Scoreboard Sports Bar once again raised the most money for Partner Sports Camp through the Taylor Hatfield Memorial Youth Fund’s pub crawl.
During the annual St. Paddy’s Day Grub & Pub Crawl on March 17, Roseburg area pubs competed to raise the most money in the fundraiser, and Scoreboard ended up raising the most at $1,000 for the second consecutive year.
Formerly known as Camp Shriver, Partner Sports Camp is a two-week day camp in July and 50 to 100 kids participate each year. Half of the campers have disabilities, and they each partner up with a camper without a disability.
The camp includes a variety of activities, including swimming and golfing, and is run by the YMCA of Douglas County and the Douglas Education Service District.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of Special Olympics, started the camp in the 1960s with a $30,000 establishment grant for each of six towns, including Roseburg. While the Camp Shrivers in the other five towns have been absorbed by Special Olympics, Partner Sports remains locally funded and organized in Roseburg.
Dean Hatfield, a founder of the memorial fund and the pub crawl, said Scoreboard’s fundraising was exceptional.
“They’re kind of a small pub and they raised $1,000 both years, so they’re doing something right for us, that’s for sure,” Hatfield said. He added 12 pubs were involved in the event, raising an average of $400 to $500 each.
The dozen pubs raised a total of about $15,000. Partner Sports Camp will receive $7,000 while the rest will be distributed between seven or eight other programs. Over the years, the fund has supported programs to help kids who are homeless, who have cancer, or who have other ailments or disabilities.
On Friday, a representative of the Education Service District presented Scoreboard with a plaque to congratulate the business for its success with the fundraiser.