A Fall City nonprofit and Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course are partnering up for a charity golf tournament on Aug. 24. All proceeds will go towards childhood cancer research and families fighting cancer.
The event is the first annual Play Like Gray golf tournament, being put on by local nonprofit Live Gray’s Way. The event is being held on the anniversary of Grayson Stumpf’s celebration of life. Grayson, the charity’s namesake, died of brain cancer in June of 2020 at age 12.
Summer Stumpf, a Fall City resident, founded the nonprofit in honor of her son. Last December, she raised over $24,000 for cancer research and a Snoqualmie family battling cancer by selling 130 Christmas ornaments.
Grayson spent a lot of time at the Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course, Stumpf said, with both herself and other son, Stormy, having worked there. The course’s owners also let Grayson fish on one of the ponds when he got sick, she said.
“It’s a special place to us,” Stumpf said.
Funds raised from the golf tournament will go towards brain cancer research efforts at Seattle Children’s Hospital and directly to families battling cancer.
Golfing begins at 1 p.m. on Aug. 24, with dinner and awards for top golfers starting at 5:30 p.m. The event will also feature an auction and a chance to win $10,000 with a hole-in-one.
Businesses interested in sponsoring the event can email Stumpf at, Livegraysway@outlook.com.
Golfers can register until July 31 at, tinyurl.com/PlayLikeGray.
“We couldn’t do any of this without the help of our friends family and Live Grays Way team,” Stumpf said.