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Thank you for supporting our 2016 Motor Mouth Car Raffle
Congratulations to this year's winner - Christina Bodamer!
Christina Bodamer has the difficult task of deciding on which of the three 2016 Toyota cars she will take ownership of after her ticket was pulled in the DFO's Motor Mouth car raffle drawing on Saturday, April 9th at the Oregon Dental Conference. We are grateful to all who purchased tickets in this year's raffle. Proceeds go toward the DFO's mission of improving the oral health for Oregon's children. Tiffany Herold was our early drawing winner of the $500 cash on Friday, Feb. 12th. A special thank you to Gresham Toyota for their support.
Paddy Pint Run Raises $10,500 for DFO & Tooth Taxi
Over 300 come out in support of the St. Patrick's Day event
A mere 50 participants ran in this event when it began three years ago by Dr. Tony and Dannielle Ramos - and has it grown since then! It was a sea of green in the streets of Prineville, all to raise funds in support of children's oral health.
"The Paddy Pint Run is a perfect marriage of community involvement, the need for fun/physical activity, and a way that the community can give back to the Tooth Taxi for providing services in Crook County. My family and I feel so honored that our community has embraced this event growing from 50 to over 300 participants in three years. It has become an event many people look forward to, and the fact that it's beneficiary is something I truly believe in, makes me very proud to be the Paddy Pint Run's director." – Dr. Tony Ramos, DFO Board and ODA Member.
Read the wrap-up story HERE
Rob Dixon Outlasts All in the Texas Hold'em Tournament
A total of $97,000 raised by BnK over the 7 years for DFO and Tooth Taxi
Read the wrap-up story HERE and see the list of sponsors who ensured the event's success.
Special thanks to Bill Ludwig, Rick and Cristi Shandy, Todd Rocha and the entire BnK Construction team (shown left) for sponsoring and running the tournament, and to Moda Health for providing the venue. Check out event photos and the winners of the tournament on our Facebook page.
Four of the eight players at the final table were dentists (photo on right). Congratulations to Rob Dixon for taking 1st place in the tournament. Other winners included 2nd place, Dr. David Renton; 3rd place, Yoshio Kurosaki; 4th place, Melissa Wheeler; 5th place, Dr. Jason Bajuscak; 6th place, Dr. Bill Scharwatt; 7th place, Ray Yancey; 8th place, Dr. Weston Heringer, Jr.
We thank all the participants, sponsors and volunteers who made this event such a rousing success. Thousands of children across our state have benefited from the generosity of all who have been involved over the years. Thanks, Bill, for starting such a fun event on their behalf!
2015 Chip! for Teeth
Tournament Raises Over $55,000 to Help Improve Children's Oral Health
The weather was perfect on Friday, June 19th as 27 golf teams came out in support of children's oral health at the 11th Annual Chip! for Teeth golf tournament at Langdon Farms Golf Club.
Congratulations to the low gross winning team of Dr. Jim Windell, Mike Wilson, Bill Swancutt and Pete DeMuniz who shot a blazing 57 to win the event.
The low net winning team included Ric Vordermark, Mark Brannan, Larry Martin and Scott Parrish of A-dec, Inc.
Read the wrap-up story HERE
For a complete list of tournament and prize sponsors and golf teams and players see the Chip! for Teeth Program HERE and enjoy all the team photos in our photo gallery Facebook page (and don't forget to "Like" us!)
Thanks again to all our sponsors, players and volunteers for making the tournament a great success!
Dr. Ed Merzenich Wins the 2015 Toyota Camry SE
Dr. Ed Merzenich, Salem, won the 2015 Toyota Camry SE in the DFO's Motor Mouth Raffle at the Oregon Dental Conference on Saturday, April 11, 2015. We thank all who participated in this important fundraiser to support DFO programs like the Tooth Taxi and the Oregon Mission of Mercy.
Wall of Wine raises over $5,700 at 2015 Dental Conference
Debbie Wong was the big winner at this year's Wall of Wine event at the Oregon Dental Conference when she pulled a bottle of Joseph Phelps Insignia wine valued at $187 which was generously donated by Robert Gootee. Attendees and Exhibitors alike flocked to the foundation's booth to partake in the wine pull to try their luck. Everyone is a winner in this event as all proceeds go toward our mission of improving the oral health for Oregon's children. We thank all our generous wine donors who make this event possible. See the list of wine donors HERE