Golf tourney raises $34K for special needs events

TULALIP – The 5th Annual Leah’s Dream Foundation golf tournament Saturday brought in more than $34,000 to help people with special needs.

Foundation member Amy Sheldon said the money was raised by having 52 sponsors and 30 golf teams, and, “It’s still coming in.”

After golf, participants enjoyed a salmon dinner and bid on live and silent auction items.

Some of the silent auction items that brought in the most money were: Airfare on Southwest valued at $800; a Seahawks basket, chair and table; and tickets to three Mariners games.

At the live auction, a painting done by Leah went for $200, a carved Native American paddle for $500, a two-night stay in Vegas with $500 for airfare for over $1,000, and a week in Cabo San Lucas for $1,165.

Sheldon said the funds go to have free parties for special needs kids throughout the year. Each event costs $900 in food alone, she said.

“We keep fighting for our kids,” she said, adding that many of them are Life Skills students who need a safe place to have fun.

On the golf course, the team of Ron and Gary Baunsgard, Kal Holler and Scott Yanagida won the best-ball tournament with a 56, which is 16 under par.

Shane Martin won closest to the pin honors on hole No. 9, coming within 24 inches. For the women, Jane Lee won on hole No. 17.

The longest drive for the men was Mark Schissel, Sammy Reyes for juniors, and for the women it was Nancy Smith.

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