Northwest Indian College’s tenth annual Big Drive for Education Golf Scramble raised $18,505 for student athletics and athletic programming, up from last year, when the event generated $17,000.
Money was raised through a combination of team sponsorship, tee sponsors and raffle sales.
Ten teams participated in the event this year, held in mid September at the North Bellingham Golf Course.
The Champion Cup, which was awarded to the overall winning team, was given to golfers Jeremiah Julius, Carl Lane, Carl Johnson and Angelo Jefferson, who were sponsored by the Lummi Indian Business Council.
The Travelling Rez Cup, awarded to the first-place team from a participating tribe or casino, was given to golfers Charlie Edwards, Bryan Wilbur, Bruce James and Danny Rapada, who represented Swinomish Casino.
“It was a great day, the weather was nice and we saw some great golf shots,” said Greg Masten, director of NWIC’s Development Office, in a press release. “Congratulations to the winning golf teams.”
The event was supported by 24 volunteers from both NWIC’s men’s and women’s basketball teams, five coaches and NWIC’s athletics director, Krista Mahle.