By Laura Emily | August 4, 2015

On the evening of August 13th, The Gunter Group (TGG) will once again proudly sponsor the annual Checking for Charity Beef & Beer Event at the On Deck Sports Bar & Grill in the Pearl District.

Checking for Charity is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to changing the world through competitive hockey events. TGG Associate, Matt Bader started Checking for Charity in 2009 while he was serving in the U.S. Air Force in New Jersey. An avid hockey player since childhood, Matt wanted to create an organization that combined participants’ passion for hockey with a desire to raise money and awareness for worthy causes. Upon returning from a deployment to Iraq, Matt decided to move his family back to Portland, Oregon where he quickly expanded Checking for Charity to the west coast. Every year, each team that enters the tournament declares a charity to represent. The combined proceeds from the Beef & Beer Event and the tournament are then donated to those charities. To date, the organization has raised more than $194,000 for 169 different charities and the list continues to grow.

This year’s Beef & Beer Event will feature beer (of course), a variety of foods, silent auction, prize drawings, and a 50/50 raffle. Adults and children of all ages are welcome to attend – it will be a fun and festive evening with something for everyone to enjoy! There will be a variety of raffles and auction items as well as several participating charities on hand to raise awareness about their unique causes.

Sponsoring and participating in the Beef & Beer Event has become somewhat of a tradition for The Gunter Group. Along with their families and friends, TGG teammates are amongst the many people that look forward to attending this annual summer fundraiser. Founding Partner, Mike Gunter has built a community consultancy that takes great pride in supporting a variety of charitable endeavors. The firm is particularly involved in causes that are important to its employees, and as a Portland-based company TGG is thrilled to support a local cause that benefits so many great non-profit organizations.

When asked about The Gunter Group’s financial support and participation Matt Bader said, “I feel so lucky to have TGG sponsor an endeavor that is so meaningful to me and so many others in the community. An employer that not only supports, but, also encourages community and charity involvement is truly special. Having my TGG family come out to support us every year really speaks to the caliber of people in our organization. We have a well-rounded and engaged team that wants to be part of something special both inside and outside of work, so it feels really great to have them come together to support Checking For Charity.”

“Our company is built on relationships,” said Founding Partner, Mike Gunter, “Getting our team involved in fundraising efforts not only helps others, but, it also provides a great opportunity for us to spend time together and include our spouses and kids. Matt has devoted so much of his time, energy and passion into Checking for Charity, and the annual Beef & Beer Fundraiser is a total blast. I’m glad we are part of something that is personally significant and fulfilling to Matt.”

If you are interested joining The Gunter Group for the annual Checking for Charity Beef & Beer Fundraiser, please visit to purchase your tickets and learn more about the organization.

Beef & Beer Event Details

When:   Thursday, August 13th from 6:30-10:30PM

Where:  On Deck Sports Bar
               910 NW 14th Ave.
               Portland, OR 97209

Auction Items & Prizes Include:
1.     The Gunter Group Beer, Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Basket
2.     The Gunter Group Baby Basket
3.     Twist Yoga Gift Basket
4.     Remedy Chiropractic Gift Basket/Massage
5.     CCM Hockey Sticks
6.     TaylorMade Golf Clubs
7.      Boston Bruins Merchandise Package (shirts, jackets, hats)
8.     CCM Tampa Bay Lightning Pro Hockey Gloves
9.     Oregon State vs. San Jose State Football Tickets (2)
10.   Leupold GX3 Range Finder
11.    Leupold GX4 Range Finder
12.   Big Green Egg ‘MiniMax’ Smoker & Grill
13.   Budweiser Charcoal Grill
14.   Lanphere Suite at Winterhawks Game
15.   Full Vehicle Detail
16.   Dosha Salon and Spa Gift Package
17.   Oregon Zoo Gift Package
18.   OMSI Gift Package
19.   Skin Care Package from Dr. Rajani
20.  One-Night Stay for 2 with Comedy Show Tickets at Chinook Winds
21.   Foursome of Golf at Gearhart Golf Course
22.  Flat Screen TV

About The Gunter Group
The Gunter Group is an emerging business consulting firm in Portland, Oregon, led by a team of experienced industry professionals with a track record of delivering practical consulting services. We provide operational and project-based consulting services that help our clients achieve tangible business results. We do this by pairing the deep experience of industry veterans with a “get things done” approach and energy from our associates. We are a results-oriented firm with experience across a number of industries including retail, healthcare, public sector, financial services, and manufacturing. Please visit for more information.