First Story Golf Tournament Raised Over $275,000 Breaks Fundraising Record

The First Story Charity Golf Tournament & Opening Night Bash is one of the region’s most popular charity events and this year it smashed its previous record to raise funds for deserving and capable families in need of housing.

Hayden Watson, Founder    2018 First Story Wild West Charity Event
First Story’s Wild West themed charity event exceeded its fundraising target raising over $275,000, beating its previous best of $230,000. The 2-day event raises funds for the non-profit’s affordable housing efforts in Oregon, including Central Oregon, as well as Washington and Idaho. This year’s event saw an increase in participants attending the golf tournament and opening night bash at the renowned Tetherow Golf Club.

First Story’s founder, Hayden Watson, was humbled by the record achievement. "I am in absolute awe of the enthusiasm, kindness and passion of our donors. This was undoubtedly the best First Story event and brought inspiration on a grand scale to all involved. Thank you to everyone who gave and continues to give,” he said.

Next year’s event is scheduled for August 1 & 2, 2019.
About First Story:
First Story is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to providing affordable home ownership opportunities to work-force families throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Founded in Redmond, Oregon in 1998, First Story has helped more than 10,000 families through new home construction and financial support. For more information visit:

Media Contact: 
Claire Duncan, Executive Director 
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