Thanks for making golf challenge a success; Generosity makes a difference for Building Blocks for Kids

The second-annual Golf to Give Challenge on Aug. 17 raised $18,000 for Candlelighters For Children With Cancer serving local children battling cancer in Oregon and Southwest Washington. More than 80 golfers participated in the fundraiser held at Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City, and 10 sponsors supported the event. To date, charitable contributions have totaled nearly $30,000.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Sally and Darren Youngsma donate the proceeds of the golf challenge to Candlelighters Executive Director Jackie Groah.Candlelighters receives over 80 percent of its funding from private donations and monies raised go directly to families we serve. Candlelighters For Children With Cancer is proud that 84 cents of every donated dollar goes to regular families fighting extraordinary battles.

I am forever grateful for the support of our friends and family — each and every one of you that helped to make today an overwhelming success! Thank you to our many volunteers and most importantly each and every person that came out to play and opened their hearts and wallets to support Candlelighters For Children With Cancer. You all helped make the difference.

Darren Youngsma

Golf to Give Challenge co-founder

Generosity makes a difference

Building Blocks for Kids would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of the donors, volunteers, vendors and attendees who helped make our Farm to Feast auction a huge success on Sept. 29.

The generosity of our community will make an immediate difference in the lives of children and every dollar raised will go directly to continuing our programs for children in need.

All of you are making a huge difference in the lives of children and we couldn't do it without you.

Cathy Poppen

Oregon City

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