CIRI Golf Classic
With more than $120,000 raised, three Anchorage charities scored a hole-in-one at the 2019 CIRI Golf Classic, held Friday, Aug. 2 at the Moose Run Golf Course in Anchorage. The recipients of this year’s funds include:
- Alaska Children’s Services/AK Child & Family, which brings hope to troubled youth through a range of mental health services;
- Camp Fire Alaska’s Before and After School Programs, which offer kids challenging activities and learning experiences while also providing support for working families; and
- Catholic Social Services’ Clare House, a 24-hour emergency shelter for women and children.
The sold-out event drew 150 participants. Generous corporate sponsors included Platinum sponsors Construction Machinery Industrial LLC, Kodiak Brown Bear Center and Weidner Apartment Homes, and Major sponsors Alaska Airlines, Alaska Communications, Doyon Limited Group, GCI, Marsh and McLennan Agency, North Wind, Northern Powerline Constructors Inc., Pape-Dawson Engineers Inc. and Stoel Rives LLP.
This year’s Golf Classic was dedicated in loving memory of Michael O’Connor, who worked at Price/CIRI Construction and then served as president and CEO of Peak Oilfield Service Company from 1987 until his retirement in 2014. He passed away Jan. 31 at the age of 66. Mr. O’Connor started the CIRI Golf Classic (then called the Peak Alaska Invitational Golf Tournament) in 1983. The tournament initially raised funds for The CIRI Foundation, a CIRI nonprofit. More recently, proceeds have gone to other charitable organizations dedicated to youth and education. Through the years, the tournament has raised more than $2 million.
A hole was also dedicated to Jason Moore, who served as senior director of CIRI’s Corporate Affairs department from 2013 to 2018. Mr. Moore passed away Sept. 8, 2018, at the age of 51.
For more information, visit www.cirigolf.com.