Ryan Stiles golf tourney raises $130,000 for charity

The Bellingham Business Journal

The Ryan Stiles Celebrity Golf Classic and related events raised $130,000 for the Burned Children Recovery Foundation (BCRF).

Stiles, a renowned actor and improv comedian, lives in Bellingham and owns The Upfront Theatre comedy club in downtown Bellingham. Stiles participated in the golf tourney at the Bellingham Golf & Country Club, led a comedy performance at the Mount Baker Theatre and also spearheaded a celebrity gala and auction at the Silver Reef Hotel Casino and Spa in Ferndale.

“The overwhelming community support for this event was so gratifying,” tournament director Randi Axelsson said in a news release. “In addition to our partners and sponsors, many people donated their time, resources and products to make this such a huge success. That outpouring of support will help BCRF reach out to more young burn survivors and their families. Ryan is definitely looking forward to doing this again next year.”

The Everett-based Burned Children Recovery Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to effectively supporting burn children survivors and their families during the rehabilitation process. BCRF runs Camp Phoenix on Samish Island for one week in August to provide recreation opportunities for young burn survivors. It also has distributed more than 103,000 recovery packets to burned children.

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