Ugly Clothing Optional

A friend recently told me that when they think of golf, all they think of is rich old men wearing ugly clothing. They may be right about the clothing part, but the truth is – love it or hate it – golf is a great vehicle for helping people in need.

Charitable golf events raise over $3.9 Billion – BILLION! – for philanthropy in the U.S.each year. Last month I played in the Salem Leadership Foundation’s annual RainFest fundraiser and played a small part in helping my friend Sam Skillern’s organization raise over $100,000, a new RainFest record! These funds will have a real impact on the Salem-Keizer community, helping connect those in need with critical services to make their lives better.

At the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation, we’re partnering with the KEX Kids Fund to host the Liberty Mutual Invitational on September 24th at Langdon Farms GC. This great event that will raise funds to help Oregon children receive critical vision screenings, eye exams, and eyeglasses. The proceeds will help kids see better and read at grade level, which will in turn help them succeed academically and keep them on track to be successful in life. Those that support this great golf event will help Oregon children have a better chance at having a great life.

Don’t play golf? There are plenty of ways to support the Liberty Mutual Invitational other than registering a team of 4 for $800. We have Sponsor Levels for every budget:

  • Supporting Sponsor – $5,000
  • Lunch Sponsor – $2,500
  • Team Sponsor – $1,000
  • Exclusive Tee Sponsor – $500
  • Hole Sponsor – $200
  • Sponsor – $100

Our sponsors receive visibility at the event and on social media and we also provide our sponsors with tickets to the WinCo Foods Portland Open at Pumpkin Ridge, taking place August 16-19. For every $25 in sponsor support, you’ll receive a ticket good for any round of the Portland Open – what a deal!!

Even if you don’t fancy yourself a Jack Nicklaus, a Michelle Wie, or a Rickie Fowler – my favorite – I hope you’ll consider supporting the Liberty Mutual Invitational.

For more info, Contact Doug at or at (503) 413-7399

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