

Prosser, Washington

Hole-in-One-New Car sponsorship:

Tom Denchel Ford Country

Hermiston, Oregon

Prosser, Washington


Wildhorse Resort Pendleton, Oregon

Golf Get-away package donation

Oregon Trail Veterinary Clinic Hermiston, Oregon

Cash donation

Nate Conklin State Farm Hermiston, Oregon

Cash donation

 Dr. Rebecca Cannon, DC Hermiston, Oregon

Cash donation

 Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporate

Gift card donations

Wal-Mart Hermiston, Oregon

Gift card donation

Banner Bank Hermiston, Oregon

Golf Gift basket donation

Edward L. Jones Investments Hermiston, Oregon

Golf balls donation

Seattle Seahawks Seattle, Washington

Fan pack donation

Two Rivers Correctional Institution Fitness Committee Umatilla, Oregon

Cash donation

 6o Minute Photo Hermiston, Oregon

Gift basket donation

Simply Divine Salon and Spa Hermiston, Oregon

Certificate donation

Holly Keller at Simply Divine Hermiston, Oregon

Certificate donation

Smasne Wine Cellars Kennewick, Washington

Wine donations

Chandler Reach Vineyards Benton City, Washington

Wines Gift baskets donation

The Nickel classifieds newspaper Hermiston, Oregon

Advertisement donation

Affordable Family Eyewear Hermiston, Oregon

Gift certificates donations

 Canyon Lakes Golf Course Kennewick, Washington

Gift certificate and Golf balls donation

Tom Denchel Ford Country Hermiston, Oregon

Promotional items donation

HAPO Credit Union Hermiston, Oregon

Promotional items donation

Scott Fowler, Force Skills Trainer- TRCI Umatilla, Oregon

Product donation

Les Schwab Tires Hermiston, Oregon

Gift certificate

Pendleton Bottling Co. Pendleton, Oregon

Pepsi product donations