BULL Session delivers $317,000 in aid to six children’s charities, LCSA

BULL Session board members and charity recipients (from left to right): Jim Brady, Arctic Sheet Metal, board; Tim Gauthier, NECA, board president; Dave Johnston, IBEW Local 48, board; David Kreifels, Laurelhurst Market, board; Sandy Getman, Wheel to Walk Foundation; Jason Kaufman, US Bank, board; Kelly Holboke, Wheel to Walk; Jill Foster, Wheel to Walk; and Frank Wall, PMCA, board.

BULL Session Charity Events donated $317,000 to six Oregon children’s charities that provide life-changing treatment and accommodations. The checks were distributed Nov. 29 during a ceremony at the offices of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).

The BULL Session is a coalition of business, union and labor leaders who come together to help provide support services for children. The money was raised at the 27th annual BULL Session golf tournament and auction, held Sept. 11-12 at the Oregon Convention Center and The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club, respectively. More than 400 golfers took part in the golf tournament this year.

Since its inception in 1991, the BULL Session has raised $6,181,500 for the charities, making it one of Oregon’s largest charity events.

This year’s recipients were Albertina Kerr Children’s Crisis Psychiatric Care Unit, Gales Creek Camp Foundation, March of Dimes, Shriners Hospital for Children-Portland, Swindells Resource Center of Providence Child Center, and Wheel to Walk Foundation.

Additionally, Labor’s Community Service Agency received for the first time a $3,000 donation. The money will go toward the Presents for Partners “Unions’ Labor of Love” toy drive and holiday party for kids of unemployed workers, and families experiencing difficult times.

To find out more about the BULL Session, visit www.bullsessioncharity.com.


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