Golf tournament raises money for Douglas County police K9s

The Friends of Umpqua Valley Police K9 Programs partnered with Umpqua Financial to host a charity golf scramble tournament.

Posted: Oct 19, 2020 3:44 PM
Updated: Oct 19, 2020 4:35 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore.—Dozens of people gathered at the Roseburg Country Club golf course Saturday to raise money for the nine police dogs in Douglas County.

The Friends of Umpqua Valley Police K9 Programs partnered with Umpqua Financial to host a charity golf scramble tournament.

Organizers said they were supposed to host two fundraising events this year, but they were both canceled due to COVID-19.

They said the golf scramble tournament was a backup idea. They said it helped people maintain the 6 feet social distancing rule while playing.

"We just felt it would not be responsible to hold such events when we could be jeopardizing people's health,” said committee chair Rosemarie Wess.

Through raffle sales and selling other merchandise, Wess said they fundraised $2,000 at the event.

She said they’re still waiting to find out how much was made through registration fees.

All that money will go back to the care of the dogs.

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