Doyon Foundation Hosts 13th Annual Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic June 13-14
Golf Classic Supports Student Scholarships
Doyon Foundation will host its 13th annual Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic on June 13-14, 2013 at Chena Bend Golf Course on Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska. The two-day classic includes a golf scramble, skills tournament, golf banquet, live auction and more than $20,000 in player prizes. A detailed description is available at www.doyonfoundation.com.
This annual event has supported the Morris Thompson Scholarship Fund, an endowed fund established by Doyon Foundation to benefit Alaska Native, higher education students studying business management and leadership. Since inception, the Foundation has awarded 67 Morris Thompson scholarships totaling $169,400.
“Thank you to Doyon Foundation for carrying on our cultural traditions. As indigenous people, we’ve always prepared for the future, and that is exactly what Doyon Foundation is doing by providing educational scholarships. As a Morris Thompson Competitive Scholarship recipient, I’m thankful for Doyon Foundation’s support and plan on re-investing in Doyon Foundation by becoming a donor. Anaa Baasee’,” said Tanya Beatus Kaquatosh, a 2012-2013 competitive scholarship recipient, who recently earned her MBA from W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University.
The golf classic was established in honor of the late Morris Thompson, who served as president and CEO of Doyon, Limited from 1985 until his passing in 2000.
For the first time, a welcome reception will be held in honor of the late Senator Al Adams, who was a long-time friend to Morris and a strong supporter of the golf classic. The reception will take place today, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the Princess Hotel in the Jade Room.
Registration for participation in the classic sold out several weeks ago and is a testament to the continued support from golfers and sponsors. Approximately 120 golfers are expected this year, and the 2013 major sponsors are:
$15,000+ Doctorate Level Sponsors
Doyon Family of Companies
$10,000 Master’s Level Sponsor
$5,000 Bachelor’s Level Sponsors
Electric Power Systems
Flowline Alaska, Inc.
Peak Oilfield Service Co.
Petrochemical Resources Alaska
$3,500 Golf Ball Sponsor
Thompson Metal Fab, Inc.
$2,500 Associate’s Level Sponsors
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
For more information and a complete list of the sponsors, visit www.doyonfoundation.com or contact 1.888.478.4755 ext. 2176, 907.459.2060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doyon Foundation was established in 1989 as the private foundation for Doyon, Limited, the regional Native corporation for Interior Alaska. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Foundation’s mission is to provide educational, career and cultural opportunities to enhance the identity and quality of life for Doyon shareholders. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $4 million in scholarships to more than 2,300 students.