Nine children’s charities were presented with the proceeds of this year’s 20th annual B.U.L.L. (Business Union and Labor Leaders) Session Charity Golf Tournament during a special ceremony Dec. 2 at Union Bank in downtown Portland.
A total of $300,000 was distributed to local charities that benefit children needing long-term chronic care, short-term respite, and end-of-life care. Since its inception in 1990, the B.U.L.L. session has raised over $4 million.
The benefiting charities this year were Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Emanuel Children’s Hospital, Gales Creek Camp Foundation, Artz Center for Developmental Health & Audiology, March of Dimes, Providence Child Center, Shriners Hospital for Children–Portland, Special Olympics Oregon, and Wheel-to-Walk Foundation.
More than 400 business, union and legislative leaders participate in the event, which includes a dinner and auction at the Oregon Convention Center, followed the next day by a golf tournament. This year’s tournament was held at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha, with morning and afternoon rounds on both the North and South courses.