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Yavapai Indian Foundation Hosts Inaugural Charity Golf Event at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club

Founded in 2008 as a 501c(3) charitable organization, the Yavapai Indian Foundation provides philanthropic support to the Yavapai Nation and its people. The Foundation’s main focus is to preserve the Yavapai heritage, culture and language through ongoing initiatives: encouraging healthy lifestyles; contributing to educational programs; building an assisted living center for the elderly; a new youth gymnasium and swimming pool; and many other worthy causes.

Most recently, The Yavapai Indian Foundation announced it will host a charity golf event on Monday, December 12 at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club to further the foundation’s focus of preserving the Yavapai heritage, culture and language. All proceeds will provide philanthropic support to the Yavapai Nation and its people.

“We are building on the proud traditions of the Yavapai Nation by calling on the strength of our past and the resolve of the present,” said Owen Doka, assistant general manager of We-Ko-Pa Golf Club and former Tribal Councilmember of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. “The event will leverage our incredible golf facility to raise funds to serve our community from our youngest to oldest tribal members.”

The golf event tees off at 10 AM on We-Ko-Pa Golf Club’s Saguaro course with various levels of participation available ranging from title sponsorships to a single players. It is limited to the first 36 foursomes to register, and will feature a four-person scramble format with breakfast and awards banquet at the club following play.

“The golf course is in wonderful shape. It’s just a great way to spend the day surrounded by the Sonoran Desert,” said Matt Barr, general manager of We-Ko-Pa Golf Club. “And the proceeds go to the worthy cause of supporting one of Arizona’s most enduring native cultures.”

To participate, download the information and registration packet by clicking on the button below. You may also contact Owen Doka at 480.689.2653 and through email at, or reach Raphael Bear at 480.789.5316 and through email at