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'Chip in Fore Kids' golf tourney raises $15,000

BEND, Ore. - Community members came to Bend Golf and Country Club on Monday to play in the Chip in Fore Kids Golf Tournament, raising over $15,000 to support Deschutes Children's Foundation.

The donations will be used to support Deschutes Children's Foundation's four nonprofit service centers located throughout Deschutes County.

Deschutes Children's Foundation last held a golf tournament in 2009, also at Bend Golf and Country Club. As in 2009, Deschutes Children's Foundation was the beneficiary of Bend Golf and Country Club's charity day in which green fees and carts are donated for the use of a local nonprofit.

With clear skies, and afternoon temperatures in the low 70's, golfers were treated to an ideal afternoon on the golf course. Players commented on the quality of Bend Golf and Country Club's course, particularly the well-maintained greens and fairways, not typical of many courses this late in the year.

The tournament format was a four person team scramble and the low gross score of 54 strokes was achieved by the Smolich Motors team of Mike Smolich, Steve Sheppard, Dirk Zanchin and Pat McClain.

Chip in Fore Kids was sponsored in part by the Brewer/Harding Group at Morgan Stanley, Albertson's, BBT Architects, Deschutes Brewery, Cascade Business News, KBNW and KQAK. All proceeds from Chip in Fore Kids will provide rent-free office and classroom space to 27 nonprofit agencies and will benefit over 21,000 children and families this year.

For more information about Deschutes Children's Foundation and Chip in Fore Kids, visit

About Deschutes Children's Foundation
Deschutes Children's Foundation manages and maintains four nonprofit centers (called community campuses) in Bend, Redmond and La Pine, and donates the office space on the campuses to independent nonprofit and government agencies that directly serve children and families. This brings a collaborative mix of nonprofits together, makes it easier for children and families to access the services they need, and reduces the overhead costs for resident programs. This means more services are readily available to the children and families of Deschutes County. For more information on the non-profit's many services or donation and volunteer opportunities, visit

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