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Mullins Charitable Event Raises Funds

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The 2016 Mullins Charitable Event, Golf Giddyup & Barbeque Hoedown, raised $223,000 for health care-related causes throughout Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties.
Held in late August, the event drew a sellout 144 players to the golf tournament at Mallard Creek Golf Course and 300 people to the dinner at the Boulder Falls Center in Lebanon.

The $223,000 collected is the largest amount raised through the event’s history. Since the 2015 event, the fund has distributed more than $350,000 to a large number of organizations in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties. The organizations have included:  

  • ABC House for Trauma Counseling
  • Albany General Hospital Foundation funds for Sarah’s Place treatment center for survivors of sexual violence
  • CASA of Linn County
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation’s Mullins Healthy Children’s Fund and Larry A. Mullins Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Lilly’s Lope for Hope - Suicide Awareness Run
  • Larry A. Mullins Endowed Scholarship for Health Care Education, which has provided scholarships to six students total in 2015 and 2016
  • Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation funds for the future Samaritan Treatment & Recovery Services facility
  • Mental Health First Aid Training for more than 300 participants in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties
  • North Lincoln Hospital Foundation funds for a mental health room in that hospital’s new Emergency Department
  • Pacific Communities Hospital Foundation funds for a mental health room in that hospital’s new Emergency Department
  • Philomath Middle School – HERO Challenge (Helping Everyone Respect Others)
  • Philomath School District – Mindfulness Fundamentals Training
  • Philomath Youth Activities Club
  • Samaritan Early Learning Center
  • Samaritan Mental Health for a phone application that will provide information about the signs and symptoms of mental illness as well as connections to national and local resources
  • Samaritan Veterans Outreach Program
  • Teen Summit – Benton County
  • Western University of Health Sciences COMP-Northwest – Scholarships

Intalere was the 2016 event’s presenting sponsor. Major sponsors included Gerding Builders, LLC; GBC Construction; Keating, Jones, Hughes, P.C.; Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., KeyBank and Willamette Dental Group.

Winners of the golf tournament were:

  • First-place gross, score of 50: Primasing Motors – Rick Primasing, Dave Abresch, Casey Primasing and Mitchell Glasser 
  • First-place net, score of 48.9: REACH Air Medical/Cal-Ore Life Flight – Steve Thompson, Jacob Reeb, Jeff Martinez and Bryan Hayden 
  • Men’s Closest to the Pin Contest: Jeff Clark (Hole 3) and Cody Negrete, DDS (Hole 15)
  • Women’s Closest to the Pin Contest: Paula Crone, DO (Hole 3) and Jessica Radecki (Hole 15)
  • Men’s Long Drive Contest: Bryan Hayden (Hole 5) and Mitchell Glasser (Hole 17)
  • Women’s Long Drive Contest: Brittney Vanausdol (Hole 5) and Lia Morton (Hole 17)