2023 HHSAF Golf Tournament Set For Friday August 25th
Tournament Update (July 20th 2023)
HHSAF invites former golf participants and friends to join us in a “Golf Fun Day” Friday August 25, 2023 once again at Auburn Golf Course. As our main fundraiser for the annual Scholarship Fund, we offer an event that brings golf challenges while having a great time and supporting the Scholarships we provide. This annual golf tournament began in 2003 at a cost of $65. In 2007 and for the next eleven years, we were able to run a successful fundraising event which cost golfers a mere $75. The cost to host a golf tournament has now been impacted by increases in course fees and the food supplied by the restaurant at the golf course.Realizing a loss in revenue last year that supported our scholarship fund, to host another successful event we must increase the golf fee to $125. This will allow every entrant 18 rounds of golf, a cart, entrance of everyone into our 4 designated Par 3 Hole In One’s contest and a delicious lunch.
Advertising as a hole sponsor for $150 has been another large source of revenue for this event. Over the years we’ve had the support of our local Burien merchants. That support has decreased the last couple of years; most likely due to recovering from the financial impacts of COVID restrictions. We are hopeful that a resurgence in this support will occur this year. There are 18 holes, giving us the opportunity to place 36 signs. We welcome any golfer or foursome to aid the Fund by ordering your sign this year. The Sponsorship sign is $150 and can be placed on the hole of your choice! Cathy Low may be contacted for more information on the design of your sign at (206) 244-3044 or CathyLow@comcast.net.The last two years, we’ve had a great response to auctioning off the fun opportunity of having Jack Thompson join your foursome as a “5th” golfer. Jack was a Washington State University football star and NCAA passing record holder. He later became the quarterback with the Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jack has enjoyed golfing in our tournament and also being a speaker at these tournaments. Jack has graciously agreed to being auctioned off again this year. The minimum bid of $200 can be incrementally increased by $50 by your foursome. This is in addition to each golfer’s $125 golf fee. Marc Anderson will be coordinating this auction by taking bids through his email address. The team with the highest bid will be contacted by Marc on Monday August 21st and he will collect the payment at the tournament. Before our Shotgun start, we will announce the winning team Jack will be joining as their 5th player at this year’s Golf Fun Day! Use Marc Anderson’s email email@example.com to place a bid on this auction item.The HHS Principal, Athletic Director and Football and Basketball coaches will again be joining us as a foursome! We appreciate their support of our fundraising efforts.
We look forward to seeing you Friday, August 25, 2023 for a HHSAF Golf Fun Day!!
The HHSAF Golf Committee
The HHSAF Golf Committee is pleased to announce details for
our 2023 “Golf Fun Day”
2022 Highline High School Alumni Golf Tournament Scheduled For Friday August 26th At Auburn Golf Course
Mark your calendars for the annual Highline High School Alumni Foundation Golf “Fun” Day on Friday, August 26th.
We normally host the tournament on the third Friday of August but due to course availability this year’s tournament will be on the 4th Friday.
We had a great response to last year’s auction of having Jack Thompson join your foursome as a “5th” golfer. Jack was a Washington State University football star and NCAA passing record holder. Jack later became the quarterback with the Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jack had a wonderful time at last year’s tournament and has graciously agreed to being auctioned off again this year. This is a priceless opportunity for any sports fan. Simply email Marc Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your bid. The most recent bid from Doctor Jim Rice's team is $250.00 as of April 7th 2022. Bidding will end on Wednesday August 24th at noon.
More details about the auction of Jack Thompson as well as other fun activities we have planned will be included in our annual Golf “Fun” Day" mailing which will be sent out in early April. To join the tournament in 2022 simply go to the Highline Store page and pay your tournament fee and then please complete and send the tournament registation page. Payment and Registration are required to guarantee your tee time!
As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Cathy Low at 206-244-3044 or Larry Olson at 253-631-6466.
2023 Golf Tournament Registration Form Required
All players must be registered in advance - This form will be forwarded to the Golf Committee Chair.
Community Leader Jack Thompson Former WSU and Pro Quarterback Attends 2021 Golf Tournament and Provides Keynote Speech
HHS Football Coach Deontae Cooper Honors Alumni Foundation Golf Tournament as 2019 Guest Speaker and Player
DEONTAE COOPER BIOGRAPHYCoach Deontae Cooper was recruited by Coach Steve Sarkisian at the University of Washington in 2010. At Citrus HS in California Deontae gained nearly 7,500 yards with 107 TD’s. He was rated as one of the 10 best running backs in the nation. During his freshman year Deontae tore his ACL and missed the entire season due to surgery and rehabilitation. Most unfortunately Deontae returned to the field only to reinjury his ACL again in 2011 and once more in 2012. Starting in 2013 Deontae played multiple years for the Dawgs and recorded 163 yards against Oregon State in one game averaging nearly 16 yards per carry. After Coach Sarkisian departed to become head coach for USC, Deontae transferred to San Jose State for his final year and then went on to the Oakland Raider training camp as a free agent. Deontae was an assistant coach for Bellevue HS prior to coming to Highline.During Deontae’s career at the UW he was elected as a team captain and was awarded the prestigious Guy Flaherty Most Inspirational Award in recognition for the impact he had upon his teammates and others in the community. A UW teammate commented that “Deontae set a real high bar for having a don’t quit, believe in yourself, kind of mentality”. UW sportswriter Adam Jude wrote that “During his perpetual rehabilitation, strangers wrote him supportive letters and posted appreciative messages on his Facebook page. Deontae gave talks to High School classes about not giving up. He found solace and service in that, in being an Inspirational Story for others” Adam Jude added the following quote from Greg Smith, Husky fan from Orting in his Seattle Times article. “I will truly miss Deontae. I watched his first spring training years ago and remarked that he was so quick and so smooth, I envisioned great things from him. And we did get great things from Deontae. He epitomized the concepts of hard work, dedication, and inspiration. Good luck to him. To me, he is a Husky legend.” FUTURE VISION FOR HIGHLINE PIRATE FOOTBALL TEAMCoach Cooper outlined the following vision for the future of the Pirate football team. Deontae wants to build a new culture of community and student support with improved academics. His goal is to develop outstanding students and model players leveraging a proactive football booster network. Deontae was an assistant coach at Bellevue and experienced the benefits of having strong community support. Deontae has also collected an incredible new staff of assistants that played college football for the UW and other college programs. He sees this as an important strategy to help mentor and motivate his players. Deontae desires to work with the HS counselors to increase academic proficiency and to develop a safe and positive place for kids to meet, develop, and work together. The team is currently raising funds to provide sports drinks and other essentials for the players team room. Coach Cooper mentioned that many of the great athletes in the Highline school district have shown a tendency to leave and attend other schools that are more competitive and have increased resources. Coach Cooper wants to build a strong alliance of community leaders and boosters to help him increase player retention and build a long- term sustainable competitive model. HOW YOU CAN HELPTo help coach Cooper accomplish his vision you can join the Highline High School Pirate Booster Club. For more information, please contact Jessica Kido. Jessica’s email address is Jessica.email@example.com Jessica can be reached at 206-250-9891. Booster Club options include:Single person @ $25 with 1 booster T-shirtFamily @ $40 for 2 adults with 1 booster T-shirtSuper @ $60 with game punch card for 5 football games with 1 booster T-shirtMega @ $100 with game punch card, booster t-shirt and HHS Hoodie SweatshirtPlease send checks in care of Highline HS BOOSTERS (at Olympic Site). 615 So. 200th, Des Moines, WA 98198 website https://hhs.highlineschools.org/booster-club
Coach Cooper plans to distribute a newsletter every few months to outline his goals, and provide an assessment on the academic, financial, and player development progress of his team. Coach Cooper mentioned that given the current condition of the Highline football program it may take some time to achieve his overall vision, but he is fully personally invested for the long term. Judging by Deontae’s prior life achievements involving leadership, motivation, inspiration, and overcoming adversity, the Pirate program could not ask for a more qualified leader, coach, and mentor. Please help Deontae by volunteering to support these kids and your local high school!
Thanks To Our 2019 Hole Sponsors - $150 Contribution
Thanks To Our Prize Donors
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