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Former Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Tice has lived in many places during his career in the NFL, and his charity work is like a roadmap to where he has been and where he is now. The Mike Tice Foundation Golf Tournament, happening July 15, 2024, at the White Horse Golf Club in Kingston, Washington, will benefit several charities including the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County.

Mike Tice Foundation Began with A Charity Golf Tournament in 2011

“I have a friend that bought a small hotel-casino in a little town called Minden, Nevada, which is in the Carson Valley bowl of mountains,” Tice explains. “He asked if I wanted to bring some friends to town, have a little golf tournament, have a little outing, so he can kind of show off his new toy. And I said, ‘Yeah.’”

The friends knew they wanted to give to a charity, and Tice’s friend had been giving to the local Boys & Girls Clubs for years and knew they needed a new building as they were currently meeting in the middle school. “We came in and we raised $12,500,” shares Tice. “He matched it, and we all cried.”

That was in 2011. Since then, they have raised over $1.6 million for charities. And you may notice a theme: Mike Tice loves to donate to youth.

In 2019, the Mike Tice Foundation was officially created. It is a family affair, with Tice’s sisters and wife also working with the Foundation. “We only have one paid employee,” shares Tice. “We give out almost all the money we raise after expenses. We just keep back a little bit to pay for our storage unit.”

Mike Tice (pictured), former NFL Football player and coach, created The Mike Tice Foundation to raise money for charities throughout the United States. Photo courtesy: Mike Tice

In 2023, they raised over $160,000 for 12 charities in 5 states, and each of those states has significance for Tice. “We are from New York, and in fact, we are about to give out a scholarship out there, we’ve been doing that I think well over a decade, even before the Foundation. My dad went to the same high school I did. My wife went to the same high school. We gave money to the Minneapolis Fire Department, for winter coats for underprivileged kids, I think last year we gave out over 2,000 winter coats. I played in Minnesota and coached in Minnesota…and then Seattle, I was with the Seahawks…We ended up retiring where the grandkids are in Missouri, so we donate to the Eastside School, where [my daughter] used to work…my nephew coaches at Parkway South High School in St. Louis.”

The Mike Tice Foundation just donated money to the Oakville School District in Chehalis for new bleachers after connecting with Andrew Barkis about the school district’s need. Oh, and the Boys & Girls Club in Minden, Nevada? Tice just learned that they are opening up their new building in August, 13 years after Tice and his friends first raised money for it.

Mike Tice Foundation Golf Tournament

In 2019, when the Foundation was formed, Tice moved the annual golf tournament to the Seattle area. Taking place on July 15, 2024, at the White Horse Golf Club, you can purchase your foursome tickets or sponsorship packages on the Mike Tice Foundation website.

The tournament is quite the event, with foursome tickets including playing with a celebrity golfer, breakfast bar, food and beverage on the course, a New Era golf cap, a sleeve of Titleist Pro V1 golf balls and more. There will be prizes for longest drive, hole-in-ones, closest to the pin, trophies, raffles and more!

Monies from the tournament go to scholarships for kids to attend the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County. “We were in this for quite a few years before Diane [Mike’s wife] realized kids had to pay a fee for the Boys & Girls Clubs and some can’t afford it,” Tice explains. And while it took 13 years for the Boys & Girls Clubs in Nevada to build their building – for the Foundation to see a result of their donation – giving out scholarships to kids who need what the Boys & Girls Clubs offers allows the Foundation to see immediate results.

Over the years, they have given to many of the Clubs in the Seattle area, including the Bremerton Boys & Girls Clubs – where the golf tournament is located – and the North Mason Teen Center – which is near where they used to live.

To learn more about the Mike Tice Foundation, including how to donate, visit the Mike Tice Foundation website.

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