December 18, 2009 Volume 110 Number 24

B.U.L.L. Session raises $311,000 for kid’s charities

Nine children’s charities were presented with the proceeds of this year’s 19th annual B.U.L.L. (Business Union and Labor Leaders) Session charity golf tournament.

A total of $311,000 was distributed to local charities that benefit children needing long-term chronic care, short-term respite and end-of-life care.

It is Oregon’s largest single-day golf charity fundraiser event.

The charities included: Artz Center for Developmental Health, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Emanuel Children’s Hospital Foundation, Gales Creek Camp Foundation, March of Dimes, Providence Child Center, Shriners Hospitals for Children-Portland, Special Olympics Oregon and Wheel to Walk Foundation.

“These kids have faced and continue to face very challenging situations at such young ages,” said Tim Gauthier, executive manager of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Oregon-Columbia Chapter, and president of the B.U.L.L. Session board of directors. “We count ourselves lucky to work with so many great local organizations to help these kids thrive.”

The event is co-sponsored by NECA-IBEW Local 48 and Union Bank of California.

More than 400 business, union and legislative leaders from Oregon and Washington — and from as far away as Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles — participated in this year’s event.

More than $3.7 million has been distributed to charities over the history of the B.U.L.L. Session.

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