Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic Tees Off This Month
The 2017 Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic will take place June 22 – 23 at the Chena Bend Golf Course located on Fort Wainwright Military Base in Fort Wainwright, Alaska. The theme of the 2017 golf classic is “Par 4 Education.”
Doyon Foundation established the golf classic in honor of the late Morris Thompson, who served as the president/CEO of Doyon, Limited from 1985 until his passing in 2000. The annual golf classic raises money to provide competitive scholarships for Doyon shareholders and shareholder descendants.
Since inception, the Foundation has awarded 173 Morris Thompson competitive scholarships totaling $370,180. One of this year’s recipients is Jessica Ullrich of Anchorage. Ullrich attends the University of Washington, where she’s completing a doctorate in social welfare. She offers guest lectures at UW and the University of Alaska Anchorage, volunteers at her children’s school, and serves as a co-president of the Native Organization of Indigenous Scholars.
“Without Doyon Foundation’s support, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” said Ullrich, whose bachelor’s and master’s degrees also were supported with Foundation scholarships.
For more information about the golf classic and the scholarships and students it supports, please visit www.doyonfoundation.com.