Bill Barr Memorial Golf Classic

Join St. Vincent de Paul for an exciting return to live fundraising events this Sept. 1-12, at the 21st Annual Bill Barr Memorial Golf Classic! You'll have some fun on the course, of course, and you'll do something good for your vulnerable neighbors in the process.

Benefiting more than 350 children and their families who live in affordable housing, this will be SVdP's first tournament hosted at the beautiful Diamond Woods Golf Course, 96040 Territorial Road near Monroe. The presenting sponsor is Murphy Company.

After the tournament took a one-year hiatus because of COVID-19, this summer golfers will be able to safely and conveniently play rounds on their own time during a flexible 12-day tournament window, with mobile scoring and live virtual game-play tracking via the GolfStatus app. Online registration is available now at bit.ly/billbarrmemorial. Fees are $100 per individual golfer registration, which includes one golf cart, or $350 per team of four, which includes two carts. After registering, participants should call Diamond Woods Golf Course, 541-998-9707, to schedule their tee times.

Tournament proceeds fund a variety of educational and recreational activities for children in SVdP's affordable housing, and offer an array of support services and tools for their parents. It's all offered through the Resident Services program, which helps to nurture healthy minds and bodies, grow a sense of community, foster leadership, and build self-sufficiency among SVdP's tenants.

More about SVdP Resident Services

The rising cost of living forces many to choose between food, medications and other necessities. SVdP is there to help by providing affordable housing to families experiencing financial hardships. The Resident Services team helps families maintain stable housing by connecting them with community resources and providing ongoing tenancy education.

Eight Resident Services Coordinators (RSCs) serve 33 SVdP affordable housing properties, supporting residents through advocacy, individualized guidance, community events, and referrals to community resourcesRSCs walk families through the necessary systems and services needed for them to remain housed.

Tournament namesake Bill Barr in 2010.

Ongoing assistance for SVdP tenants comes in many forms, including crisis response, kids' club activities and other mothly events, free libraries and clothing closets at properties, adult education, food assistance programs, and more. 

All of this support is provided by SVdP's dedicated Resident Services staff. Of course, their work is made possible by the community's support through fundraisers like the Bill Barr Memorial Golf Classic — and through monetary and in-kind donations to Resident Services. To learn more about all the ways you can help, call 541-600-8454.

History of the Bill Barr Golf Classic

Bill Barr, former banker and employee of SVdP Property Management, organized a golf tournament for 16 consecutive years to ensure funding for the Resident Services program. In his honor, friends, business representatives, community members and fellow golfers "raised the Barr" to help, sponsor, donate and golf in the aptly named Bill Barr Memorial Golf Classic. This year will be the 21st year of this invaluable fundraiser.