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Ladies foursome raises money for Meadowood

Published on June 17, 2017 12:01AM

Bob Gross, who played on the 1977 Portland Trail Blazers championship team, autographed a quilt Jeanie Bloodsworth is working on. The Hermiston woman caught up with the former pro basketball player while attending to the 17th hole during the June 2-4 Camp Meadowood Springs Benefit Golf Tournament at Big River Golf Course in Umatilla.

Photo contributed by Rita Walker

Bob Gross, who played on the 1977 Portland Trail Blazers championship team, autographed a quilt Jeanie Bloodsworth is working on. The Hermiston woman caught up with the former pro basketball player while attending to the 17th hole during the June 2-4 Camp Meadowood Springs Benefit Golf Tournament at Big River Golf Course in Umatilla.

Former Portland Trail Blazer Bob Gross autographed a quilt Hermiston resident Jeanie Bloodsworth is working on.

Photo contributed by Rita Walker

Former Portland Trail Blazer Bob Gross autographed a quilt Hermiston resident Jeanie Bloodsworth is working on.


Manning the 17th hole during the Camp Meadowood Springs Benefit Golf Tournament, a foursome of ladies brought in $5,144 to help the camp program, located near Weston.

Karen Fontaine, Jeanie Bloodsworth, Rita Walker and Donna Casper offered golfers a chance for a perfect drive at the hole. Those who ponied up $5 could forgo the dogleg and advance 150 yards up the par 4 hole. In addition, the ladies sold a variety of beverages to raise additional money for the camp.

In its 37th year, the tournament was held June 2-4 at Big River Golf Course in Umatilla. Money from the event benefits Camp Meadowood Springs, a unique summer camp experience for children/teenagers and their families impacted by communication and/or social learning challenges.

“It’s just a fun thing to do and we raise a lot of money,” Bloodsworth said.

Also, while manning the hole, Bloodsworth caught up with Portland Trail Blazers legend Bob Gross, who was on hand for the event. The Hermiston woman has been working on a Blazers-themed quilt and had Gross autograph it.

Unsure of what she’s going to do with the quilt once it’s completed, Bloodsworth said, “I think it’s as tall as Bob Gross.”

For more about the speech camp, visit www.meadowoodsprings.org.



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