SOURCE: USO Northwest

USO Northwest

May 24, 2013 14:35 ET

USO Northwest 'Red, White & Blue Golf Classic' Raises $300,000 for Local Military Services

Annual Golf Tournament, Dinner and Auction Attracts 430 Attendees, Sports Legends and Over 100 Corporate and Individual Donors; Air Force Team From Joint Base Lewis-McChord Wins Prestigious USO Military Cup

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - May 24, 2013) -  USO Northwest today announced results from the 18th Annual 'Red, White & Blue Golf Classic,' held Tuesday, May 21 at The Golf Club at Newcastle. The annual golf tournament, dinner and auction attracted more than 430 golfers and attendees, and raised more than $300,000 in support of local military, military families and veterans. Funds will help support USONW operations at Sea-Tac Airport, Joint Base Lewis-McChord and across the Northwest with the USO Mobile Canteen RV.

"On behalf of the more than 540,000 military, military family members and veterans we serve annually, USO Northwest would like to thank all of our sponsors, Board, staff and volunteers for making this year's tournament and auction a success," said Donald Leingang, executive director of USO Northwest and retired Commander, U.S. Navy.

An Air Force golf team consisting of four service members stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Randall Morris, former running back for the Seattle Seahawks, won the prestigious USO Northwest Military Cup and will compete in the Boeing Classic: Seahawks Rumble at the Ridge, August 19, at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. The Air Force team, including Col. R. Wyn Elder, Commander, 62nd Airlift Wing, Lt. Col.John Scacciotti, Tech Sgt. Erik Bush and Tech Sgt. Mark Robertson, shot a score of 59 across 18 holes to beat out military teams representing the other four service branches, and an 'All-Services' team with players from each branch of the service. Among sponsored teams, Contec Technologies scored 57 for third place, Pinnacle Family of Companies scored 54 for second place, and Goodman Real Estate scored 52 for first place.

Opening ceremony festivities included a luncheon, World War II-era military display, the presentation of the colors by the Todd Beamer High School Air Force JROTC cadets, music from the Todd Beamer High School Wind Ensemble, an 18-gun salute from the U.S. Marines of the 4th Landing Support Battalion at JBLM, and a putting contest.

USO Northwest would like to thank the following companies and individuals for pledging their support to this year's tournament including The Boeing Company, Lockton Companies, Greenberg Traurig, Pinnacle Family of Companies, USONW Board Member Joan Shalikashvili, The Seattle Mariners and Seattle Seahawks.

For a full list of tournament sponsors and event photos, and to make a one-time or recurring donation to USO Northwest, please visit the USONW website at http://www.usonw.org.

About USO Northwest

The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America's troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. USO Northwest continues that tradition by serving more than 540,000 military, military family members and veterans annually throughout Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington State. We provide a touch of home through our centers at Sea-Tac International Airport and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, our USO Mobile Canteen RV, and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including military deploying overseas and arriving home, military families, wounded warriors and their families, and the families of the fallen.

USO Northwest is a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. We rely on the generosity of our volunteers and donors. In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, USO Northwest is also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-15348). To join us in this patriotic mission, and to learn more about USO Northwest, please visit usonw.org.

Contact Information

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