CIRI in the Community

2018 CIRI Golf Classic

Now in its 35th year, the 2018 CIRI Golf Classic raised more than $150,000 for local youth and education nonprofits. The recipients of funds from this year’s tournament were Abused Women Aid in Crisis (AWAIC), Cook Inlet Native Head Start and Covenant House Alaska.

The largest domestic violence safe shelter in Alaska, AWAIC provides emergency support services to women, men and children. Its core values of advocacy, collaboration, compassion and dignity empower those affected by domestic violence to make positive life decisions. The organization provides safe-shelter, intervention and prevention services.

With a mission of building strong foundations with Alaska Native families, Cook Inlet Native Head Start provides free, culturally relevant education through two programs: Head Start (youth 3 to 5 years of age) and Early Head Start (pregnant women and youth 6 weeks to 3 years of age). Its programs, which focus on language, social, emotional, physical and cognitive development, are available to Alaska Native and American Indian people of all income levels.

For nearly 30 years, Covenant House Alaska has served thousands of homeless, at-risk and trafficked youth in our state. Through three main programs – Emergency Shelter, Street Outreach and Transitional Living – and associated services, it meets the basic needs of youth in crisis while also providing them with the support to become healthy, self-sufficient and contributing members of our community.

This year’s Golf Classic was held Friday, Aug. 3 at the Moose Run Golf Course in Anchorage. CIRI is grateful to the many generous sponsors and volunteers who helped make the tournament a success, including Platinum sponsor Weidner Apartment Homes and Major sponsors Alaska Airlines, Alaska Communications, Davis Constructors and Engineers Inc., Doyon Limited, GCI, Marsh and McLennan Agency, Northern Powerline Constructors Inc., North Wind, Pape Dawson Engineers and Stoel Rives.

For more information on the CIRI Golf Classic, including a list of prior proceed recipients, visit