Program aims to boost after-school participation by eliminating financial barriers

In an age where school district budgets are tight and extra curricular activities are deemed extra, the No Pioneer Left Behind group strives to allow as many students a chance to participate in after-school clubs or sports as possible.

For eight years, the resort, formerly known as Resort at the Mountain, has hosted the Art Skipper Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament as a fundraiser for the No Pioneer Left Behind effort. The event on average raises $20,000 a year for the program.

This year’s contest for the cause is set for 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14. There has been a last-minute schedule change, so though the event has been advertised on a different date, it will take place on Sept. 14.

“We raise these monies so there’s not a financial barrier for kids,” noted Kurt McKnight, Oregon Trail School District Board vice chairman and event sponsor.

Golf tournament registration form

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Story by Sandy Post Reporter Brittany Allen