CIRI Golf Classic celebrates 25 years

CIRI hosted its 25th annual CIRI Golf Classic on Aug. 7 at Moose Run Golf Course in Anchorage. Despite the threat of rain, 144 players on 36 teams of four were treated to sunshine as they played in what has become one of Alaska’s premier golf tournaments.

CIRI estimates the tournament raised approximately $100,000 for the Classic’s recipient organizations. CIRI selects as recipients of the tournament’s proceeds nonprofit organizations that focus on Alaska youth and education. The CIRI Golf Classic has raised more than $1.6 million for Alaska education-related programs since its inception in 1983.

CIRI thanks the many generous sponsors of this year’s Classic, especially top sponsors David Green Master Furrier, Doyon Ltd.,Marsh Inc., Nabors Industries Ltd. and Peak Oilfield Services Co. CIRI also thanks the many volunteers that made the tournament possible.

CIRI’s 26th Annual Golf Classic is scheduled for Aug. 6, 2010, at Moose Run Golf Course. Visit for further information and updates next spring.

CIRI Golf Classic recipients

Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program
The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) is a program that works with Native American students from the time they are freshmen in high school all the way through graduate school. ANSEP’s goal is to effect a systemic change in the hiring patterns of indigenous Americans in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The CIRI Foundation
The CIRI Foundation encourages the education and career development of young Alaska Natives through post-secondary scholarships and grants, research and other education projects. The Foundation also produces selected heritage publications and media productions that enhance appreciation and understanding of Alaska Native cultures among all people.

Anchorage Schools Foundation
The Anchorage Schools Foundation is a fund administered by the Alaska Community Foundation that provides discretionary funds for school activities and projects that enhance educational and social opportunities for students in the Anchorage School District. The foundation does not fund basic school programs and operating expenditures, but rather seeks to complement public funds and assist with educational activities that the district might not be able to support otherwise. The foundation will receive the Mulligan sale proceeds from the Golf Classic.

Platinum Sponsors, $7,500 plus
Doyon Family of Companies
Peak Oilfield Services Co.

Gold Sponsors, $5,000 – $7,499
Nabors Industries Ltd.
David Green Master Furrier

Silver Sponsors $2,000 – $4,999
Alaska Interstate Construction LLC
Alaska Newspapers Inc.
Alyeska Pipeline Services Co.
ASRC Energy Services
BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc.
Challenge Life Youth Foundation
Dorsey & Whitney
enXco Inc.
Era Aviation Inc.
ExxonMobil Production Co.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Koniag Inc.
KPB Architects
Munger, Tolles & Olson
Neeser Construction Inc.
Pape-Dawson Engineers
Petrotechnical Resources of Alaska
Westfield Capital Management Co. LP
Woodbine Development Co.

Bronze Sponsors, $1,000 – $1,999
AGC Alaska
Alaska Airlines
Alaska Communication Systems
Alaska Laborers Local 341
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
The Boutet Company Inc.
Browman Development Corp.
Chugach Alaska Corp.
Construction Machinery Industrial LLC
Cook Inlet Tribal Council
Corgan Associates Inc.
CRA International
Creative North
Denali Café Express
FTI Consulting
Bruce and Sharon Gagnon
Harmon Construction Inc.
Inlet Petroleum
InterMountain Management LLC
Kenai Fjords Tours
Klondike Advertising Inc.
Koahnic Broadcast Corp.
McGuire Co.
NANA Management Services
Native Insurance Agency LLC
Pacific Tower Properties
Pearl Meyer & Partners
Perkins Coie
Prince William Sound Glacier Cruises
Quality Asphalt Paving
Salamatof Native Association Inc.
Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Thompson & Co.
UBS Financial Services
Utrecht & Phillips LLC
Vinson & Elkins LLP

Contributions up to $999
Alaska Aces
10th & M Seafoods
Alaska Club
Alaska Laser Printing and Mailing Services
Alaska Native Resource Consultants Inc.
Alaska Sealife Center
All American Marine Inc
Allure Day Spa and Hair Design
Anadarko Petroleum
Anchorage Concert Association
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Anchorage Opera
Anchorage Symphony
ANCSA Regional Association
Artique Ltd.
Barrick Gold Corp.
Brown Jug
Chevron Products Co.
Chris Arend Photography
Cook Inlet Housing Authority
Durrell Law Group
Edelman US
Enstar Natural Gas
Excel Construction Inc.
Fur Rondy
Lynn R. Hammond III
Holland American Line Inc.
Jerry Mackie & Associates
Josh Jennett’s Jewelry Cache
K & L Distributors
K & L Gates
Mac Pie
Marathon Oil Co.
Moose Run Golf Course
Moose’s Tooth/Bear Tooth Grill
MSI Communications
Otis Elevator Co.
Pebble Limited Partnership
Pyramid Printing Co. Inc.
Rasmuson Foundation
River’s Edge Resort
Rush Moore LLP
Seldovia Native Association & Dimond Center Hotel
Seward Windsong Lodge
Steven T. Seward
Shoreside Petroleum Inc.
Southcentral Foundation
Sramek-Hightower CPAs
Stallone’s Men’s Clothing
Tyonek Native Corp.
University of Alaska Anchorage
Wells Fargo