Golf Benefit Raises Over $26K

More than $26,000 was raised at the Mid-Columbia Health Foundation’s annual “Tournament of Tradition” golf benefit on July 26 at The Dalles Country Club. Proceeds from the event are allocated to the Foundation’s “Bridge to the Future” campaign which is currently raising funds to purchase a new linear accelerator for use at MCMC’s Celilo Cancer Center. With a new linear accelerator for radiation therapy, physicians will be able to provide more targeted, life-saving treatment with less damage to healthy tissue.

Ninety-six dedicated golfers braved the record-setting heat and hit the course for the cause. With the help of 26 volunteers, golfers participated in games, including lawn darts and horseshoes. The 50/50 poker game, which is always a tournament favorite, was won by Skyline Health golfer Ricky Knowles who graciously donated his half of the pot back, adding to the event total.

“The support from our sponsors makes this event possible,” said Foundation Executive Director David Warden. “Our presenting sponsor Domino’s Pizza didn’t stop with their sponsorship donation, they also donated gift cards as prizes for the Men’s and Women’s Long Drive contests.”

Winners included:

  • The Stratton Agency, 1st place gross with a score of 49.
  • Human Investing, 1st place net with a score of 44.
  • Coca-Cola and Columbia Basin Ice, tied for 2nd place net with a score of 45.
  • Bethany Roberts, Women’s Long Drive.
  • Grady O’Connor, Men’s Long Drive.
  • Brad Sunderman, Closest to the Pin.

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