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Annual fundraiser benefits Sandy, Estacada clubs' community clinics, programs

COURTESY PHOTO: FLICKR/CHRIS URBANOWICZ - The Lions' Golf Tournament helps fund year-round health clinics in the community. For those looking to give back to the community and also get in a game of golf, the Sandy and Estacada Lions Clubs' golf tournament is a hole in one.

With a shotgun start, the clubs will host their sixth annual fundraising event at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Eagle Creek Golf Course, 25805 S.E. Dowty Road, Eagle Creek.

"It's a nice event," coordinator Andrea Thorsell said. "We get a lot of the same people, and people look forward to it every year."

Check-in begins at 7 a.m. With a $70 entry fee, participants will receive a barbecue lunch served by the Lions themselves, waived cart and green fees and one complimentary raffle ticket. Players must register as a team of four.

Prizes are awarded for KP (closest to the pin), longest shot, longest putt and first and second place.

If you're not much of a golfer but still want to be involved, you can sponsor a hole for $100 or donate an amount of your choosing to sponsor the event.

"It's turning into a bigger event," Thorsell noted.

Proceeds will help fund the Lions' efforts to offer vision and hearing clinics to those in need. The Lions also regularly donate to Oral Hull Park for the Blind and Guide Dogs for the Blind.

"When I'm retired, it's nice to know (access to eyeglasses) won't be a stress to me," Thorsell said. "Personally, I like to be involved in things that directly help the people in my community."

For more information about the event or the Lions Club, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-427-8685.


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