Meyers golf tournament to honor fallen U.S. Forest Service firefighter |

Meyers golf tournament to honor fallen U.S. Forest Service firefighter

U.S. Forest Service firefighter Michael Hallenbeck.
Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service |


What: Golf fundraiser for fallen firefighter Michael Hallenbeck.

When: Saturday, Oct. 3 at 9:30 a.m.

Where: Tahoe Paradise Golf Course, 3021 Highway 50, Meyers, CA 96150.

Cost: $52 for 18-hole tournament, including lunch.

The Wildland Firefighter Foundation will host a golf tournament fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 9:30 a.m. for fallen U.S. Forest Service firefighter Michael “Mikey” Hallenbeck at Tahoe Paradise Golf Course.

According to U.S. Forest Service firefighter Casey Hoffman, the golf tournament “Barefoot for Birdies,” will help benefit the Hallenbeck family and the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.

“The fundraiser is to raise awareness and bring the community together in honor of Michael and his family,” Hoffman said. “Mikey was the spirit of the community. He was what all of us strive to be: outdoor loving, hardworking, and enjoying life to the fullest.”

Hallenbeck, 21, of Shingle Springs, California, died on Aug. 8 after a tree fell on him while fighting a wildfire near Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort. The community showed great support for Hallenbeck, including a candlelight vigil at Sierra-at-Tahoe, where he used to work during the winter season. A multi-agency ceremony conducted a memorial escort from South Lake Tahoe to Shingle Springs on Aug. 13.

Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $52 for the 18-hole tournament, and includes a golf cart and lunch.

The tournament is a shot gun start, four-person scramble. There will be a longest drive hole and closest to the pin hole. People can form their own teams or can be grouped together. A raffle will also be held.

For more information, contact Hoffman at 530-680-3117 or by email at

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