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Porters Invents Unique Fun Raising Activity - 7/1/2007
Mail Tribune

Tired of all those golf tournament fund-raising events for good causes?  Well then, Porter’s restaurants’ pogoboto fund-raiser for Kids Unlimited may add a little variety to your charitable efforts.

Pogoboto, according to one of the restaurant’s owners, Brian Porter, is short for Porters Golf Bowling Tournament.  The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot adjacent to the restaurant at 147 N. Front St., Medford.

The sport of pogboto is a combination of golf and bowling, in which teams of two attempt to roll bowling balls into oversized golf holes.  The five hole pogoboto course at Porters comes complete with water hazards, sand traps and the like.

The entry fee is $25 per team, which includes food and drinks.  All proceeds will go to Kids Unlimited, which provides after-school and recreational programs for youths.

Porter said he and fellow owners Tim Tolman and Rolar Yondorf believe the event is unique, which could put the winners in some elite company.

“If you win, you would be world champion of pogoboto,” Porter said. “I see movie rights, books …if you win, your life will never be the same.”

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