By Oliver Lazenby
As an adult, Brad “Brose” Ambrose took to saying, “every day is a bonus,” because he was born with a liver disease and doctors told his parents he probably wouldn’t live past 12.
He was 44 when he died, on August 3, 2014.
To celebrate a life of bonus days and to raise money for Ambrose’s 3-year-old son, Ryder, as well as local scholars, Ambrose’s family and friends organized a golf tournament at his favorite course. The second annual Brose/Ryder Cup Memorial Tournament will be held this Saturday, July 30, at the Dakota Creek Golf Course.
The tournament starts at 1 p.m. with a noon check-in. Registration for the tournament officially ended on July 23, but organizers said there might still be a few spots available on July 30.
After the tournament, a dinner, silent auction and raffle will be held at the Wheel House Bar and Grill at 746 Peace Portal Drive in Blaine. The dinner and festivities start at 8 p.m. and are open to all.
This spring the Ambrose family gave $500 scholarships to two Blaine High School students – Kjirstin Larson and Preston Bellville – and they plan to do the same next year.
Ambrose graduated from Blaine High School in 1988. He lived in Whatcom County his whole life and loved Blaine sports.
“Brose was the biggest Blaine fan,” said Steve Miller, school district athletic coordinator.
For more information about the tournament, contact Rick Freeman at 360/410-9261.