The 2019 benefit golf tournament for the ministry of the St. Vincent de Paul Portland Council netted more than $53,000 for the emergency services program, a record.

Along with a record number of players — 141 — and event/hole sponsors — 67 — the council also benefited from an anonymous $10,000 one-to-one matching challenge grant during the dinner. It took less than 10 minutes for players to meet the match.