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Play the Course with Notah Begay III to Support Native Nonprofits

AMERIND Risk's golf fundraiser tees off this Thursday at Santa Ana Golf Club

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. _ April 23, 2018 _Enthusiasm is starting to build around Notah Begay III's participation in AMERIND Risk's 14th Annual Protecting Tribal Families Golf Fundraiser. Once again, he'll play the course with AMERIND Risk CEO, Derek Valdo. The shotgun start for the four-person scramble, with Modified Peoria Scoring, is 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 26, at the beautiful Santa Ana Golf Club in Santa Ana, New Mexico.

"I'm excited and proud to participate in the 2018 AMERIND Risk golf tournament. This event raises valuable proceeds and brings critical awareness to the work being done by wonderful Native American led non-profits that advocate for our Native communities. A special thanks goes out to the individuals, Tribes and corporations that support the community outreach efforts of AMERIND Risk. See you on out on the course!" Begay said.

For several years running, Begay (Navajo, San Felipe Pueblo and Isleta Pueblo), four-time PGA Tour winner and Golf Channel analyst, has demonstrated his support for AMERIND Risk, the nations only 100 percent Tribally owned and operated insurance company.

This year's fundraiser will benefit the Sandstone Corporation, a 501 c(3) organization whose mission is to support and provide resources to low-income families on the Navajo Nation, and Running Strong for American Indian Youth, a nonprofit cofounded by Olympic Champion Billy Mills (Oglala Lakota) to create healthier, happier, and more hopeful futures for Native youth. Proceeds will also go toward AMERIND's Family Emergency Fund, which helps uninsured Tribal homeowners rebuild or repair after a fire, flood or other catastrophic event.

Register your team today at Prizes include a chance to win $10,000 for a hole-in-one and a chance to win $2,500 in a putting contest. Additionally, golf raffle items include a variety of Callaway golf gear, golf getaway at the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino from the Pueblo of Pojoaque and a foursome at Black Mesa Golf Club from Santa Clara Development Corporation. Also, amongst other raffle items, Sho Nation has donated a vacation package which includes airfare and lodging for two.

"Everyone is welcomed to participate for this fun day of golf," AMERIND CEO Derek Valdo said. "Thank you for supporting Tribal families in need, and Native Youth".

AMERIND Risk extends its warm appreciation to the Pueblo of Santa Ana for the Tribe's sponsorship of the annual golf benefit, as well as to premiere tournament sponsors:, Acoma Business Enterprises, Christian Relief Services, Guy Carpenter, Isleta Resort & Casino, Konami Gaming, Sandia Resort & Casino, and Virtus Group .


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