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Mount Si football gets a big donation 
The Mount Si football program was the beneficiary of a significant monetary donation last week from the Snoqualmie Tribe.

The tribe donated $10,000 to the Wildcat football booster club, money which will be used to help fund the program this fall and in the future. RaeAnn Wahsise, a parent of an incoming freshman on the Wildcats team this fall and a Snoqualmie tribal member, was surprised when she first heard about it. “I was absolutely blown away,” Wahsise said.

The tribe made an official presentation of the donation last Friday to football coach Charlie Kinnune at the tribal offices in Snoqualmie.

Wahsise told the SVSJ that as far as she knew, it was possibly the first time, and at least the biggest one to date, that the tribe has donated money to help support Mount Si sports, and she added that the tribe may make future donations to other area schools and sports programs.

CHS alum to take on top club golf pros from around the nation
A Cedarcrest High School grad who has become one of the top men’s golf professionals in Washington yesterday punched a berth to a prestigious national tournament for golf club professionals.

Derek Berg, who graduated from CHS several years ago and went on to have a stellar career at the UW, fired rounds of 69 and 70 to total out at 139 and win the Callaway Golf Professional Golf Association (PGA) Assistant Championship regional tournament down in suburban Portland. Berg, who was representing Bellevue’s Glendale Country Club, beat fellow club pro Josh Immordino, representing Kent’s Riverbend Golf Course, by one stroke, and took home $1,100 for his efforts. Berg and Immordino also picked up the two regional berths from this tournament to the Callaway Golf PGA Assistant National Championship tournament, to be held in November down at the PGA’s headquarters course in Florida.

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Written by Rhett Workman

August 9, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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