For 35 years, American Indian Services has put on the annual Great American Scholarship Golf Tournament, and Associated Food Stores has partnered with AIS from the beginning. The proceeds from the tournament provide financial assistance to academically qualified Native American college students who are in financial need.
The tournament took place June 21 at the Riverside Country Club in Provo, Utah.
“We are pleased to be involved in providing scholarships through the American Indian Services Golf Tournament. We appreciate your continued support in this worthwhile project.” said Bob Obray, the chairman of the event and president and CEO of Associated Food Stores.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to assist young Native American scholars,” said Johnny Miller, World Golf Hall of Fame inductee and sponsor of the event, who provided golf tips at the event. “I have been hosting three golf tournaments each year for the past 18 years, but now I am more committed than ever to invest time and means in helping these students. Thanks to all of you who give such great support to this most worthy cause helping these young people prepare and find success in their lives.”
“I am convinced when young Native Americans are trained properly, they can compete and reach their goals in life. I am grateful for the association that I have had with these students and am desirous to see them get an education and make a contribution to their community and our society. I am confident we are pleased with the progress they are making toward their destiny,” said Steve Young, retired San Francisco Forty-Niners Quarterback, who also sponsored the event.
Associated Food Stores, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, was established in 1940 when 34 independent retailers joined together to battle high supplier costs and competition from large chain stores.