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The Children’s Place Fourth Annual Charity Golf Invitational

presented by First Rate Financial was a huge success!

Congratulations to the winning teams!


1st Place "The Bogey Men"

Geon Bae, John Leach, Matthew Booth and Bradley Robinson.

2nd Place "Real Broker Alaska"

Jon Rodriguez, Russell Marion, Justin McGhee and Danny Pate.

Women’s Longest Drive: Kari Pevan
Men’s Longest Drive: Jonathan Bradish

Women’s Closest to the Pin: Kayla Green
Men’s Closest to the Pin: Craig Thorn

Putting Contest Winner: John Klutinowich

The funds raised at this event will allow children to receive much-needed care and begin their journey towards healing. Your generosity ensures that our Valley’s children who suffer abuse have a safe place to be heard and a place to be helped.

On behalf of The Children’s Place Board of Directors, Staff and Clients, I want to extend my deepest gratitude for your support and participation at The Children’s Place 3rd annual Charity Golf Invitational, sponsored by First Rate Financial. Without generous and thoughtful people like you, we could not provide all the services we do to help children who experience trauma, so please know that your participation is making a positive difference in the work we do.

Thank you for also making it such a fun day! Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves with smiles all around! There was a lot of laughter, motivation and friendly competition throughout the 18 holes! (Such a nice change from being on lockdown, right?!) Your participation truly made this event a success and we are so very grateful!


 Please know that each of you who sponsored this wonderful event, or bought a team, donated supplies, signage, radio time or who volunteered countless hours, – all of you have a dear and special place in our hearts. We are so very grateful for your support.



Please take a moment to recognize and show your support to the following sponsors, volunteers, and teams, and also the vendors who donated items to help us with this tournament. These folks gave time, money and goods to us, and we now respectfully and humbly ask you to give back by supporting their businesses and recognizing that they are great supporters in our Mat-Su Community.


Special thanks and recognition to:

Sponsors: First Rate Financial, Mudbusters Carwash Co., Ptarmigan Pediatrics, Influential Promo Group, Lithia Dodge, Providence, All Phase Electric Gagnon Plastic Surgery, Stewart Title, Mann Family Dental, Prime Lending, TCM Restoration, NY LIFE Mark Schmeling, Bones Home Inspection, Cassidy Homes, EXP Realty, Denali Refuse, First American Title, Alaska USA, Rain Proof Roofing, Valley Business Machines, Mat-Su Sea Hawkers, New York Life, Mat-Su Title, and Signature Real Estate

Teams: First Rate Financial, Providence, EXP Realty, Mat-Su Sea Hawkers, Rain Proof Roofing, Valley Business Machines, Lithia Dodge of Wasilla, Mudbusters Carwash Co, First National Bank, Mann Family Dental, FEDEX, Lynden Transportation, Kayla Green, RMG Valley, REPAK & Friends, Alaska Waste, Team Pevan, Alaska Water, The Bogey Men, Krista Anderson, Kibe Lucas, Denali Zipline Tours, Prime Lending, Elite Real Estate, Nate’s Destroyers, Veterans that Golf, Accent on You and Larry Maulden.


Volunteers: Angela Grabar, Rylee Rudd, Kibe Lucas, Blake Sturgeon, Toni Sturgeon, Heather Rez Photography, Shana Ackles, Julie Alvert, Nate Lesley, Joy Fearn Condon, Anna Clark and The Children’s Place Staff.

Vendors: Kenai Cowboys, Dr. Bob Sollaccio, Alaska Airlines, Alaska Wildland Adventures, Dr. Cathy Baldwin-Johnson, Dr. Yukins, Palmer Golf Course, What Tattoo, Impact Signs Alaska, Settlers Bay, Accent on You Marketing, Khitz, Alpha Media, and Hatcher Pass Radio.

From the bottom of our hearts we thank you all so very much!

You have made a wonderful difference in our community and you are all champions in our book!





If you would like to learn more about The Children’s Place or become a pledged donor, please go to  or call 907-357-5157.

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