Enough money was raised to send 12 students to college full time.
ANCHORAGE – Golf isn’t typically thought of as a winter sport. In Alaska, however, a little snow and ice won’t keep people from the game.
University Lake Park transformed into an 11-hole wintry course Friday.
It’s one-of-a-kind and created for the Aqqaluk Trust’s annual Uuttukuu Snow Golf Challenge.
The goal is to raise money for scholarships and cultural programs.
Twenty-two teams were swinging to win, but first they had to make it through challenges that focus on Inupiaq traditions.
“We wanted to show them today what they contribute to — the further education, the preservation of our culture and language. We want them to have fun doing what they enjoy, golfing,” said Dood Lincoln-Carr, with the Aqqaluk Trust.
About $26,000 was raised at the event.
The trust says that’s enough to send 12 students to college full time.