31st Annual Death Valley Classic
Because of you, we’ve donated more than $407,000 to education!
Thank you so much for your generous support of the 31st annual Death Valley Classic. This year’s group of attendees were exceptional, comprised of many familiar faces as well as a few new ones.
While the competition on the links proved to be some of the most intense in recent years, we all know that our main goal was to raise funds for the 128CM Memorial Fund. We are pleased to announce that with your support, the Death Valley Classic received a record setting $85,426 in donations. This amount brings our total 128CM Memorial Fund contributions to $407,642 over the past 7 years!
This year we introduced a “School Team” competition that ended up being a close race to the finish. The winning team, Lodi Adventist Academy, edged out Paradise Adventist Academy by just two strokes! As the first winner of this new school competition, Lodi Adventist Academy received a $5,000 contribution from the 128CM Memorial Fund. We hope to see this new part of the tournament grow at future events.
We look forward to your continued support again later this year at the 32nd annual Death Valley Classic, which is scheduled for
Friday, December 1st, 2017. Our hope is that this charity event will continue to grow with new families, friends, and sponsors.
With great appreciation,
Bud and Pam Feldkamp
The 128CM Memorial Foundation was created in honor of those lives that were tragically cut short on March 22nd, 2009 in a plane accident in Butte, Montana. The name of the fund, pronounced “1-2-8-Charlie-Mike”, comes from the tail number of the Pilatus airplane that was piloted by Ellison “Air Bud” Summerfield.
The purpose of the fund is to raise scholarship monies to be awarded to those individuals who display outstanding characteristics and dedication similar to those of the Ching, Jacobson, and Pullen families who were on board. In the blink of an eye, Brent, Kristen, Hailey, Caleb, Erin, Amy, Taylor, Ava, Jude, Mike, Vanessa, Sydney, Christopher, and “Air Bud”, who are represented by the 14 stars in our foundation’s logo, were lost. Our aim is to honor their loss and remember them by displaying the giving qualities that they all possessed.