Posted October 8 2015, 4:00 PM PDT by Marilou Ubungen
Golf Tournaments: A Tee-rific Fundraising EventPosted in Windermere Foundation by Marilou Ubungen
Why do we love golf tournaments so much? Maybe it’s because it gives us an opportunity to be in the outdoors while enjoying beautiful scenery. Or maybe it’s because it gives us a chance to be a part of a team and connect with others away from the office. And sometimes, it allows us to unleash our lighter-side by dressing up in fun outfits. Whatever the reasons, these events are a terrific way to raise money for a good cause. The weather may not always cooperate, but that doesn’t stop anyone from getting their tee on. Rain or shine, the event must go on!
Several Windermere offices either hosted or sponsored golf tournaments this year. These are just a few of the events:
Snohomish Golf Tournament
In its 21st year, the annual tournament was held on July 21 at the Legion Park Golf Course in Everett, Washington. Organized by the Snohomish group of Windermere offices, participants from the community, as well as Windermere agents from Alderwood, Arlington, Edmonds, Everett-South, Kirkland-Northeast, Lynnwood, Lake Stevens, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe, Mukilteo, and Seattle-Mount Baker, all came out for the day. The event raised nearly $25,000 for the Windermere Foundation, and proceeds benefitted Housing Hope’s ChildHope Program.
Windermere Stellar Golf Tournament
On July 27, at the Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Portland, Oregon, the Windermere Stellar offices hosted their 6th annual golf tournament to benefit the Windermere Foundation. With a field of 144 golfers, 12 hole sponsors, and eight other sponsors, the event raised nearly $51,000 this year, for a grand total of $225,000 over the last six years. Monies raised go towards providing grants to organizations serving low-income and homeless families.
Windermere Legends Golf Tournament
The annual Windermere Legends Golf Tournament benefits the Windermere Foundation and The Don Deasy Memorial Leadership 1000 Scholarship Fund. Each year, scholarships are awarded to Quincy High School graduates (Don’s Washington hometown) who demonstrate high potential and financial need, and who have been accepted to the University of Washington. This year’s event took place on September 3, at The Golf Club at Newcastle, and raised a little over $25,000.
Windermere Real Estate’s Chip in for Charity Golf Tournament
On September 28, 23 teams came out from 11 Windermere offices in the greater Seattle area for a beautiful day of golf at the Sand Point Country Club. The event also featured a silent auction and dinner, raising more than $20,000 for Seattle Public School programs that serve low-income students.
Thanks to these golf tournaments, as well as a variety of other fundraising events, the Windermere Foundation is able to support non-profit agencies that provide services to low-income and homeless families throughout the Western U.S. To date, that total amounts to over $30 million in donations. To learn more about the Windermere Foundation or to make a donation, please visit Windermere.com/foundation.