Charity golf tournament for hungry families - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Charity golf tournament for hungry families

Posted: Updated:

RICHLAND, Wash.--Charity golf tournament for hungry families. A golf tournament brought out dozens of players Saturday afternoon to help put food on the table for hungry families.

More than 40 teams showed up ready to play at the Columbia Point Golf Course in Richland. Each team donated a 15-pound frozen turkey to play.

The food is then donated to the Union Gospel Mission in Pasco. Columbia Point Golf Course Manager Joe Creager says "it's kind of our duty to help wherever we can. I really praise the people who came out every year."

Executive Director of Union Gospel Mission Don Porter says their organization helps hundreds of families a year. He says this is one of the events that helps the most during the holidays. He told us "we have 300 families that will have signed up as of yesterday and we will have their food box ready for them just before Thanksgiving."

This year they will be able to help more than 300 families from the donations.