CIRI Golf Classic to take place Aug. 5

CIRI will continue its tradition of supporting Alaska education and youth with its 27th annual CIRI Golf Classic on Aug. 5, at Moose Run Golf Course in Anchorage. This year’s recipient organizations are Cook Inlet Native Head Start and the Camp Fire USA scholarship fund.

Cook Inlet Native Head Start provides early childhood education and family and health-related services for Alaska Natives in Anchorage. The program serves families with children ages 6 weeks to 5 years, offering home-based education, part day center-based education, all day center-based education, family services, health and nutrition services and a special needs program.

Camp Fire USA is a leading nonprofit youth development organization, providing programs through 85 councils across the nation. Camp Fire USA’s Alaska Council programs include school-based child care, community centers in low-income areas, resident and day camps and a rural Alaska summer program. The Alaska Council serves more than 5,000 youth each year, including more than 1,200 participants in its school-based child care program each day.

The tournament is one of Alaska’s premier golf events. The Golf Classic began among colleagues of Peak Oilfield Services Co. to benefit The CIRI Foundation, which provides scholarships and grants to CIRI original enrollees and their lineal descendants. More recently, proceeds from the Golf Classic have gone to Alaska organizations that benefit Alaska education and youth. The tournament has raised approximately $1.6 million since 1983. Last year’s recipient organizations were United Way of Anchorage, the Anchorage Schools Foundation Fund and the Alaska Center for the Environment’s Trailside Discovery Camp.

CIRI is grateful to the generous sponsors of the Golf Classic, and recognizes the dedicated efforts of numerous volunteers. Learn more about sponsoring, playing or volunteering for the CIRI Golf Classic by visiting