You can help! Golf for a good cause at Saturday’s Chuck Diesel Invitational

Last year, the Chuck Diesel Invitational golf tournament at West Seattle Golf Course raised more than $7,000 for The First Tee of Greater Seattle and its youth health/wellness/junior-golf programs. Consider this your invitation to be part of it this year, coming up this Saturday. The announcement we received explains that “this year’s tournament theme is a tribute to classic Seattle sports: Think Gary Payton, Chip Hanauer, Fred Couples, Steve Raible, Steve Largent, Brian Bosworth, the Kingdome!” More than a dozen local businesses have chipped in with money and/or prizes for the tournament, which we’re told “started out with six friends trying to raise money for a good cause” and included more than 70 golfers last year:

Founder Charlie “Diesel” Anderson has set himself up for a large goal in 2014, by attempting to raise over $10,000. Hoping to keep the game as fun as possible, Diesel and the event staff have been working to add some exciting new activations around the course to keep the participants on their toes, and hopefully walking home with a trophy or two. Not a golfer? There will also be a silent auction during the tournament, as well as a raffle. Come out, join the fun, and support a worthwhile cause.

Since there’s still room/time to do that, here’s how: Register at, where you’ll find five different registration options, all including greens fees to play in the tournament, plus a golf cart, and dinner. If you just want to donate, you can do that online by going here.

5 Replies to "You can help! Golf for a good cause at Saturday's Chuck Diesel Invitational"

  • Heidi Wills September 11, 2014 (2:15 pm)

    When kids benefit, we’re all better for it. Thank you for organizing this fantastic fundraising tournament for youth involved with The First Tee of Greater Seattle, Charlie!

  • Shelby L September 12, 2014 (10:19 am)

    I live in the Morgan Junction and have heard of this great event for two years now. I think this is a wonderful way to showcase our community and our golf course’s commanding views. It’s neat to know there are good people in the world who care about young people!

  • Kimberly September 12, 2014 (10:27 am)

    Thank you for your work to support character education programs at The First Tee! We appreciate your heart to make a difference in our community and your support in equipping kids with confidence, integrity, and character through the game of golf! Thank you many times over and good luck on Saturday.

  • Kobi Yamada September 12, 2014 (10:59 am)

    It’s people like Charlie, and events like The Chuck Diesel Invitational, that make this such a fantastic community. Keep up the great work!

  • Charlie September 12, 2014 (5:44 pm)

    Thanks for the great comments! We are always looking to give back and have fun! We want to offer the first “Team” (4 players) to email us free entry into the tournament! A big thank the readers of the West Seattle Blog for the support!

Sorry, comment time is over.