CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State baseball head coach Pat Casey squared off with former Oregon football coach Rich Brooks last weekend for a good cause.
Casey came out on top in a charitable golf tournament hosted by the Harrington Family Foundation at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in Ghost Hollow. “Fighting In The Fairways” was just for fun and games, of course, but Casey, who was joined by former Beaver Brent Barry while Brooks teamed with Joey Harrington, helped raise funds for Friends of the Children, which is based in Portland.
According to the program’s web site, Friends of the Children “provides our most vulnerable children with intensive and long-term, paid, professional mentors. We take a preventive, early intervention approach that breaks the cycle of poverty and abuse by helping children in need overcome the many obstacles in their lives.”
“It’s important to know what kind of an impact we have as sports figures in this state,” Casey said. “This was a great opportunity to help the cause and was a great chance for these two schools to come together to help benefit the community. I’d like to thank the Harrington Family Foundation for the opportunity to play and have a great time.”
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