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Celebrities Co-Host Mardi Gras-themed Scholarship Fundraiser


Stephen Blanchett

PHOTO: Courtesy of Calista


Celebrities Ariel Tweto (Discovery Channel’s “Flying Wild Alaska”) and Stephen Blanchett (award-winning musical group Pamyua) co-host the 14th Annual Calista Golf Classic.



Wednesday, June 19, 7 a.m. start. Awards luncheon 11:30 a.m.



Moose Run Golf Course, 27000 Arctic Valley Road.



Photo opportunities with Ariel, Stephen, scholarship recipients and interns.

The annual golf tournament is the main fundraiser for Calista Heritage Foundation’s scholarship program. Since the scholarship program formally started in 1994, more than $3.2 million in scholarships have been awarded. More than 1,500 students with ties to the Yukon-Kuskokwim region have benefited from this program.



Ariel Tweto

Stephen Blanchett

Dozens of scholarship recipients and interns

Rea Bavilla, Calista Heritage Foundation President/CEO

Andrew Guy, Calista Corporation President/CEO

Nearly 150 business leaders



“Calista Heritage Foundation thanks Ariel, Stephen, the Board Directors, employees, interns and all the sponsors for investing in our future. Nothing compounds interest like an education.

“We celebrate education and cultural preservation. Our scholarship program encourages students to advance their education, either vocationally or at a traditional college or university.” Rea Bavilla, CHF President/CEO.


Ariel Tweto

PHOTO: Courtesy of Calista

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