Mt. Baker Red Cross raises $34,700 at golf tournament

The Mt. Baker Chapter of the American Red Cross held its 17th Annual Golf Tournament and 4th Annual Golf Ball Drop on June 17 at Shuksan Golf Club. The tournament raised $34,700.

The tournament was sponsored by ConocoPhillips Ferndale Refinery. The format was a four-person scramble with 28 teams participating. Souvenirs and prizes were provided by local businesses, dinner was sponsored by Goodrich and Associates, and dessert was donated by local bakeries and grocery stores.

The ball drop was sponsored by Ferndale Ready Mix and Gravel, and featured a cash prize, a Silver Reef Casino package, four rounds of golf at Shuksan Golf Course, or two round-trip tickets on Alaska Airlines.

The event is the second largest annual fundraiser for the Mt. Baker chapter, and all proceeds directly support emergency preparedness and disaster relief in Whatcom County and Skagit Valley.

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