Mariners Charity Golf Tournament
Several Mariners players, coaches, broadcasters and front office staff members were out at TPC at Snoqualmie Ridge today to help raise money for the 28th Annual Mariners Care Golf Tournament to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Tournament co-chairs Raul Ibañez and Justin Smoak carted around the course hitting shots with all the groups and taking pictures. Additional participants in the tournament included current players Brendan Ryan, Blake Beavan, Joe Saunders, Tom Wilhelmsen, Carter Capps, Charlie Furbush, Nick Franklin and Danny Farquhar, former Mariners Dan Wilson, Dave Valle, Dave Henderson, Brian Hunter and Brian Holman, coaches Daren Brown, Scott Budner, Jason Phillips, Mike Brumley and Dave Hansen, broadcasters Rick Rizzs and Dave Sims and front office staff members Jack Zduriencik and Tom McNamara. Manager Eric Wedge and his wife Kate were also carting around the course shaking hands and sharing smiles.
[Update] We just received a wonderful update that yesterday’s tournament and dinner/auction raised $220,000, bringing the 28-year total to $5.1 million raised for Cystic Fibrosis. Thank you so much for all the wonderful donations and to all the sponsors!
The top celebrity group was led by Joe Saunders (Pepsi) and Charlie Furbush had the celebrity closest to the pin.
And a big thank you to tournament co-chairs Raul Ibanez and Justin Smoak. This was the 6th year that Raul has hosted the tournament, with the event raising $1,176,000 in those years (2004-08, 2013). This was the second year for Smoak to be involved with the charity, and the event has raised $440,000.
Here are some photos from the (sometimes rainy) day on the golf course…all to help raise money for a great cause!