SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M.—There is only one week left to sign up for AMERIND Risk’s 12th Annual Protecting Tribal Families Golf Fundraiser with professional golfer and former PGA TOUR player Notah Begay III.
There is room for a few more lucky teams to play in the April 28 tournament at the Santa Ana Golf Club highly ranked by Golf Magazine, said Nancy Harjo Serna, AMERIND Marketing Director and event organizer.
The tournament includes a 4-person scramble, contests, lunch and an awards reception following the tournament at the AMERIND office adjacent to the Santa Ana Golf Club. Prizes include a men’s and women’s longest drive, a chance to win $10,000 for a hole-in-one and $2,500 in a putting contest. Other prizes and raffle items: golf packages at area resort/casinos, including a Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino Towa Golf Getaway Package, and gift cards.
The Santa Ana Pueblo-based insurance company hosts the annual fundraiser to support the Protecting Tribal Families Fund to help uninsured tribal homeowners rebuild or repair after a fire, flood or other catastrophic event. The tournament has raised more than $100,000 for the fund since its inception in 2004.
Proceeds from this tournament also will benefit the Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation and the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA). Begay created the foundation in 2005 to reduce Native American childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes. NICWA was created in 1983 to address child abuse and neglect through training, research, public policy and grassroots community development. The membership organization also advocates for compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Major 2016 sponsors include the Isleta Resort & Casino, Wind Creek Hospitality, Bank of Albuquerque, Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss Investment Advisors, Guy Carpenter, Interstate and the Virtus Group. Cheyenne Brady (Sac & Fox/Cheyenne/Pawnee/Otoe/Tonkawa/Kiowa/ Apache/Hidatsa and Arikara), the 2015 Miss Indian World, will also be in attendance.
To register, go to www.amerindrisk.org/event/protectingtribalfamiliesgolffundraiser. Included with online registration is an N7 golf shirt and a one-year subscription to Golf Digest, a $10 value. For more information, contact Nancy Harjo Serna, (505) 404-5000 or NSERNA@AMERINDRisk.org.
More than 100 golfers and sponsors will raise money for AMERIND’s Protecting Tribal Families Fund to help uninsured tribal homeowners rebuild or repair after a fire, flood or other catastrophic event. Proceeds from this tournament also will benefit the Notah Begay III Foundation and the National Indian Child Welfare Association.
About AMERIND Risk
AMERIND Risk was founded 30 years ago by more than 400 Tribes who united and pooled their resources to create AMERIND Risk to keep money within Indian Country. AMERIND Risk provides employee benefits, and property, liability and workers compensation insurance for Tribes, Tribal governments, Tribal businesses and individual property coverage. It is the only 100% Tribally-owned and operated insurance solutions provider in Indian Country. To learn more about Tribes Protecting Tribes or for an insurance quote, go to AMERINDRisk.org.