Tournament grants reach all-time high

November, 2018 Posted in Community, News

The Santiam Canyon Youth Benefit Golf Tournament will award a record amount of grant funds in 2019, according to organizer Mike Long.

Eighteen years ago, when the tournament was first started, they were able to donate about $2,500 to local youth causes.

This year, the benefit fund will distribute almost $26,000 to local educational scholarships, and youth programs like sports groups, science groups, library programs and more.

The funds come from sponsorships and players in the annual golf tournament held at Mallard Creek.

This year, the coffers were topped off by a generous $2,000 grant from the Pacific Power Foundation presented by Alan Meyer.

Other top sponsors include Freres Lumber Co. and Santiam Hospital.

Over the life of the tournament fundraising, Mike and Jan Long report an astounding $214,377 has been raised and donated.

“This year’s tournament was an outstanding success,” said Long. “Not only did we achieve the largest dollar amount but we received many laudatory comments about the quality of the event.”

Organizers are already planning the next tournament, which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019.

Applications for grant funds will be available in January 2019. Any Santiam Canyon area non-profit youth oriented group can apply.

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