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Sunset Grove Kick-Off Event, Schumann earns Fundraising Honor

Sunset Grove Kick-Off Event

The Sunset Grove Ladies Golf Club announced their 2011 golf season will begin with a kick-off at Sunset Grove Golf Club on Wednesday, April 6. A continental breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. with tee times beginning at 9.

Beginning May 3, the Golf Club will offer group play for those working women or others wishing to play on Tuesday evenings. Tee times start at 5:30 p.m.

The Sunset Grove Ladies Golf Club is an active ladies golf club. Membership is open to female golfers of all abilities over the age of 18. Membership dues for the year are $50. Green fees are $9 for seniors (62 and over) and $11 for all others.

As a member of the Sunset Grove Ladies Golf Club, you will receive a USGA Handicap Index. You will be able to play with the club on any Play Day, attend club meetings and luncheons, and the Annual Fall Banquet. You may also choose to play in invitational tournaments sponsored by other clubs.

For more information please contact Susan Hay at 503-590-4925.

Schumann earns Fundraising Honor

The significant fundraising work of Pacific University Director of Athletics Ken Schumann is being recognized at the national level. Schumann has been selected as the College Division Fundraiser of the Year by the National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD) and is among seven individuals being recognized in the organization's annual awards program.

'This is great for Pacific University and shows the respect that our athletic program has achieved nationally in terms of building our program,' Schumann said. 'This is a team effort and I think that all of us in athletics, including our coaches and staff, and university relations can share in a recognition like this.'

Working from the basis of a five-year program constructed in 2004 as part of a University-wide strategic planning process, Schumann led efforts to raise the portion of the funding for the Lincoln Park Athletic Complex, which opened in phases between Fall 2007 and Spring 2008. The $11.5 million project, comprised of a soccer/football/track stadium, baseball field and softball field, was a collaborative effort between the University and the City of Forest Grove and has been recognized as one of the top small college facilities in the nation.

Schumann's fundraising efforts included securing a $100,000 donation that allowed the baseball field to be named in honor of late Boxer coach Chuck Bafaro, and he also led efforts that saw the addition and start-up for the Pacific football program. To offset the start-up costs for the program, Schumann led fundraising initatives that saw over $680,000 raised.

'I congratulate Ken for this honor and for the hard work he has done to fund the initatives within Pacific University Athletics,' said Dr. Lesley Hallick, president of Pacific University. 'Thanks to his work, and that of our entire team in our athletics and university relations department in enhancing experiences for our student-athletes and the public profile of Pacific.'