Charity golf tournament in Fall City to benefit cancer research

Charity golf tournament in Fall City to benefit cancer research

Golfers can register for the event until July 31.

A Fall City nonprofit and the Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course are teaming up for a charity golf tournament on August 24. All proceeds will go to childhood cancer research and families battling cancer.

The event is the first annual Play Like Grey’s Golf Tournament, hosted by Live Grey’s Way, a local non-profit organization. The event takes place on the anniversary of the celebration of life of Grayson Stumpf. Grayson, the charity’s namesake, died of brain cancer in June 2020 aged 12.

Fall City resident Summer Stumpf founded the nonprofit in honor of her son. Last December, she raised more than $24,000 for cancer research and a Snoqualmie family battling cancer by selling 130 Christmas decorations.

Grayson spent a lot of time at the Snoqualmie Falls golf course, Stumpf said, with herself and her other son, Stormy, having worked there. The owners of the course also let Grayson fish on one of the ponds when he fell ill, she said.

“It’s a special place for us,” Stumpf said.

Funds raised from the golf tournament will go to brain cancer research efforts at Seattle Children’s Hospital and directly to families battling cancer.

Golf begins at 1 p.m. on August 24, with dinner and prizes for the top golfers beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event will also include an auction and a chance to win $10,000 with a hole-in-one cut.

Companies interested in sponsoring the event can email Stumpf at [email protected]

Golfers can register until July 31 at tinyurl.com/PlayLikeGray.

“We couldn’t do any of this without the help of our family of friends and the team at Live Grays Way,” Stumpf said.