Forest Grove, July 30th. Over 150 people participated in a summer celebrity golf tournament. They were part of the two day celebration hosted by KISS lead guitarist Tommy Thayer to benefit Pacific University Athletics. The 2012 Pacific University Legends Classic, hosted by the Beaverton native, grossed more than $360,000 to benefit the University’s 21-sport NCAA Division III athletics program. The Golf event was held July 30 at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha.
Joining Thayer in supporting Pacific athletics in the two-day event were PGA professionals Casey Martin, Brian Henninger, and Tommy Masters; LPGA standouts Stephanie Louden, Paige Mackenzie, and Perry Swenson; former Portland Trail Blazers Bobby Gross and Jerome Kersey; NASCAR legend Geoff Bodine, former Oregon football coach and ESPN analyst Mike Bellotti and former Major League Baseball player Richie Sexson. Shauna Parsons, anchor of Fox 12 Oregon’s Ten ‘O Clock News, served as master of ceremonies for Sunday’s dinner, auction, and concert.