Mudd’s honored with Governor’s Volunteer Award

Jim and Lynn Mudd, founders of the local Mudd Nick Foundation, have been selected as a Regional Winner of the 2015 Governor’s Volunteer Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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by Laura Swanson 

Jim and Lynn Mudd, founders of the local Mudd Nick Foundation, have been selected as a Regional Winner of the 2015 Governor’s Volunteer Award for Lifetime Achievement.  It all began in 1989 when long-time friends Jim Mudd and Doug Nicholson started a fun-filled golf tournament in Manzanita.  At the encouragement of Lynn Mudd in 1996, the tournament became a charity event and the proceeds were invested back into the community to benefit local youth. The golf tournament expanded into what is now a weekend-long event that culminates with a charity dinner auction – to be held on September 18th and 19th.  Over the last nine years, the Mudd Nick Foundation has raised in excess of $1 million that has been provided mainly to Neah-Kah-Nie School District children to experience, learn and grow outside of their classrooms.  The Mudd Nick Foundation has provided children with field trips to museums, aquariums, children theaters in Portland and Oregon colleges; programs including Battle of the Books, PX2, summer art camps and 4H camp; funding for NKN Youth Athletics to offer competitive sports for 3rd to 8th graders.  MNF has provided iPads, other helpful aids and programs for children with special needs.  “We’re passionate about inspiring children to dream big and fulfill their unique potential,” said MFN Board member Monica Isbell.

The next step is for regional winners to be considered for the State-Level award. Winners of will be announced by September 4th.  Jim and Lynn Mudd will be honored along with other Regional and Statewide winners at the 2015 Governor’s Volunteer Awards Luncheon in Salem on Monday, October 12. The event will celebrate the service of  these outstanding volunteers and volunteer programs. For more go to oregonvolunteers.org.

For more about the Mudd Nick Foundation golf tournament, charity dinner and auction, go to the website muddnickfoundation.org as well as more about the mission and programs that MNF supports and learn how to help to provide support to the children in the community.

Congratulations to Jim and Lynn Mudd – true treasures of the community so deserving of special recognition for all their volunteer efforts.

It all began in 1989 when long-time friends Jim Mudd and Doug Nicholson started a fun-filled golf tournament in Manzanita.  At the encouragement of Lynn Mudd in 1996, the tournament became a charity event and the proceeds were invested back into the community to benefit local youth. The golf tournament expanded into what is now a weekend-long event that culminates with a charity dinner auction – to be held on September 18th and 19th.  Over the last nine years, the Mudd Nick Foundation has raised in excess of $1 million that has been provided mainly to Neah-Kah-Nie School District children to experience, learn and grow outside of their classrooms.  The Mudd Nick Foundation has provided children with field trips to museums, aquariums, children theaters in Portland and Oregon colleges; programs including Battle of the Books, PX2, summer art camps and 4H camp; funding for NKN Youth Athletics to offer competitive sports for 3rd to 8th graders.  MNF has provided iPads, other helpful aids and programs for children with special needs.  “We’re passionate about inspiring children to dream big and fulfill their unique potential,” said MFN Board member Monica Isbell.

The next step is for regional winners to be considered for the State-Level award. Winners of will be announced by September 4th.  Jim and Lynn Mudd will be honored along with other Regional and Statewide winners at the 2015 Governor’s Volunteer Awards Luncheon in Salem on Monday, October 12. The event will celebrate the service of  these outstanding volunteers and volunteer programs. For more go to oregonvolunteers.org.

For more about the Mudd Nick Foundation golf tournament, charity dinner and auction, go to the website muddnickfoundation.org as well as more about the mission and programs that MNF supports and learn how to help to provide support to the children in the community.

Congratulations to Jim and Lynn Mudd – true treasures of the community so deserving of special recognition for all their volunteer efforts.






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