Local Rotary Clubs Present $10,000 Check To YMCA


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David Hawthorne, Treasurer Burien/Whitecenter Rotary, presents a check for $10,000 to Claudia Tanis, Executive Director of the Highline YMCA

The Rotary Clubs of SeaTac, Burien/White Center and Southcenter presented a $10,000 check to the YMCA last Thursday at a joint meeting of the three clubs held at Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac.

Several years ago, these three clubs pledged $50,000 to the capitol campaign of the new Matt Griffin YMCA at 3595 S. 188th St in SeaTac. The funds to to be paid over five years. There was a matching $50,000 pledge from the Kresge Foundation.

The Rotary funds were raised with the Second Annual Rotary Golf Tournament sponsored by Cox Financial in Burien. This year’s tournament was held at Washington National Golf Course in Auburn. About 70 golfers attended.

Next year’s Third Annual Rotary Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday August 11 according the Southcenter rotarian Brian Frederick.

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