‘The Huke!’ Golf Tournament scores big for Tahoe community
TAHOE CITY, Calif. andamp;#8212; The Chris Park Scholarship Fund held its second annual golf tournament, andamp;#8220;The Huke!andamp;#8221; Sept. 17 and 18. The two-day event commenced at the Bridgetender Tavern andamp; Grill with a cocktail party which included the presentation of a $1,000 check to Boys andamp; Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. Saturday found a full field tournament with 120 players scattered on the nine-hole Tahoe City Golf Course, followed by a dinner party, raffle and silent auction which raised more than $13,000 for The Chris Park Scholarship Fund. Established in 2008, the fund honors the memory of Chris Park, who was one of the founders of the Bridgetender in 1977. Parkandamp;#8217;s passion was to play golf. Fittingly, andamp;#8220;The Huke!andamp;#8221; was created in September 2009 as the official annual fundraising event. The Chris Park Scholarship Fund donated more than $10,000 to the Tahoe community in 2010, including four $2,000 scholarships to graduating student athletes at North Lake Tahoe High School and $1,000 to the Boys andamp; Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe.Park was a generous benefactor and supporter of schools, community programs and local events as well as the varsity basketball coach at North Tahoe High School. The fund strives to continue the support what Park provided to the community.For the second year, the tournament field was full and 25-plus volunteers contributed to the effort. andamp;#8220;I have been asked how we get all of the volunteers and raffle prize donations for the tournament,andamp;#8221; said Ulla Park, an owner of the Bridgetender. andamp;#8220;I canandamp;#8217;t keep people away! Everyone wants to remember Chris by continuing his generosity and legacy of helping others.andamp;#8221; The Chris Park Scholarship Fund would like to thank all of the people, companies and organizations that contributed to this successful event.For more information about the fund, contact Gary Furumoto at email@example.com;#8212; Submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
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