Sunday, February 25, 2024

Cascade Golf Classic continues two decades of fun, philanthropy


LAKE WENATCHEE-Fun, festivities and philanthropy are all part of the Marson and Marson Cascade Golf Classic June 19 at Kahler Mountain Club.

Where else can a pipe cleaner help sink a shot or duffers get a do-over and help the team stay in the running for a spectacular prize? Those who don’t need an extra edge can test their skills to win everything from cash and wine to steaks or new golf clubs. Those feeling lucky can purchase raffle tickets for fun getaways and more. And, of course, there’s the mystery wine table, where every bottle purchased is a sure thing, but still a surprise. And it’s all for a worthy cause. Proceeds from this year’s event will help Cascade Medical Foundation develop a Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at the Leavenworth hospital. The equipment and training will offer Upper Valley cardiac patients with life-extending rehabilitation closer to home.

Now in its 20th year, the golf tourney is the Foundation’s largest annual fundraising event. It is made possible with generous support of local businesses, including naming sponsor Marson & Marson Lumber and host Kahler Mountain Club. Other long-time sponsors include Louws Truss and Dan’s Food Market. In all, more than 70 businesses and a host of volunteers’ chip in to help make the Cascade Golf Classic a success.

The event is designed to provide a solid six hours of entertainment for golfers of all levels, from those who aren’t sure what a handicap is to those well-versed in swinging and putting. “We will be awarding team awards for both low gross and low net scores, as well as exciting skill contest prizes” Foundation Golf Co-Chair Rich Adamson said.

The day starts at 9:30 a.m. with pre-tournament putting and chipping contests, and a chance to warm up at the driving range, followed by the shotgun start at 11 a.m. on Kahler’s beautiful 18-hole course near Lake Wenatchee.

Participants will enjoy a bagged lunch during the round and a taco bar dinner — and awards ceremony — after play is complete.

Golfers (singles or teams) interested in registering can go to to get the details or call 509-548-2523 for information. Entry is $125 per golfer. Don’t delay, sign up now as a limited number of playing spots are still available.

“This is an opportunity to play an outstanding golf course in a scenic surrounding, while enjoying the camaraderie a tournament of this type offers,” Adamson said. “Most importantly, golfer participation allows to us continue the great work of Cascade Medical Foundation, whose mission is ‘to enhance and financially support Cascade Medical’s ability to deliver quality healthcare to our community.’ Thanks in advance to all our golfers and sponsors for your support and for making this a tournament to remember!”

Adamson gives an extra shoutout to the sponsors. “The success of this fundraiser depends on their support,” he said. Major sponsors include Marson & Marson Lumber, Kahler Mountain Club, Cascade Medical providers, Senior Leaders & Commissioners, Louws Truss Inc., Pinemeadow Golf Products, Dan’s Food Market, Raymond James Financial, Webb Accountancy, Quest Diagnostics, Leavenworth Lions Club, Der Sportsmann, Zarthan Lodge #148, and more than 50 Hole Sponsors and In-Kind Sponsors.



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