I have been away from my office and the joy of writing this blog for awhile… My day job and passion in retirement is vice chair of Neighbors for Kids in Depoe Bay, Oregon. We held our 5th annual charity golf tournament at Chinook Winds Golf Resort in Lincoln City, Oregon, on Saturday, July 19, 2014…The charity event was a fabulous success with over 100 players, including 12 top high school sponsored golfers. Dan Fouts, NFL Hall of Fame, 1993, San Diego Chargers played in the event again this year and urged safety in sports during an interview with the Lincoln City NewsGuard… (click highlighted text for more)
I was very proud and honored to have played in NFK’s 5th Annual Charity Golf event yesterday. The kids in the photo above in my foursome include, from the left, Logan, (Steve), Janie, and Gray. Logan is age 12, from Taft, and plays like a future Tiger Woods! Both Janie and Gray, HS seniors from Newport, are very good on the course. All three are exemplary kids and young adults… I was able to redeem myself from time to time with some great shots, especially on the 16th hole pictured above. It was one of the best times in my life on the golf course… The experience touched my heart deeply…
This year’s tournament was also a defining moment for Neighbors for Kids. The photos above make a powerful statement of who we are as we go forward making a huge difference for kids and the community we serve. We are so very grateful for the overwhelming community support for this event! There is so much to be thankful for as we celebrate and appreciate the heartwarming work we do for children and families in Lincoln County, Oregon.
Neighbors for Kids 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament! Click here to participate as a sponsor or player… Neighbors For Kids Contact: Executive Director Toby Winn Depoe Bay, OR 541-765-8990 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE firstname.lastname@example.org July 7, 2014 Neighbors For Kids 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament That time of year is here again! Sign up for Neighbors For Kids’ 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 19, at Chinook Winds Golf Resort. Registration will begin at 8:00am, with a shotgun start at 9:00, for an 18-hole scramble. Entry fees are $100 per player/$400 per foursome, which includes green fees, golf cart, continental breakfast, catered lunch, golf goody bag and an opportunity to win prizes and awards. Golf fans and NFK supporters came out in record numbers to last year’s event, and we look forward to a fun day of golf, friends, prizes, and more! Neighbors For Kids is excited to announce that NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Dan Fouts will be playing in the tournament this year. Chinook Winds Resort will host a “Meet and Greet” reception with Dan on Friday evening, July 18, from 5:00 to 7:00. Guests will have an opportunity to visit with Dan and place a bid to play on Fouts’s team. A putting contest will be held from 6:00 to 7:00pm. Men’s and women’s teams will be competing for KP, long drive and gross scores, and student teams, sponsored by Chinook Winds, will also be playing. Offered again this year is the Hole-in-One prize of a custom-built Shelby Cobra Replica, sponsored by Duane Silbernagel of Waddell and Reed. Other sponsors include: North Lincoln Sanitary, the River House Inn, Chinook Winds Casino Resort, WorldMark by Wyndham, and CoastCom. All participants will have the chance to bid on silent auction items at this fundraising event. Non-golfers are invited to join in for lunch at 1:30 pm at $22 per person. Beth Unverzagt, executive director of OregonASK, Oregon’s statewide network for out-of-school-time services, will be our luncheon Keynote Speaker this year. Organized by the Neighbors For Kids Board of Directors, the golf tournament is our largest fundraiser of the year, part of the annual campaign to raise funds to promote and support the educational and enrichment programs at Kids Zone, NFK’s signature after-school and summer programs in math and reading, visual arts, music, computer technology and science education; to provide state-of-the-art equipment and facilities; and to foster positive youth development through mentoring. Neighbors For Kids was established in 1999 by a group of concerned Depoe Bay citizens to provide youth with a safe and productive place to go after school. For more information and to register individually or as a team, visit www.neighborsforkids.org and follow us on Facebook.
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Dan Fouts signed football as shown above sits in my office. I enjoy being reminded of the many years Dan played for the San Diego Chargers and his record breaking passing game…”becoming the first player in history to throw for 4,000 yards in three consecutive seasons.” I rarely missed a Chargers game, especially when they played my home team, Seattle Seahawks…always an exciting shoot-out to the end…The best part is Dan Fouts (click highlighted link) loves kids and our community on Oregon’s beautiful Central Coast. He is a long time supporter of Neighbors for Kids in Depoe Bay and our annual charity golf tournament. We are most grateful for Dan’s support and participation at this year’s charity event at Chinook Winds Golf Resort. Dan will also be with us on Friday evening July 18th for a “meet and greet” at Chinook Winds Aces Sports Bar & Grill…5-7pm, including putting contest and prizes.See you all there for this great cause and charity event to help support NFK’s “Kids Zone” after-school program and the children and families of our community…Steve Sparks, Author, My Journey of Healing in Life After Trauma, Part 1, and Reconciliation: A Son’s Story… Click the highlighted text for my author page…Vice Chair, Neighbors for Kids