News

Kitsap Rescue Mission gets $9,000 from United Way

Kitsap Rescue Mission Executive Director Walt Le Couteur receives a $9,000 check from United Way Executive Director Dave Foote. - Contributed photo
Kitsap Rescue Mission Executive Director Walt Le Couteur receives a $9,000 check from United Way Executive Director Dave Foote.
— image credit: Contributed photo

At the August 21 United Way board of directors meeting, a check for $9,000 was handed over to Kitsap Rescue Mission Executive Director Walt Le Couteur. The money came from the proceeds of the first annual United Way Golf Classic held in June at Gold Mountain Golf Course.

“When we decided to organize a golf tournament we decided to benefit local non-profits with the proceeds from the tournament,” said United Way Executive Director Dave Foote. “This is another way of providing funding to worthy programs.”

The next beneficiary of the Golf Classic hasn’t been selected yet, but the date for the next tournament is July 17, 2015 at Gold Mountain.

“We have some new and innovative golf incentives for next year,” said Rich Peterson, President and Golf Classic Chair for United Way. “This tournament is designed not only to benefit a worthy cause, it is designed to give the golfers a fun filled day and the opportunity to win some prizes.”

United Way of Kitsap County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and works to raise funds for worthy causes helping people in need throughout Kitsap County. Their Annual Community Campaign Kick-off breakfast is slated for September 12 at the Bremerton Convention Center. Tickets are available for $25 and can be purchased on the website at www.unitedwaykitsap.org. The scheduled keynote speaker for the kick-off is Congressman Derek Kilmer.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.