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Zetron's Shoot for the Stars event raises $23,000 for Behind the Badge Foundation
Zetron, a mission-critical communications systems provider based in Redmond, raised $23,000 at its fourth annual Shoot for the Stars golf tournament.
The tournament was held Aug. 20 at The Golf Club in Newcastle to benefit Behind the Badge Foundation. Behind the Badge is an organization that honors and assists Washington's injured and fallen law enforcement officers and their families. The $23,000 raised this year is a combination of event fees, sponsorships and donations from the immediate and extended community, as well as contributions from Zetron employees and matching funds from Zetron and Zetron President and CEO, Ellen O'Hara. The tournament has raised a total of $64,000 for the Behind the Badge over the last four years.
Highlights of this year's tournament included the participation of more than 100 first responders and law enforcement personnel, as well as musical performances by Seattle R&B band, The Weather Experts and local singer/songwriter, Jairemie Alexander.
Also on hand to support the event were former Seattle Sonic Slick Watts, former Seahawks Randall Morris and Charles Young and former U or Washington Husky and All-American linebacker Antowaine Richardson.
Q13 FOX news anchor and host of "Washington's Most Wanted" David Rose served as master of ceremonies, as he has done every year since the tournament’s inception.
Elite sponsors included Alaska Airlines, Avanti Markets, Directors Mortgage, Kenwood U.S.A, Kibble and Prentice Insurance, Peak Travel and GeoConex.
"This year's Shoot for the Stars tournament was our most successful to date," said O'Hara. "It's very exciting to see the momentum the event continues to gather each year and the enthusiasm with which our community comes out to support it. I want to thank all of those who did so much to plan, sponsor, and participate in the event and make it such a brilliant success."