Bursary and grant recipients will be the recipients of proceeds raised at PEO’s annual golf tournament. PEO is a philanthropic organization that celebrates the advancement and education of women through scholarships, grants, awards, and loans.
The two-man alternating shot event with the mixed men’s and women’s divisions will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 11 at the Milton-Freewater Municipal Golf Course, 301 Catherine Avenue.
The $50 per person admission fee includes game fees and lunch, with additional lunch tickets available for $10.
The deadline to register is Thursday, June 9 by contacting George Gillette at 541-938-7284 or the pro shop at the Milton-Freewater Golf Course.
There will be games and prizes, including local wines, rounds of golf and more, and contests for the longest putt, the shot closest to the pin and the shortest drive, said Gail Beeson, member of PEO.
“I am forever grateful to PEO for helping me kick-start my career at Broadway Family Dental as a licensed dental hygienist,” said Julieta Pulido of Milton-Freewater.
“The hygiene program was expensive to start, even after a few years of savings, so the scholarship I received secured me the start date of the program.
“I appreciated what they did for me so much that I joined in hopes of helping another woman achieve her career goals and life dreams,” Pulido said.
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Ruby Mitchell, also a local education fund recipient, added: ‘I’m studying for a Masters in Public Health at the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in Portland. I focus on environmental systems and human health, and plan to graduate in June 2023.”
“PEO has provided $398 million in financial assistance to 119,000 women. Your support makes a difference,” Beeson said.
Annie Charnley Eveland is retired from the Union-Bulletin as editor, columnist and reporter for 42 years. A freelance writer, she runs the Etcetera section at UB. Send news with contact name and daytime phone number to [email protected] or call 509-386-7369.