Clackamas, September 13th, 2013. The Clackamas Dogs Foundation (CDF) hosted a Charity Golf  (and putt putt) Tournament at Sah Hah Lee Golf Course.  Unifylink’s team included: Chris Young, Rachel Wood, Paul Clem, and Shawn Webber. Despite being an overcast  morning, the sun came out in time for tee off and sent everyone down the course in a great mood. 

Thanks to sponsors Unifylink, Dignified Pet Services and Dixon Golf, more than $1,000 was raised to support the Clackamas County Animal Adoption and Education Center, formerly known as the Clackamas County Dog Services shelter.

Winning 4-some Stan Cioeta, Jerry Cioeta, Jo Brown and Craig Hills

Winning 4-some Stan Cioeta, Jerry Cioeta, Jo Brown and Craig Hills

Rachel Wood and Chris Young from Unifylink enjoying chicken, cheesy potatoes and salad after 18 holes of golf.

Rachel Wood and Chris Young from Unifylink enjoying chicken, cheesy potatoes and salad after 18 holes of golf.

Dignified Pet Services Team: Sam Statham, Derrick Baugher, Lyn Mann, Nic Tjaden

Dignified Pet Services Team: Sam Statham, Derrick Baugher, Lyn Mann, Nic Tjaden

Gresham and Sandy residents took first place in the tournament this year: Jerry Cioeta, Stan Cioeta, Jo Brown and Craig Hills with a 47 (or 7 under-par).  Additional groups, including the “Friends of Jerry and Misti Wallis” team, trailed close on their heels.

CDF, founded as a tax-exempt organization in 2012 to support the shelter and outreach programs of Clackamas County Dog Services, is pleased with the first year of the tournament and raffle.  “We tried to make it easy for participants to end their work with golfing with us,” said CDF Development Officer Maura White.  “We’ve made new friends for the foundation and are already talking about holding another one in July next year.  A 3-par course is a great place to host a tournament.”

During the past year, CDF has sponsored clinics where low-income pet owners were able to get their dogs & cats spayed/neutered (which helps reduce pet overpopulation), purchased a Dental Sonic Machine to more quickly address dog dental health issues, and supported elderly pet owners receiving pet food through Animeals which partners with Meals on Wheels.  CDF also received a portion of the Maddie’s Fund award given to Portland shelters knows as the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP).  The award recognized that no healthy animal has been euthanized in a Portland-area shelter for more than two years.  CDF continues to look for ways to fund innovative programs at the Center.

For more information or to learn more about becoming involved, please go to www.clackamasdogsfoundation.org or contact Maura White, 503-722-6729 or [email protected].