Golfers tee off to support Portland area kids
2nd Annual All About Kids Cup raises over $34,000.
By Teresa Steinmetz –
Thirty-five golf teams, comprised of 140 golfers from the Portland (Ore.) Metro area, competed in The Salvation Army’s 2nd Annual All About Kids Cup Aug. 13 at Camas Meadows Golf Club in Camas, Wash., to enrich the lives of local children. All proceeds benefit The Salvation Army Moore Street Community and Worship Center in North Portland, which serves low-income families with after-school youth sports and music programs, feeding programs and other vital services. The tournament grossed $34,091.
“The Salvation Army is a great organization that helps communities out that need it a lot, and they do the best for kids,” said Jacob Weston of Weston Kia, a tournament sponsor.
The foursomes began the 18-hole tournament at 8 a.m. Spirits were high, even when the participants made just as many bad shots as good ones–the golfers were there for the children.
Shawn Reed of TrueSense Marketing, another sponsor, echoed Weston’s sentiment. “We’re pleased to be here today because of the work that The Salvation Army does with kids in the community. It’s their focus; it’s what they do best, and we’re just happy to be a part of it.”
When everyone finished the course, they headed to a tent for a barbecue lunch, silent auction and awards ceremony. Jason Spohn from Umpqua Bank and his team claimed the big trophy.
Title sponsors Centimark and TrueSense were key to the success of the event, along with the five hole sponsors: Weston Kia, Yorke & Curtis, CIDA, Plaid Pantry, and Self Enhancement, Inc.