From the left, Jessie Weaver, Maya Hatton, Taft High; Rachael Kowalski, Eddie St. Clair; Newport High. Not pictured were Janie Kiyokawa, Newport High; & Henry Lahti, Taft High. Photo: Katy Roe
Neighbors For Kids (NFK) is pleased to announce the results of their successful 3rd Annual “Golf Fore! the Kids” Charity Golf Tournament, which was held on July 28th at Chinook Winds Golf Resort. Eleven foursome teams participated in the 2012 tournament, representing a total of 44 golfers. Congratulations to the winning team this year sponsored by TLC Federal Credit Union, the 2012 title sponsor of NFK’s golf event. First place team members included Kyle Wolf, Jerry Wolf, Chase Miester and Jordan Morlock. As a result of this annual fundraising event, NFK raised nearly $12,000 in net profits, with 100% of the proceeds going directly toward the operation of their important youth programs. NFK truly appreciates the support from the many businesses and individuals from the Lincoln County community who generously sponsored the event, donated valuable items towards the silent auction and dedicated their time towards this important fundraiser.
As a result of a suggestion from Neighbors For Kids supporter and golfer, Joanne Lunceford, of Depoe Bay, and additional support from Heather Hatton, girl’s golf coach for Taft High School, NFK was honored to have six (6) top high school golfers play in the 3rd Annual “Golf Fore! the Kids” fundraising event at Chinook Winds Golf Resort. It is the vision and a goal of NFK to expand on the high school golf theme and sponsor additional high school golfers at the 2013 event. Involving local youth in the tournament greatly enhanced the event and fit perfectly with NFK’s mission statement, “to provide youth in our region with educational enrichment, positive youth development, and recreational activities; all in a safe environment which focuses them toward healthy lifestyles and leads them to become responsible, contributing adults.”
This year, NFK is starting much earlier in planning for 2013 by forming a committee of community members, including golf coaches, young HS golfers, parents, and other volunteers, to help plan the details and gain support for the 2013 golf event next summer. Board members, staff and volunteers have already begun working with the Chinook Winds Casino and Golf Resort team to make next year’s tournament an even bigger success. In addition, NFK is already arranging meetings with potential sponsors of the 4th Annual Golf Fore! the Kids Charity Golf Tournament. Anyone interested in working with Neighbors For Kids on the 2013 Golf Planning Committee, please contact Steve Sparks, Vice Chair of NFK, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, by cell phone, 509-670-7766, or feel free to call the NFK office at 541-765-8990.
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