Letters to the Editor

Tournament keeps Luke's legacy alive

It has been a year since one of our promising youths of Federal Way was tragically killed in an automobile accident. Luke Johnson was one of my closest friends and dear to many of us throughout the community. He excelled in athletics and academics as a student at Federal Way High School, and gave back to our city through his church youth group and volunteering with the Washington Junior Golf Association. Although Luke is no longer with us, his passion and drive for life and golf lives on in Luke’s Legacy Scholarship Golf Tournament.

Last year, the event raised over $50,000. The funds are given to area high school golfers who need assistance with financing their college education. The recipients of the grants must have a grade point average of 3.5 or above and have a letter in the sport of golf. In addition, their character, ideals and goals for the future must be worthy of the life Luke lived.

This year, Sean Packer and Amy Berkeley were the winners of this prestigious scholarship. Both were 4.0 students and successful high school athletes.

I am asking our community to come together to support this wonderful cause and help to continue keeping Luke’s Legacy alive through others.

The second annual tournament will be held on Aug. 16 at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club. The entry fee is $125 per player, which includes food and tee prizes. I encourage those interested to enter with a foursome of co-workers or friends. A live auction will be available to all participants, as well as anyone else in the community. Events begin with a 2 p.m. shotgun start, and the auction will occur during the dinner program after play on the golf course is completed. For entry forms and more information, please contact Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club at 838-0345.

Luke will always be close to my heart, and I hope that we will be able to share his legacy with the entire city of Federal Way. He was a wonderful person and friend who deserves to be remembered. Please help us to make this event successful. Thank you so much.

Katie Street

Friends of Luke Johnson

Federal Wa

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