Golf Tourney chips in funds for Clark students

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Annual Penguin Charity Golf event a big hit
Assistant baseball coach Rip Ramsey and Clark Athlete Jai Girod ham it up for the camera.

Left to right: assistant baseball coach Rip Ramsey and Clark Athlete Jai Girod ham it up for the camera.

More than 120 golfers converged on Royal Oaks Country Club for an afternoon of fun on the links in support of Clark athletics in late August. The winning team—finishing 12 under par with a score of 60—was led by Quail Construction owner Jon Girod and his son, Jai, who plays for Clark’s baseball team.

There were a variety of contests during the game to keep it fun and competitive. The men’s longest drive winner was Mick Hoffman and women’s longest drive went to Jeanne Caswell. The closest to the pin contest came within 13 inches of the cup for player Scott Munn.

From the moment the golfers were greeted at their vehicles by Clark’s soccer teams to dinner with volleyball and baseball players and track and field athletes, the participants learned how appreciative Clark’s athletes and coaches are for their support.

Royal Oaks and its membership graciously welcomed the players to its beautiful tree-lined, squirrel-friendly course for the annual Penguin Charity Golf event. The college is also thankful to its premier sponsors including Wacom, US Bank, Homewood Suites, Sterling Bank, Adidas and Columbia Credit Union.

Additionally, appreciation is extended to the tee sponsors consisting of Clark College Bookstore, Biggs Insurance, The Blind Onion Pizza, NY Life, Keil Enterprises, First Pacific Associates, Exercise Equipment NW, Residence Inn, Moss Adams, and special thanks to the hole-in-one car sponsor, Dick Hannah Kia, who provided a silver Optima on the course.

No hole-in-ones were made, but funds were raised in support of Clark’s student athletes to ensure their bright futures through scholarships and high-quality education and facilities.


Clark's annual penguin charity golf event

Players discuss their strategy on the links at Royal Oaks Country Club.

A player prepares for drive on golf links

A player prepares for a drive down the fairway.

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