First Tech’s “Dave and Dan” Celebrity Golf Tournament Raises over $380,000 for Credit Unions for Kids

A star-studded lineup of professional football, baseball and basketball greats joined credit union professionals and business partners on the links July 15 for the Dave and Dan Celebrity Golf Tournament benefitting Credit Unions for Kids. The tournament took place at the Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha, Ore.

The annual golf tournament was created with the leadership of Tom Sargent, who retired as First Tech Federal Credit Union’s president in 2010. It remains one of the most anticipated Credit Unions for Kids Fundraisers of the year. This was the 13th year for the event, and First Tech as usual welcomed an impressive list of additional sponsors who helped to make the tournament a success. Proceeds particularly benefit Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland.

Formerly known as the “Hank and Moose Open” named for baseball legends Hank Bauer and Bill “Moose” Skowron, the tournament this year honored football legends. It was named for Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees Dave Wilcox—a linebacker who played 10 seasons for the San Francisco 49ers—and Dan Fouts—a quarterback who dazzled San Diego Chargers fans for 15 seasons.

Wilcox and Fouts are beloved in the Northwest as they have roots here. Both played for the University of Oregon before starting their professional careers. Other celebrities participating in the tournament this year included Pro Football of Fame Inductees Dick Butkus, Charlie Joiner, Paul Krause and Randall McDaniel, Baseball greats Rick Bladt and Al Weis, former Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon, and musician Gary Morris, best known for the hit, “The Wind Beneath my Wings.”

“First Tech is grateful to the many corporate sponsors, CUSOs, credit unions, volunteers and friends of the Children’s Miracle Network that supported the 2013 Dave and Dan Golf Tournament,” said First Tech President/CEO Greg Mitchell. “These caring sponsors and supporters aided First Tech is raising more than $380,000 to provide needed care and support to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. We understand that this level of support caused the Dave and Dan Tournament to become the top ranked credit union sponsored event in support of Credit Unions for Kids. More importantly, this event once again displayed the heart of the credit union movement and our collective ability to make a profound difference in the lives of others.”


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