We can’t thank you enough for participating in and contributing to our record breaking 2014 Death Valley Classic on Friday, December 5th. We hope everyone had a great time and enjoyed the beautiful Furnace Creek Resort.
With your generous support, this year’s event raised just over $70,000 all of which goes to the 128CM Scholarship Fund. This is the most ever raised at the Death Valley Classic and brings our grand total over the last 5 years to $248,000. The families will be deciding on which school(s) will receive scholarship funds for this year. The website 128cm.org will be updated once a decision has been made.
We look forward to growing the tournament next year and welcoming more new faces. Please “save the date” for next year’s tournament, Friday, December 4, 2015.
Thank you again for your continued support of this annual event.
– Bud and Pam Feldkamp
The 128CM Fund 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.