Lane United FC’s inaugural charity soccer-golf tournament, the Oakshire Cup, was held on August 30 and was able to raise over $1,000 for the Eugene-based nonprofit Kidsports, the club announced earlier this week. The event, which was held onthe ShortRidge soccer-golf course at the RiverRidge complex in north Eugene, drew 72 participants, according to Dave Galas, Lane United’s managing director. “Registration filled up well in advance and everyone at the event had a great time,” Galas said. “In spite of the one day of rain, with the help of Oakshire, RiverRidge, TwoTowns, Agate Alley, and our supporters the Red Aces we were able to put on a wonderful event, have a lot fun, and all for a good cause. We’re thrilled to have been able to contribute so much to Kidsports from the inaugural tournament, and I am really excited about the future of the event.”
Kidsports is a Eugene-based non-profit organization that has provided a wide range of sports teams and programs for children of all ages since its founding in 1953. Oakshire Brewing is a considerably newer business, founded in 2006 and recently opened its Public House in the Whiteaker neighborhood of Eugene. Oakshire is the title sponsor and leading partner of Lane United FC.
Soccer-golf, a sport in which players kick soccer balls into appropriately scaled holes on golf-course layouts, has experienced a rapid nationwide growth in the past two years. RiverRidge’s soccer-golf course opened in late June of 2014.