2018 Golf Classic

Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation (HANF) is always creating unique ways to connect donors, volunteers and advocates to further help Alaska Native people become the healthiest people in the world. On Friday, July 27th, HANF took its work and supporters to a familiar place: the golf course. HANF hosted the 7th Annual Teeing Off for Tribal Health Chari-tee Golf Classic, a one-day event that drew 68 players and 17 teams playing to raise funds for the Lori Lange Memorial Toy Fund.

The Foundation received more than $72,000 in in-kind contributions and the golf tournament generated over a total of $32,000 for the Foundation’s Lori Lange Memorial Toy Fund. This fund helps provide toys for sick or injured children admitted to Alaska Native Medical Center. ANMC cares for more than 20,000 children every year, from every region of Alaska. When children are given toys, they are better able to cope with the stress of hospitalization.

1st Place- Alaska Cleaners
2nd Place- Ryan Air
3rd Place- TelAlaska

A foursome from Alaska Cleaners took the team victory; a team sponsored by Ryan Air placed second and the team sponsored by TelAlaska placed third. Thirteen volunteers from ANTHC & Alaska Native Health Board helped the event run smoothly. “Our golfers, donors and volunteers all showed up with a spirit that made the event inspiring and fun,” explained Carrie Brown, HANF Director. “We always look forward to the Golf Classic and we truly appreciate everyone who supported this event and HANF’s work. Their participation and giving truly makes an impact in areas where the health needs of our people aren’t being met.”

HANF thanks all golfers, volunteers, and sponsors, including Doyon Limited, GCI, Klondike Advertising, VALIC, Kopp Development, ASRC Energy Services, NANA Management Services, Alaska Cleaners, Bristol Bay Native Corporation, Anchorage & Valley Radiation Therapy of Alaska, Craig Taylor Equipment Company, AMC Engineers, Ryan Air, Stoel rives LLP, Dr. Barry Grey, Architects Alaska, TelAlaska, Why Not Golf,  Northern Printing, Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP, Service Business Printing, and Marsh & McLennan Agency.

The Foundation will now shift gears to planning its 2018-2019 Workplace Giving Campaign set for this September to encourage employees to donate to the Tribal Health causes they care about.