Portland, OR USA- Cornhole Tournament

First Local 1159/ GMR Cornhole Tournament Scheduled

14 November 2018

Clackamas County Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 1159, along with Global Mission Readiness, will be holding a cornhole fundraising tournament at Portland Cider Company on Saturday, November 17th. Funds raised go toward L1159 community fund and GMR international firefighter training.

This is an exciting opportunity for both organizations to raise money to help others. The Local 1159 community fund helps in the local area with scholarships, aid, and other community-related efforts. GMR provides free emergency response training to those less fortunate living in developing nations and poverty-stricken areas of the world. These developing nations are grossly underfunded and generally, lack government support.

The corn hole tournament is open to spectators from the public but is full for registration, and is a kid-friendly event. Prizes will be given to first, second, and third place finishers of the tournament. There is also raffle drawings with various prizes that anyone can participate in.

A very big thank you to the Portland Cider Company for hosting the event. Mr. Plywood donated the wood for Valley Craftsman Woodworking to cut and assemble the corn hole boards. Irena Owens of Hasson company, Sun Glow Inc. Heating and Air Conditioning, IAFF Local 1660 (Tualatin

Valley Professional Firefighters), IAFF Local 314 (Salem Professional Firefighters), IAFF Local 43 (Portland Professional Firefighters) FLIR, FIRE Restoration, C. S. Bray Accounting, Fire-Hide Leather, and Bennet Hartman Morris & Kaplan LLP for board sponsorships. Numerous raffle prize giveaways were donated by members throughout the Portland, OR area. Special thanks for IAFF Local 1159, Clackamas County Professional Firefighters Union Secretary, Nate Hon for coordinating the event and making it all come together.

Without the help of numerous other volunteers, this event and other fundraising events for our non-profits would not be possible.

GMR56 Team Colombia October 2018. GMR Volunteers from Lake Oswego Fire Department with some students from El Rosal, Colombia.

People ask why do we do what we do? Why do we want to do THAT? Why do you travel to those places, or help those people? People need each other, sometimes it is not just about the task or the aid, sometimes it is more than that. Sometimes it is just about helping those less fortunate and giving up something to make the community, the county, the world a better place. To donate to this fundraiser or to future fundraisers, or trips, you can make a tax-deductible donation by clicking on the donate tab to through the link, here.