The 3rd annual charity Golf Tournament to benefit the CPO Foundation was played at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco, Washington, on 08/15/2015 with a shotgun start of 7:30am. We had 18 4-person teams participating in the 4-person scramble format. Teams participated from Oregon Corrections, Washington Corrections, Yakima County Corrections, Benton County, Richland Police, a retiree team as well as the private sector and a labor union.
We raised in excess of $5000 to benefit CPOF at this Tournament!
The following teams participated:
Calvin Nash III
Calvin Nash IV
The Tournament was a lot of fun. We had a putting contest, Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Longest Putt and Best Female Golfer.
Team rankings were:
By gross score:
1st place – Tie between teams G. McMasters, Newton, Swift and Korten; and Nash III, Nash IV, Garcia and Armitage with a score of 59. Both teams entered into a playoff and Team G. McMasters, Newton, Swift and Korten ultimately took 1st place and Team Nash III, Nash IV, Garcia, and Armitage took second place. Team Wilson, Cornejo, Freeman and O’Donnell finished in 3rd.
Longest Drive was won by Ryan McMasters. Closest to the Pin was won by Chad Kroshus. Putting Contest was won by Alfonso Cornejo, and Best Female Golfer was won by Ame Parton. Team Parton / Petsmart was best-dressed team in their bright pink T shirts, and they quickly earned the moniker “Team Pink.” And Team Glebe came all the way from the Puget Sound area to join us in support of the Foundation!
The following businesses and organizations provided generous support, without which this Tournament could not have been possible:
Tom Denchel Ford Country – Hole in One new car and hole sponsor
AFSCME Council 75 Public Safety Committee – $2500
AFSCME Local 974 (TRCI Security) – $1000
Big 5 Sporting Goods – 2 ea. $25 gift cards
Seattle Seahawks – Russell Wilson autographed football
Washington State Employees Credit Union – Bronze sponsorship $500.00
Dutch Brothers Coffee Hermiston – $50 in Gift cards, $50 in mugs
WalMart Hermiston – $1500 and $137 in product donations
Chandler Reach – 2 bottles reserve wines
Ace Jewelry and Loan Hermiston – 1 silver round .999 pure silver
Teamsters Union Local 760 Yakima County – sponsored 2 teams
Gifford Medical Hermiston – $300
Cottage Flowers Hermiston – 1 Golf themed gift basket
Hole In The Wall Sporting Goods – did not ask for donation
Bob’s Burgers – $25 gift card
UEC – $200
Scott Fowler Defense Products – $524 in product
Portland Trailblazers – 1 autographed baseball cap
Golf Universe – 4 each Free Round of Mini Golf
Canyon Lakes Golf Course – $100 Pro Hhop gift card (from 2014)
Oregon Corrections Enterprises – one wooden jewelry box valued at $150
Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute – Drs. Deryk and Jeremy Anderson – $500 bronze sponsor
The Nickel Want Ads, Hermiston, OR. – free advertisement
Banner Bank Hermiston, OR – $100
Nate Conklin State Farm Hermiston, OR – $200 hole sponsor
TRCI Fitness Center – sponsored 1 team
EOCI Security AFSCME Local 3360 – hole sponsor and sponsored 1 team
Pendleton Bottling Company (Pepsi-Cola) – 16 half cases of Pepsi product
Kroger / Fred Meyer – $21.23
Papa Johns Pizza TriCities – $200 (hole sponsor) and 75 lifetime 20% coupons
Seattle Sounders FC – 1 autographed baseball cap
Kelly Fifer – $100 (Kelly played in the 2014 Tournament and wanted to play this year but had to bow out due to injury)
Les Schwab Hermiston – 4-wheel alignment donation
60 Minute Photo Hermiston – $25 gift certificate
Umpqua Bank Hermiston – $25 gift card to Nookie’s Brewpub
Safeway Hermiston – $35 product donation
Oregon V.I.N.E. – donated 2 leather bound planners, first aid kits for everyone as well as Chapstick for all. They also donated 2 thermal mugs.
The Jon Garrett family made up small gift bags for all players, containing tees, candy and more.
I am deeply indebted to the following people for their friendship, support and volunteerism to put on this Tournament:
Kim Wright, Linda Seefeldt, Greg Clouser, and Debbie Scott. Linda and Debbie volunteered on their day off and came to help out early in the morning. I would also like to express my gratitude to the staff at Sun Willows Golf Course – they were willing to accommodate our Tournament on short notice and they went out of their way to make the Tournament a success. Thank you so very much!
Next year’s Tournament is scheduled for August 20, 2016 at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco, Washington. Please feel free to contact me for more information, if you would like to join us. We’d love to see you there!