Past Foundation Events-2012
BnK Helps Raise $5,140 for DFO
Company sponsors Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament

Bill Ludwig, President of BnK Construction, along with his wife Sherry and extended family hosted a Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament at their home in Boring on Saturday, January 28, 2012. Over thirty players joined in the fun and helped raise $5,140 for DFO programs like the Tooth Taxi.

"It was a fantastic evening," said Charlie LaTourette, DFO's executive director. "We are very grateful to the Ludwig family and BnK Construction, and all of the sponsors who contributed prizes."

Heather (Ludwig) Hippenstiel provided super support for the tournament designing fliers, posters and promotional materials and her husband, Darren managed the details of the tournament.

Top Winners List

1st Place: Dr. Jason Bajuscak
2nd Place: Tim Warren
3rd Place: Joel Foust
4th Place: Dr. Brad Sievert
5th Place: Darren Hippenstiel
6th Place: Dan Hutton
7th Place: Xavier Ramero
8th Place: Dr. Steve Beadnell

Numerous sponsors contributed over $3,000.00 in prizes that were distributed among participants and the final table.

Sponsors included: Schein Dental, Burkhart Dental, O'Brien Dental, Patterson Dental, DFF Dental Lab, Pacific Continental Bank, Bank of America, Key Bank, Spectra Contract Flooring, Gunderson Construction Cabinetry, Steel Stud Choppers, R&B Innovations Cabinetry, Ashland Concrete Cutting, Baxter & Flaming, Five Star Electric, Cascade Plumbing, Oregon Heating, Massage Envy, Dominos Pizza, Group Mackenzie, and Ironstone Bank!

All in all, it was great night of fun, food and friendship helping to raise funds to support DFO's mission of improving oral health for Oregon's children. Our sincere thanks to the Ludwig Family, BnK Construction, and all of the sponsors and player who made the evening possible.

Chip! Raises $54,000 for DFO
It turned out to be another great day on June 22nd at the 2012 Chip! for Teeth Golf tournament at Langdon Farms Golf Course where 33 teams helped raise over $54,000 to help support DFO programs like the Tooth Taxi.

Low Gross Winners
The Low Gross Winning team included, Charlie Riter, Justin Schmidt, Rick Thomas and Dr. Mike Murat.

Low Net Winners
The Low Net Winning team included Dr. Adam Francois, Dr. Todd Hyder, Dr. Michael Minor and Dr. Thomas Kolodge.

Winner of KP Prize
The winner of the KP $1,000 prize (sponsored by Consani Seims) was Mike Coopedge, shown here receiving his award from Joe Consani, Jr.

Men's Long Drive Champion
Johnny Coopedge

Women's Long Drive
won by Betty Worster.

Willamette Dental Group sponsored the Chip! Breakfast again to help get the golfers warmed up and ready to play in the morning. Willamette Dental employees Randy Cline, Traci Naylor, and Kelsey Turner helped out at the breakfast station.

For a complete list of tournament and prize sponsors and golf teams see the Chip! for Teeth Program and enjoy all the team photos in our photo gallery to the right of this page. Download our tournament and prize sponsors (pdf).

Golfers enjoyed a delicious lunch while scores were tallied, and over $9,200 in prizes were given away during the DFO raffle that included golf trips, casino weekends, hotels, restaurants, and much more.

DFO Helping Children Statewide

Since its inception, the Foundation has helped provide over one million dollars to nonprofit dental clinics serving over 200,000 Oregonians. For a small foundation, our impact is tremendous helping thousands of low-income children across Oregon through programs like the Tooth Taxi and the DFO Community Grants Program.

The Foundation recently awarded small grants to eight worthy organizations. 2012 grantees include:

•  Advantage Smiles for Kids, Redmond ($3,000) to provide dental care and orthodontic services
•  Assistance League of Eugene Children's Dental Center ($5,000) to provide free care to K &ndash
•  12 public school children
•  Boys & Girls Club of Albany, ($5,000) to help purchase disposable dental supplies for the free clinic
•  Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion, Polk Counties ($3,000) to help purchase five laptop computers to use within the clinic for oral health education activities and to access Oregon Health Plan resources
•  Friends of Creston Children's Dental Clinic ($6,500) to help cover operating expenses for their first summer program at the free clinic
•  Deschutes County Healthy Beginnings, Bend ($8,000) to support 19 free dental screenings for low-income children from birth to five years-old
•  Multnomah Dental Society, Portland ($2,000) to support their Children's Health Fair and subsidize the use of three mobile dental vans
•  Southern Oregon Mission of Mercy, Medford ($10,000) to help fund a two-day free dental clinic for low-income Oregonians.

Our congratulations to these grantees, and our heartfelt thanks to them for all they do to improve the oral health of Oregon children. And thank you to all our donors whose continued support allows us to improve the oral health of Oregon children.

2012 Oregon Dental Conference
Winners of the Willamette Valley Wine Getaway Packages were Dr. Mike Biermann (Black Walnut Inn package), and Steve McNannay (Allison Inn & Spa package), and Dr. Dennis Simonson was the lucky winner of a wine tasting and tour for ten at Willamette Valley Vineyards.

The Tooth Fairy, Will Steele, and DFO board member Amy Benson, RDH drew the winning tickets from the raffle barrel at the Oregon Dental Conference where over six thousand people attended. Thanks to the generosity of many dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental related companies and others, we raised $15,430 for DFO programs like the Tooth Taxi.

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