Wildland firefighters will host 4th benefit Scramble
June 9 at DM
A four-person scramble forÂmat golf tournament to benefit the Wildland Firefighter FounÂdation will be held at Dominion Meadows Golf Course on SaturÂday, June 11 starting at 9 a.m. (shotgun start).
Entry fee is $50 per person. The entry includes greens fees and lunch. Mulligans and 50/50 tickets will be available for purchase. Team prizes will be awarded after the conclusion of play.
According to Al Garr, who is helping organize the third anÂnual Northeast Washington Golf Scramble for the Wildland FireÂfighter FounÂdation, the principle focus of the foundation is to help families of firefighters killed in the line of duty and to assist injured fireÂfighters and their families.
The Foundation came together as a group of volunteers in 1994, shortly after the Storm King tragedy near Glenwood Springs, Colorado that killed 14 wildland firefighters. With dediÂcation and lots of hard work, plans were developed for a naÂtional monument to honor fireÂfighters, a dream that was realÂized in 2000.
Formed in â99
The Foundation was officially formed in the spring of 1999. Since that time, the Foundation has provided emergency support services to the families of fireÂfighters who have been seriously injured or killed in the line of duty.
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Families left behind, many of them with young chilÂdren, often find themselves with very few resources. Thatâs where the Foundation steps in to help.
Garr emphaÂsized that the tournament is a fund-raiser for the Foundation and is designed for everyoneâgolfer and non-golfer alike.
âThis isnât just a fund-raising golf tournament for the wildland firefighting community,â Garr emphasized. âWe want everyone to come out and have a good time for a great cause that we really believe in.
âEven if you have never touched a golf club before, you can play in a four-person scramble. Everyone is welcome to join this fun event to benefit the Wildland Firefighter FounÂdation.â
The tournament even features a caveat that youâll never see any any other tourneyâfireÂfighters on fire assignments will be given refunds if requested.
Garr noted that upwards of 250 wildland firefighters, many of them college students, are in this area during any given summer, working for state and federal agencies.
The Colville valley has a strong wildland firefighting presenceâand an established golf tournament that will help perpetuate the good works of the Wildland Firefighters FounÂdation.
For more information on the Foundation, check the website at http://www.wffoundation.org/Index.asp.
Garr said that players can enter the tournaÂment individuÂally and be asÂsigned a team, or can put their own teams toÂgether. Teams will be given a handicap âso that each team will have a chance to win.â
Entry forms are available at the Dominion Meadows pro shop, or by emailing Steve Rawlings at firstname.lastname@example.org or Garr at email@example.com.
Entries need to be submitted no later than June 3. Players can sign up at Dominion MeadÂows Golf Course.
Submit entries to Garr (firstname.lastname@example.org) or co-chair Steve Rawlings (email@example.com). Or call Garr at 680-2222 or Rawlings at 675-1835.