GOLF: Event boots Field Arts & Events Hall

SEQUIM — More than $10,000 was secured toward construction of Port Angeles’ Field Arts & Events Hall as the facility hosted its second annual Swinging FORE the Arts charity golf tournament last Saturday.

A field of 70 golfers and 20 volunteers met on the fairways and greens of the Cedars at Dungeness in Sequim for 18 holes of golf and games with all proceeds funding the completion of Field Arts & Events Hall.

“This year’s Swinging FORE the Arts, only our second, was incredibly successful because of the many wonderful people that made it possible,” said Christopher Thomsen, Field Hall board member and event chair.

“From the Jamestown Tribe and the Cedars at Dungeness, to our volunteers, to our many sponsors and to the golfers, you are making this charity golf event one of the most unique, most sought after and most fun events on the North Olympic Peninsula.”

When completed, Field Arts & Events Hall will include a new 500-seat performing arts auditorium, 300-seat meeting space, an art gallery and coffee shop.

Veterans Cup slated

SEQUIM — The Inaugural Veterans Cup golf tournament will support Pennies for Quarters, a nonprofit aimed at providing a community of tiny homes for homeless veterans.

Set for Oct. 23 at Cedars at Dungeness, the event will include an 18-hole tournament, closest to the pin and long drive contests, on-course fun and games and live music by Black Diamond Junction.

To register, call the Cedars pro shop at 360-683-6344.

Day-of-registration opens at 8 a.m. with the tournament starting at 9 a.m.

A wide variety of sponsorships also are available.

For more information, call board president Debbie Swanson at 360-461-6392.

Black tournament

PORT LUDLOW — Port Ludlow Golf Club will host the second annual Mitch Black Charity Golf Tournament on Sunday.

Black was a longtime Chimacum High School teacher and founder and coach of the high school golf program for 35-plus years. He died in May 2020, and a scholarship fund was set up in his name by Friends of Chimacum Schools, the host of the tournament.

“Last year was an overwhelming success, and we are hoping this year will far exceed those numbers,” said Marianne Walters of Friends of Chimacum Schools.

Funds raised at the initial event provided three $1,000 scholarships for Chimacum students and $1,000 in educator grants for Chimacum teachers.

This year, the event has an added goal of raising funds for the Chimacum High School golf program.

The four-person scramble will have a $400 entry fee per team, which includes green fees, cart use, lunch by the Dusty Green Cafe and on-course competitions.

Tee times will begin at 10 a.m.

Golfers also can purchase mulligans for $5 at check-in.

To register, call Port Ludlow at 360-437-0272 or email assistant pro Adam Barrows at [email protected]

For more information on the event, email Jesse Best at [email protected] or Marianne Walters at [email protected]

Donations also can be made directly to The Mitch Black Memorial Scholarship Fund here.


Sports reporter Michael Carman can be contacted at 360-406-0674 or [email protected]

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