Who We Are
The B.U.L.L. Session Charity Event is made up of Business, Union and Labor Leaders working hard to help bring smiles to needy children across our region. Today, the B.U.L.L. Session is one of Oregon’s largest charity events, contributing more than $6.5 million in just 28 years.
The organization was conceived by local business leaders in 1991 as a way of gathering representatives from various industries together for a day of golf and one common goal: to raise money for various charities within the community where we all live and work. The rallying cause was local children’s charities.
The first B.U.L.L. Session Golf Tournament was held at The Resort at the Mountain in 1991 and involved 87 golfers that each contributed a dollar or two to benefit one local children’s organization. The organizers begged and pleaded for participation and contributions, ultimately raising $5,000.00, which was donated to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children. While the donation was small that first year, the spark was there and the fire had been ignited. The next year the B.U.L.L. Session raised four times as much to make a $20,000 donation. In the years since, B.U.L.L. Session has raised over $6.1 million total for the kids.
The B.U.L.L. Session works hard to improve the lives of some very special local children through charities such as Albertina Kerr’s Crisis Psychiatric Care, Gales Creek Camp Foundation, March of Dimes, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Portland, Swindells Resource Center at Providence Child Center, and Wheel to Walk Foundation.
The B.U.L.L. Session Charity Golf Events is qualified as exempt under IRS Section 501(c)(3); tax ID 93-1078155.