Annual golf scramble raises money for Pow-Wow

Wyandotte Nation Casino General Manager Gary Johnson tees off on the first hole at the Eagle Creek Country Club course during the Wyandotte Nation Annual Golf Scramble. (Photo by William Swaim/Wyandotte Nation)

Wyandotte Nation Casino General Manager Gary Johnson tees off on the first hole at the Eagle Creek Country Club course during the Wyandotte Nation Annual Golf Scramble. (Photo by William Swaim/Wyandotte Nation)

The Wyandotte Nation held its annual Golf Scramble Friday, May 17 at Downstream Casino’s Eagle Creek Golf Club in Joplin, Mo.

The scramble helped raise money for the tribe’s annual pow-wow to be held this year Sept. 13-15 at the Wyandotte Nation Pow-Wow Grounds.

“I would just like to thank all of those who participated and supported our Wyandotte Tribal Golf Scramble this year,” said Wyandotte Nation Chief Billy Friend. “Our Pow-Wow has grown over the past few years and has become one of the area’s largest cultural events. The proceeds raised contribute to the success of this event.”

Twenty eight teams from across the region took part in the event. The winning team consisted of Mark Bruder, David Baughn, Bryan Meador and Roman Sienkiewicz.

“We have great support from the chiefs, tribal entities and Eagle Creek Golf Club goes beyond in helping set everything up,” said Sherri Clemons, Tribal Heritage Director. “We also have so many teams who return and play every year. Everything and one makes it one of the most successful events the Tribe puts on, and raises several thousand dollars for our pow-wow.”

Participants were treated to lunch and door prizes.

Konomi Gaming, Kansas Gaming, VGT and Algonquin Consultants sponsored the event.

To see all the photos from the event, click on the photo above or visit the Wyandotte Nation Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/WyandotteNation

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