Oil Patch Bits: Afognak sets annual Youth Charity Golf Tournament
On June 29 Afognak Native Corp. will host its second annual Afognak Youth Charity Golf Tournament at the Anchorage Golf Course, located at 3651 O’Malley Road. Proceeds from the annual charity golf tournament allow the Native Village of Afognak and the Native Village of Port Lions Tribes to support youth development programs, such as the Dig Afognak camp, after-school and Alutiiq week cultural activities, Alutiiq language lessons, and culturally based preschool activities, all of which strengthen Ag’wanermiut “our community.” This year Afognak is excited to announce that it will host a special celebrity guest at the charity golf tournament, Notah Begay III.
Notah Begay III, Golf Analyst for NBC Sports and the Golf Channel, is one of the only Native American golfers to play on the PGA Tour. A member of the Navajo Nation, he attended Stanford University, where he was a three-time All-American and teammate of Tiger Woods. He was a member of Stanford’s 1994 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship team. After graduation, Begay turned professional in 1995. In 1998, Begay shot a 59 in the second round of the Nike Tour Dominion Open, to join the few to ever shoot a 59 in a professional tournament.
There is still opportunity for golfers and sponsors to participate in the 2017 Afognak Youth Charity Golf Tournament. Teams of four or individual ad-hoc players can register for the tournament. Interested golfers and sponsors should contact Ana Fisk at 907-244-4377 or [email protected] Sponsorship and entry forms are available online at https://www.afognakgolf.com/.