NWIC raises $17,000 at golf fundraiser

Northwest Indian College’s 9th Annual Golf Scramble garnered $17,000 for the school’s athletic program.

Forty four golfers participated in the event this year, held Sept. 30 at the North Bellingham Golf Course in Bellingham, Wash.

Money was raised through a combination of team sponsorship, tee sponsors and raffle sales.

Two first place trophies were awarded this year, the Champion Cup, awarded to the tournament’s overall winning team, and the Travelling Rez Cup, which is new this year and was awarded to the first place team from a participating tribe or casino.

The Champion Cup went to the team sponsored by the Nooksack River Casino, comprised of golfers Bob Kelly, Gary Cochrane, Breck Edwards and Bill Drummond.

This year’s Traveling Rez Cup winners were the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, comprised of golfers Angelo Jefferson, Larry Kinley, Bob Shannon and Carl Lane.