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Mar 13, 2024

Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention's 2024 Chairman's Golf Classic to raise funds for Native Forward Scholarship Fund

March 13, 2024 – Registration is currently open for the 2024 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention’s inaugural Chairman’s Golf Classic, which benefits tribal education. This year’s tournament will be held Monday, April 8, 2024 at the Tustin Ranch Golf Course in Tustin, CA.

Native Forward FundProceeds from the tournament will go to the Native Forward Scholars Fund, the largest direct scholarship provider to Native students in the U.S. They award approximately $15 million in scholarships annually and have awarded over $350 million since their inception.

This Chairman’s Golf Classic will follow a “Best Ball” format and feature celebrity guest and pro golfer, Fred Funk! Funk will meet great, and pose for photos – then, sub his drive for each group. provide a putting demo at the Clubhouse before we tee off, then assist every group with a “Up & In” (wedge and putt) on the course, along with posing with each group! In addition, we have raffles, and prizes will be awarded for longest drive (men’s & woman’s), closest to the pin, and hole in one for $50k cash prize!

In addition, all players will receive a delicious pre-event breakfast, an on-course box lunch and a post-round awards reception.

This tournament is not just about golf- it's about coming together as a gaming community to make a positive impact. Those interested can register for a foursome for $4,000 (max of 36 foursomes).

Sponsorship opportunities are available for organizations looking to align themselves with this exciting event and showcase their support for the gaming community.

For more information, visit

Tom Nieman
Tournament Director


About Indian Gaming Association:

The Indian Gaming Association is a non-profit organization of sovereign tribal nations with other non-voting associate members representing organizations, tribes and businesses engaged in tribal gaming enterprises around the country. As the go-to resource for the community on education, legislation and public policy issues, Indian Gaming Association works to advance the social, economic and political success of its members and the Indian community, at large.

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