The Jebner’s Wish Golf Tournament and Dinner was started as a way to fulfill the dream of our friend, Jeremy Ebner.
Jeremy was a native Oregonian and a proud University of Oregon alumnus. He was an avid traveler and sports fan, and he made an impact on everyone he met through his sincere passion for life and unique observations about the world. Sadly, on June 2, 2013, Jeremy (or Jebner, his college nickname) passed away after fighting leukemia for a year and a half.
During Jebner's time at OHSU, he talked a lot about what he was going to do once he was done with treatment and feeling better. Of all his ideas, he seemed most passionate about one in particular. He knew how difficult it was to fight leukemia and could not imagine a child having to go through what he was experiencing. Combining his desires to help these children and his love of golf, Jeremy decided he wanted to create a golf fundraiser that benefitted the Make-a-Wish® Foundation. Unfortunately, he was not able to make his dream come true before losing his battle.
After Jeremy’s passing, those close to him came together and organized the first annual Jebner’s Wish Golf Tournament in October 2013, raising $15,000. Since 2013 we've hosted nine additional golf tournaments as well as other fundraising events. Through our efforts we've raised $217,000, granting the wishes of 35 local children in partnership with Make-A-Wish® Oregon.
This year, we are hoping to raise even more. That’s where you come in! There are a number of ways that you can help grant the wishes of local children facing critical illnesses.
We hope you consider joining us for this year's event (www.jebnerswish.org) or donating today in our effort to continue Jebner’s Wish and the mission of Make-a-Wish® Oregon.