Photos by Kris Cavin
A new fundraising record was set at this year’s First Story Charity Golf Tournament and Opening Night Bash. "We raised $233,000 over the two-day event,” executive director and tournament host Claire Duncan said. "We are proud to be in a select group of golf tournaments raising that much money.”
The funds set a new single-year record for the charity event which has now raised $1.5 million since 2005. "Every penny raised provides needed single-family affordable housing,” Duncan said. The neon-themed opening night bash kicked things off with song favorites from the 80’s and the tournament attracted a sold-out field of 36 foursomes with players coming from all over the country. The Championship trophy went to the team from Windermere Walla Walla with 2nd place being awarded to Bend locales playing for Stereo Planet.
"I can’t thank our sponsors enough. I am humbled by the outpouring of support,” Duncan said. "Plus, the Tetherow Golf Club lays down the red carpet for us. It is a beautiful setting, a world-class course and their staff does a fantastic job.”
The nonprofit is in its 19th year of providing affordable home ownership opportunities to deserving work-force families. First Story receives funding through its annual golf tournament and bash, gifts from individuals and corporations and through donations at www.firststory.org