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The Children’s Place Fourth Annual Charity Golf Tournament

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 4th 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! 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 of children in our Community.

Special thanks and recognition to:


First Rate Financial, Ptarmigan Pediatrics, Denali Refuse, Mat-Su Health Foundation, Stewart Title, MTA, Independent Steel Erectors, Alyeska Title, LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance, Mark Schmeling NY Life, Arctic Network Solutions, Cheops, First American Title, H5 Construction, Mat-Su Sea Hawkers, Vannoy Electric, Lazy M Leather, The Cassidy Family and The Sturgeon Family.


The Bogey Men, Kibe Lucas Realty, Pevan Team, Alaska Water, First National Bank, Home Town Lenders, Kayla Green Team, Julie Alvert Team, Team Bonkers, Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union, Larry Maulden Realty, Jack White Realty, The Swecker Pros, Northern Experience Consulting, RMG and Friends, Team Koltan and Team Real Broker Alaska.


Shana Ackles, Debbie Bushnell, Paul Dombroski, Kibe Lucas, Rylee Rudd,

Toni Sturgeon, Blake Sturgeon, Harper U’ren, and John U’ren.

The Children’s Place Staff:

Brenda Colburn, Carol Clausen, Gabby Marincovich, Kelbie U’ren, Melissa Berven-Fox and Michelle Sturgeon


Accent on Ú Marketing, Dr. Bob Sollaccio, Impact Signs Alaska,

Kenai Cowboys, North Photography, Settlers Bay, and Three Bears.

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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