There were about 100 golfers. And the temperature neared 100 degrees.
Yet the heat didn't stop the Portland Pearl/New Generations clubs' golf tournament...or from staging a successful benefit golf tournament at Persimmon Golf Course in Gresham Aug. 28.
PPRC Past President Pat Mahoney co-chaired the event with Isaac Samsa from New Generations. The event included multiple sponsors (see below), a wine wall filled with donations, gift baskets which were raffled off, and meals before and after the 18-hole event. Fellowship and fun prevailed. And dollars were raised to combat homelessness.
"Thanks to everyone for a great golf tournament," Pat announced at PPRC the following day. "It was a great experience working with the New Generations members. There's a lot we can do together in the future."
What the tournament netted wasn't calculated in the first 24 hours after the Persimmon play. But, he said, "we exceeded our expectations."
And Pat added in writing:
"At our club visioning last year, one of our set goals was to establish partnerships with other Rotary Clubs. This golf tournament partnership with New Generations Rotary Club was a nice, positive experience with results that were mutually beneficial.
Each of the 18 holes had signage featuring various non-profit organizations that our clubs support in the fight against homelessness. Each sign included an impactful quote or mission statement from the nonprofit.
The overall golf experience was great. This event was well-organized with good food and beverages, fun activities, and many opportunities to win prizes.
Thanks to all the sponsors, volunteers, golfers and everyone who made this a event a success. Special thanks to our presenting sponsors--Pearl and Woodstock Ace Hardware and Mottau & Company. Thanks also to Portland New Generations Rotary Club for allowing us to team up with them."