Beaverton, June 23rd. The stars were out at The Tiger Woods Center on the Nike World Campus for “A Night to Chip In”, the Caddies 4 Cure’s annual benefit in support of Northwest children and families. The event, which took place before an annual golf tournament, was hosted by Jerome Kersey and drew hundreds of people. (Photo Credit, Andie Petkus)
“Javier has been a long time supporter of our charity and we are thrilled he is returning to perform this year,” said Ryan DuChene, co-founder and president of Caddies 4 Cure. “It is through the generosity of our celebrity guests, supporters and sponsors that we’ve been able to make such a positive impact in our community, and this year’s event is shaping up to be one of our best.”
A Night to Chip In is part of Caddies 4 Cure’s annual charity event benefiting Randall Children’s Hospital and the Oregon and SW Washington chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Caddies 4 Cure was established in 2002 by Ryan DuChene and Justin Marquart. Friends for more than 20 years, Ryan and Justin founded Caddies 4 Cure as a way to raise money for two charities close to their hearts, Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel and the Oregon and SW Washington Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In 2000, Justin and Lisa Marquart’s daughter, Ella Marie, passed away at three weeks old from a congenital heart defect after several weeks in Emanuel’s Pediatric Care Unit. And in 2001, Ryan’s wife, Marci, was diagnosed with MS. Ryan and Marci have become very involved with the National MS Society and hope that their charitable efforts will one day lead to a cure. More information is available at www.caddies4cure.com.
Caddies 4 Cure is also proud to partner with Wears My Shirt to create a t-shirt fundraising campaign at WearsMyShirt.com in support of the events. The T’s will help fundraiser for Caddies 4 Cure and they will also be the purchaser’s entry ticket into a “Photo Contest” where the top 9 “Liked” photo’s will win autographed memorabilia from some of sports all-time greats including Jerry Rice, Ken Griffey Jr. and Moses Malone. Details of the contest can be found at http://www.wearsmyshirt.com/charities/Caddies-4-Cure.html#/charities/Caddies-4-Cure/contests.html