This game of golf wasn't about strokes, it was about supporting a local charity. We recently sent four of our employees to an annual golf tournament benefiting the Fruit Valley Foundation, an organization that supports people who live in the Fruit Valley neighborhood in Vancouver, Washington. The neighborhood is also happens to be where we are based. Our Senior Buyer Wally Oliver usually gets out to play golf maybe once a month and has played for Cadet in the tournament a few years now. "It's fun to get out there," he said of the charity event. "Even though we were in last place, our team was only 3 over par," John Putnam from Information Technology said. "We were also recognized for being a longtime supporter of the event." Our HR manager, Tami Harmon said we've been participating in the event for the 7 years she's been here. We've sponsored a hole for 3 or 4 of those years. According to the foundation website, the neighborhood was originally built as housing for people who worked in shipyards during World War II. Now about 60 percent of the homes are rentals. The average income for a family of four is less than $30,000 and about 85 percent of kids who go to the neighborhood elementary school qualify for free and reduced lunches. That being said, the residents are tight-knit and work hard to support each other. We're honored to support and be a part of such an active neighborhood.
Cadet golfs fore charity
01- 10- 2014