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A Great Day of Golf for Deschutes Children's Foundation

October 27th, 2009

A Great Day of Golf for Deschutes Children’s Foundation
by Bev Wagner

Monday, October 12th – got a phone call from Carin bright and early this morning:  “Are we really still going to play golf today?!!?”  I looked outside, checked my thermometer, got another cup of coffee.  I have always had a ‘golf rule’.  I don’t play if it is over 90 degrees or under 55.  If I was ever going to break my rule it had better be for a good cause!

So I broke out my longjohns, earmuffs, t-neck, vest, wool socks, mittens and two jackets and headed to Bend Golf and Country Club.  Today was the “Chip-In FORE Kids Golf Tournament.  I wasn’t about to wimp out now.   I knew that all the proceeds would go to the Deschutes Children’s Foundation programs to support non-profits in Central Oregon.  This was indeed ‘a good cause’.

Ok ~ so it never got over about 44 degrees all day.  But the sun did pop out which warmed us a bit since our team was dressed in black.  Hey, it didn’t rain or snow and Thank You, Thank You for the hand-warmers!  (One tough guy showed up dressed in SHORTS and I sold him one of my warmers behind his buddies’ backs).

I have supported the work of the Deschutes Children’s Foundation  for several years now and have been amazed at the dedication of the staff and volunteers who always put on such wonderful events.  They work hard to get the word out and this golf tournament was so much fun!  It was well planned so that everyone could enjoy the day regardless of their golfing ability.  We played a ‘scramble’ format complete with ‘mulligans’ , Hole-In-One Prize opportunities and exciting challenges..

These people did nothing but feed us all the way around the course!  Amazing that even if we had a bad score on a hole, we had something yummy to look forward at the next.  Great vendors supplied everything from hot & spicy pumpkin soup to cupcakes to BBQ’d pork.  Everyone was having so much fun.  We were getting a bit cold but heard a rumor that on our next hole Bendistillery was serving lemondrops!  Hello – now we’re talking!  Amazingly, we had 4 good drives on that hole.  In fact,  I thought I had long drive for women (until we realized that I was in the wrong fairway).

Everyone on our team got to make a contribution – good drive, great chip shot or a long putt.  I think Jennifer forgot to use her ‘mulligan’ (not that that would have put us in contention ).  The competition got fierce and close in the end and then three lucky guys won the raffle to compete for the million dollar hole-in-one.  Exciting, but no winner this time.  After a fun day on the course we came inside to catered hors d’oeuvres and Deschutes Brewery beers.  And boy, were there lots of raffle prizes!  I may have had a better chance to win if I had remembered to put my ticket stubs in the drawings!!

Great day for an even greater cause ~ Is it too early to secure my spot for next year I wonder?

What I'll miss about Deschutes Children's Foundation

October 26th, 2009

jan2What I’ll miss about Deschutes Children’s Foundation
by Jan Eggleston, outgoing Executive Director

Deschutes Children’s Foundation has been a huge part of my life for many years.  Here are some of the things I will miss as I dodder off into retirement.

It has been my extreme pleasure to help facilitate the very important work of all our resident programs and other partners over these past 15 years.  Please welcome Kim with open arms, and, everyone, keep up the GOOD WORK! —Jan

Just Getting Started!

October 20th, 2009

Hello, and thank you for visiting our new blog site. We have just begun this new adventure so please stay tuned for future blogs. It will be worth the wait! Thank you!