Nimiipuu Fund, Native CDFI held its 2nd Annual Golf Scramble at the Nez Perce Tribe’s 18-hole championship course at Red Wolf Golf Club. It was a beautiful day with temperate weather, good vibes, and smiles as 88 participants (22 teams) prepared for a day of activities.
Our golf scramble helps build partnerships and raise awareness of the Nimiipuu Fund mission by highlighting success stories and bringing awareness to the growing need to build financial independence and our local business ecosystem. Thank you to the Red Wolf Golf Club staff and the generosity from volunteers and sponsors who helped make this year’s event run smoothly.
Each year we strive to bring in someone legendary and this year did not disappoint. Professional long driver Troy “Trigger” Teal attended the golf scramble to showcase his talents. Andrea Domebo, employee at the Red Wolf Golf Club, volunteered to have Troy hit a golf ball off her body before giving a demonstration of his amazing golf ball hitting skills. Another highlight for our golfers included a shot at the $10,000 Hole-in-One prize by our sponsor HUB Insurance.
A special thank you to our major event Weptes (Eagle) Sponsors Merrill Lynch Larson-Kirkpatrick Group Private Wealth Management, Nez Perce Tribal Enterprises, and Nez Perce Tribe. We were able to raise funds to meet our mission of building a better financial life by advancing individual self-determination and self-sufficiency for every community member.
2021 Nimiipuu Fund Golf Scramble Results
1st Gross – Merrill Lynch Team (58)
Jay Kirkpatrick, Tom Thoen, Shannon Wheeler, Paul French
1st Net – Little Roots Learning Center (53)
Gio Villvicencio, James Simpson, Jim Alfrey, JT Reynolds
1st Gross – Nez Perce Tribal Enterprises Team 2 “USS Enterprise” (63)
Shelby Leighton, Melvin Nightpipe, Mitch Wilson, Drew Church
1st Net – Seneca Direct (56)
Jesse Leighton, Preston Leighton, Kendall Leighton, Josh Leighton
Side Bet Winners
Team KP #3 & #16
Phil Beste, Ron Vig, Jerry Beste, Bob Moomey
Team KP #8
Chad B., Justine Miles, Tim McCormack, Larry Baker
Team 2nd Shot #10
Kermit Mankiller, Tucker Carlson, Zach Eastman, Nikoli Greene
Team 2nd Shot #6
Zeke Domebo, Jamie Olson, Rob SiJohn, Keith Kipp Jr.
Team Long Putt #9
Gabe Bohnee, John Wheaton, Ira Ellenwood, Matt Dudley
Team Long Putt #18
James Patton, Tsega Feleke, Abe Broncheau, Manuel Coversup
Our tentative date for the 3rd Annual Nimiipuu Fund Golf Scramble is August 5, 2022. We look forward to your continued support for this event in building our Native CDFI.