Northwest NEWS

September 11, 2000

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The REF Golf Classic is back

The Riverview Educational Foundation will host its second annual REF Golf Classic on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Tall Chief Golf Course. Anyone can play‹the tournament is a non-competitive community event.
   This FUNd-raiser helps support innovative educational projects for Riverview students. Many local children directly benefited from one of the ten grants awarded this year by REF in the areas of science, communication, music, physical education and reading.
   About the tournament:
   € Best Ball 18-holes of golf open to all levels of players
   € A chance to win prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin and other awards, including best school representation (Tolt was last year's winner)
   How to get involved:
   € Register to play. Forms are available at all schools, libraries and on the REF web
   € Prize donations and hole sponsors are needed. Area businesses are rallying to join in this effort
   What is REF?
   € The Riverview Educational Foundation is an independent, non-profit, volunteer organization founded in 1992.
   € Its mission is to enhance the quality of public education and advocate creative programs that develop the academic, social and artistic skills of students. Financial support is provided by donations to United Way of King County by designating REF as the recipient of contributions, and fund-raisers such as the golf tournament.
   REF grants are awarded to educational projects developed by students, teachers, parents and the staff to encourage those ideas that leap beyond the standard curriculum and invigorate learning.
   Who is REF?
   REF Board members include: Ronnie Hendrickson and Jeannie Sparks, co-presidents; Brenda Garver, treasurer; Barbie Tarte, acting secretary; Sharon Gauthier, ex-officio; Linda Williams and Kathy Nelson, board executives. Questions or comments can be directed to Ronnie at 425-788-4274 or Jeannie at 425-788-9389.