The 5th annual charity Golf Tournament to benefit the CPO Foundation was played at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco, Washington, on 08/19/2017 with a shotgun start of 8:00am. We had 21 teams participating in the 4-person scramble format.
The following teams participated:
Fed Ex Team 1
Fed Ex Team 2
Jon Garrett – sponsored by Banner Bank Umatilla Branch
Mary Lou Campbell
Erik Smith – Team WalMart – Silver sponsor
Carl Keller – all sponsored by Teamsters Local 760
Clave Heibert – all sponsored by Teamsters Local 760
Wayne Johnson – all sponsored by Teamsters Local 760
Team Williams: – sponsored by Williams Pipeline
Team Parton – sponsored by Advanced Orthopedic Clinic
Trent Jemmett – sponsored by Simmons Agency
Jeff Michael – sponsored by LuLaRoe ($200) – LuLa Roe is the business of Michelle Nelson-Gaspar, who volunteered to help for this Tournament and Fred Gaspar, who played in the Tournament.
We featured a putting contest, chipping contest, longest drive, closest to the pin, longest putt, and best female golfer.
Closest to the Pin: Henry Castillo
Longest Drive: Dave Wiggins
Putting Contest Winner: Jamie Fisher, who won the Wildhorse Resort Golf Get-away package
Chipping Contest Winner: Coy Michael, who won the new Ping wedge, sponsored by WILLIAMS.
Best female golfer: Ame Parton
Best dressed team (by popular demand): Team Jockel: Steve Grzebski , Chad Proctor, Ken Hellman, Chris Hite, Jeff Jockel. They enjoyed their metallic pink best dressed Miss USA trophies. Team McClannahan/Lerten/Vandever stated that they would strive to win the Best Dressed trophy next time.
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, golf towels
AFSCME Council 75 Public Safety Committee – $1500
AFSCME Local 974 – $1000
Wildhorse Resort – 1 Golf Getaway package valued at $320
Washington State Employees Credit Union – hole sponsorship $200
WalMart Hermiston – $150.00 in product
Chandler Reach – reserve wine valued at $240
Teamsters Union Local 760 Yakima County – sponsored 3 teams ($900)
Cottage Flowers Hermiston – gift basket
UEC – $200 hole sponsor
WalMart #1817 through Corporate – $1500
Oregon Corrections Enterprises – 50 embroidered assorted baseball caps and sun visors valued at $485
Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute – Drs. Deryk and Jeremy Anderson – hole sponsor $200
Home Depot Hermiston – $25 gift certificate (prize merchandise)
The Nickel Want Ads, Hermiston, OR. – free advertisement for the Tournament for 1 month
Banner Bank Hermiston, OR – $150
TRCI Fitness Center – $750 sponsored 2 teams
Safeway Hermiston – $30 Product donation
TriCity Dust Devils – 4 upper deck box seats to any 1 game, ball caps
Williams – $500 Bronze sponsor
Menzone and Britnie Harmala – 1 free haircut and 1 free shave certificate, 1 hair care sample pack
Banner Bank Umatilla – Bronze sponsorship $500 sponsored 1 team
Umpqua Bank Hermiston – hole sponsor $200
Inland Pool and Spa Centre – hole sponsor $200
Tom Denchel Ford Service Department – 1 toy electric train set
Otterbox – 2 Otterbox cellular accessories
Dutch Bros Hermiston – $30 coffee gift cards, 4 mugs
Sorbenots Hermiston – Gift basket
BiMart Hermiston – 1 Camo Alarm Clock
Golf Universe – 10 each free round of Mini Golf Coupons
TriCities Americans Hockey Team – 4 box seats to a game, photo frame
Scott Fowler Self Defense Products – $710 in product
Affordable Family Eyewear – $250 coupons
Coca Cola Walla Walla – drink product
LuLaRoe (Michelle Nelson Gaspar) sponsored team Michael ($200)
Dixon Golf – amateur endorsement
Styling Diva Linda Gonzalez – 1 Manicure coupon
IMSI Sergeant Eilers and Sergeant Guy Jenkins – 1 US Flag Challenge Coin Display
Seattle Seahawks – 1 Richard Sherman laser autographed football
We were able to raise in excess of $8000 to benefit CPOF during this Tournament!
I am forever indebted to the following people for their friendship, support and volunteerism to put on this Tournament:
Linda Seefeldt, Kim Wright, Debbie Scott, Michael Shawn Martin, James Deacon, Michelle Nelson, and Dusti Hunter. These people got up early and stayed late, put up with me, handled all of the challenges of the tournament registration as well as everything I threw at them at short notice.
I would also like to once again express my gratitude to the staff at Sun Willows Golf Course – you made this tournament enjoyable for all participants. Everyone enjoyed the awards luncheon at Sun Willows Café.