Golfers Will “Tee Up for Scholars” at 2019 Golf Classic
The 2019 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic, themed “Tee Up for Scholars,” will take place Thursday and Friday, June 13 and 14, at Chena Bend Golf Course on Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Doyon Foundation established the Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic in honor of the late Morris Thompson, an avid supporter of education, who served as the president/CEO of Doyon, Limited from 1985 until his passing in 2000. Read more about Thompson and the memorial fundraising event on the Foundation website, www.doyonfoundation.com.
The event raises money for Doyon Foundation’s Morris Thompson competitive scholarships, which are awarded to students who exhibit Thompson’s most-admirable qualities, including vision, dedication to excellence, exemplary leadership and integrity. Since inception of the event, the Foundation has awarded 202 Morris Thompson memorial competitive scholarships totaling $479,180.
Current scholarship recipients, who received awards ranging from $5,000 – $9,000 for the 2018 – 2019 academic year, include:
- Cory LePore (pictured above)
- Noah Lovell
- Cole Mackie
- Gage Mackie
- Stephen Matthew
- Ryan Michel
- Megan Patsy
- Annie Sanford
- Janelle Solbos
- Gavin Jackson
- Jayne Martin
“(Doyon Foundation scholarships) freed up so much of my time and stress by allowing me not to have to work full time and go to school. I was able to just take my classes and focus on school,” shared Cory LePore, of Bethel, who is working on his master’s degree in economics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and expects to graduate in 2020.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 2019 event. For more information or to get involved, contact 907-459-2000 (in Fairbanks), 1-888-478-4755 (toll-free) or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the event, visit the Foundation website.