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ALBUQUERQUE The Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F) Wednesday announced its partnership with AMERIND Risk to support NB3F's mission of reducing incidences of obesity and diabetes and advancing the lives of Native American youth through sports and wellness programming. The agreement recognizes AMERIND Risk as a Foundation partner and a Platinum Sponsor for the 6th Annual Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge (NB3 Challenge), a one day golf tournament featuring top tier PGA TOUR talent that serves as NB3F's largest fundraiser each year.
“I'm always humbled by the generosity of Indian-owned organizations like AMERIND who share our vision to improve the lives of Native American children,”
said Notah Begay III, four-time PGA TOUR winner, NBC/Golf Channel analyst and NB3F founder.
“Without the incredible support of our partners, neither the NB3 Challenge nor the great work we're doing in Native American communities would be possible. I'm deeply grateful to AMERIND for its continued support of our mission.”
Since the first year of the NB3 Challenge in 2008, the event has raised more than $4 million dollars to support the mission of NB3F. That funding has helped NB3F programming positively impact the lives of more than 15,000 Native American children.
“Like Notah, we recognize the need to invest in tribal communities to foster our next generation of leaders,”
said Derek Valdo, CEO of AMERIND.
“As the statistics show, obesity and type 2 diabetes are affecting Native American youth at a startling rate. The work of the Notah Begay III Foundation is turning the tide on these statistics and creating positive change in our youth. It's our privilege at AMERIND to support those efforts.”
The 2013 NB3 Challenge will tee up at the Oneida Indian Nation's Turning Stone Resort Casino's Atunyote Golf Club on August 28. This year's event features a world-class field of 12 PGA TOUR pros competing for three teams:
Team USA, which includes Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler, Bo Van Pelt and Notah Begay III;
Team Asia, which includes K.J. Choi, John Huh, James Hahn and Charlie Wi, and;
Team International, which includes Lee Westwood, Charl Schwartzel, Henrik Stenson and Nicolas Colsaerts.
posted August 22, 2013 9:57 am edt