Get wet for a Vet Golf Tournament to raise money for vets and military members

Updated: November 1, 2013

North Plains, OR (September 11, 2013) – On Monday, November 11, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, in line with its long-standing support for area charitable causes will host the Greater Portland Veteran Appreciation Golf Tournament on the club’s beautiful Ghost Creek course. Now in its sixth year, the tournament – which was created by Pumpkin Ridge members and military veterans Jim Cure (Navy) and Roy Coppinger (Air Force) on behalf of the charity, Get Wet For A Vet – will raise funds for two military-related causes: the Oregon Veterans Home and the Oregon Reintegration Program.
This year, we are especially honored to have Bob Maxwell, the only living Medal of Honor winner in the state of Oregon, to be our guest speaker; he is one of only ten surviving veterans so honored for service rendered to our country during WWII.

Support for the event in 2012, which raised nearly $40,000, was provided by major sponsors Hoffman Construction, Portland Valve and Fitting, QuantumClean, and Advanced Technology Group. 100% of the proceeds generated were used to benefit active duty military members and veterans from the Pacific Northwest. In all, the tournament has raised over $100,000 for these American heroes during the past four years.

“We expect more than 100 golfers for this year’s event, including guests of honor from all five branches the military and several different wars”, announced Jim Cure. In addition to a shotgun start at 10 AM for the golf tournament, the event will include a variety of on-course contests and an awards banquet following play.

Golfers and interested sponsors can find more information on the web site,