CIRI Golf Classic Benefits Local Charities

Photos by Jason Moore and Joel Irwin.
Photos by Jason Moore and Joel Irwin.

Despite the rain, 148 participants turned out for CIRI’s 33rd Golf Classic, held Friday, Aug. 5 at the Moose Run Golf Course in Anchorage.

Thanks to participants and generous corporate sponsors, the Golf Classic raised more than $120,000 for youth and education organizations.

“We are so thankful to everyone who helped make this year’s Golf Classic a success,” said CIRI President and CEO Sophie Minich. “This is a special event because of the community spirit it invokes. Many companies and individuals come together to help raise funds for the local nonprofits we select as proceed recipients.”

Funds raised this year will support three organizations:

  • United Way’s “90% by 2020” initiative, which seeks to boost high-school graduation rates in Anchorage to 90 percent by the year 2020;
  • The Alaska Native Heritage Center’s “Walking in Two Worlds” program, which provides mentoring and educational opportunities for students in grades 6-9 who are at risk for dropping out of school; and
  • The Volunteers of America “Camp Hope” program, which helps children whose lives have been impacted by substance abuse in their families.

CIRI would especially like to thank its Platinum sponsors – Kodiak Brown Bear Center and Weidner Apartment Homes – and Major sponsors Alaska Airlines, Alaska Communications, Davis Constructors & Engineers, Doyon Limited, GCI, Kaladi Brothers Coffee, Marsh & McLennan Agency, North Wind, Northern Powerline Constructors, Pape-Dawson Engineers, Siemens Industry Alaska, Southcentral Foundation, Stoel Rives and Yantis.