Volunteers selling golf balls for annual golf ball drop
Volunteers selling golf balls during the Golf tournament for the annual Golf Ball drop

Alderbrook Properties will present the 5th Annual Love INC Golf Tournament, Ball Drop and Auction, Monday, July 20, 2015, at the award-winning Alderbrook Golf and Yacht Club in Union, Washington.  New to the tournament this year will be a Ladies Division. “We have had great success with our Men’s and Mixed Divisions and have found more and more ladies want to participate,” added Bill Kendrick, chairman of the event. “With the increase in women wanting to participate we were feeling good about adding a Ladies Division.”

This year’s Title Sponsor is once again Alderbrook Properties, and the Event Sponsor is Drew MacEwen, Falcon Financial Investment, Inc.  Other repeat sponsors include:  All About Parties – Tent Sponsor; Gillis Auto Center – Hole-in-One Sponsor; Our Community Credit Union – Cart Sponsor; Lori L. Morgan, Financial Advisor/Edward Jones Investments – Support for Pastors of partner churches/dinner tickets; and KMAS Radio and McCarty & Associates, “a marketing firm” – Media Sponsors. Proceeds from last year’s event were used locally and saw an increase in the provision of services of 57 percent for adults, 44 percent for children, and a 71 percent increase overall in families served from 2013, with 1,118 referrals provided to churches and other agencies within Mason County.

“Thanks to community support, our service increases were accompanied by a 78 percent increase in volunteer hours provided, with an in-kind value of $125,498,” said Kendrick. “ This number reflects a total of 5,531 volunteer hours given over the course of 2014.”  Volunteers serve in Love INC’s Clearinghouse, through gap ministries and during fundraising activities.

Love INC provides services to impoverished and low income individuals throughout Mason County through the coordination of 20 church partners, and other community relief organizations, by providing a Clearinghouse for needed services. Clients seeking assistance are screened through an interview intake process, and once need is verified, Love INC works with partners to meet those needs.

Starting times for this year’s Shot Gun event will be at 11 a.m., with registration at 9 a.m.  A catered meal will be served at 4:30 p.m.  The cost to play is $100 per player, which includes green fees, tee packets, meal, and auction.  Carts are extra BUT NOT REQUIRED.  To register for the tournament, email Alderbrook Golf at  Extra dinner tickets are $30 each and must be purchased in advance.

To buy a ball for the ball drop (cash prizes are given for the balls closet to the pin) donate an auction item, or for more information on sponsorship, please call Bill Kendrick, Golf Committee chair,  at (360) 490-3114, or email him at  To register to play, call (360) 898-2560, or email to

All proceeds from this event go to Love INC of Mason County, a 501(c) (3) non-profit which mobilizes local churches in Mason County to assist people in need.  Twenty church affiliates in Mason County helped nearly 2,842  (or 975 families) people last year.  Love INC clearinghouse hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  For more information call: (360) 462-LOVE (5683), email:, or find us on Facebook: Love In the Name of Christ of Mason County