The 14th annual Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic took place June 12 and 13 at the Chena Bend Golf Course on Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska. A total of 32 four-member teams participated in the event, which raises scholarship funds for Doyon Foundation students. The event netted more than $105,000 for the Foundation’s Morris Thompson competitive scholarship fund. View our event album on Facebook.IMG_0071

Congratulations to this year’s winning teams, including the first place winners, Team Carlile, which walked away with $5,000 in winnings, and their Calcutta team buyer, CIRI President and CEO Sophie Minich.

The Calcutta, held Thursday evening at the Wedgewood Resort, featured a live auction. Thank you to all who participated, especially the auction winners:

·      2014 U.S. Open Golf Bag: Woody Wallis, $300

·      Anchorage Golf Vacation: Jim Adams, $600

·      Fairbanks Golf Course Package: Jay Sadler, $800

·      Peppermill Hotel Package in Reno, Nevada: John Hendrix, $2,000

Student speaker and scholarship recipient, Nadine Carroll, also addressed attendees at the 2014 Calcutta. Read a transcript of her speech on our website.

Our sponsors have made the Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic a successful annual event, and our largest fundraiser of the year. We also extend a special thank you to the individuals who volunteered their time to help make the 2014 classic such a success. Visit our website to see the list of sponsors and volunteers who supported the 2014 event.

With the support of our golfers and sponsors, we are pleased to have awarded $49,000 in Morris Thompson scholarships for the 2013-2014 school year. See a list of recipients on our website.

The 15th annual classic will take place June 18 – 19, 2015 in Fairbanks. If the past couple years are any indicators, sponsorships and golfer registrations will fill quickly, so be sure to watch for details next spring and confirm your participation early.