PINETOP—Arizona State University’s White Mountain Alumni Chapter welcomed Sun Devil athletic notables, supporters, graduates and current and incoming students at the 12th Annual White Mountain Steak Fry and Golf Tournament at Pinetop Country Club on May 31 and June 1.
The White Mountain Chapter has a golf tourney and stteak fry to raise funds for scholrships that are awarded to White Mountain area high school students that are going to attend ASU, the No. 1 mot innovated university in the world.
This year’s scholarship freshman awardees are Lance Gillespie of Show Low, Riley Latham of Round Valley and Elizabeth Rapaze of Blue Ridge. In addition, there are upperclassmen awards thanks to this year’s fundraising efforts.
The chapter has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships and assistance to students over the past 12 years.
The events began on May 31 with Heritage Night at the Den. Golfers played 18 holes at Pinetop Country Club on June 1 and that evening was capped by the steak fry and program alongside the 18th green.
Jeff Munn, the voice of ASU women’s basketball, ASU football pregame and postgame announcer and voice of The Tillman Run was the master of ceremonies.
Special guests included former ASU and professional football players Danny White, J.D. Hill and Derek Hagan, Al Hicks of the ice hockey team’s staff and many others.
There were 70 silent auction items and more than 50 sponsors. Live auction items included a Herm Edwards autographed football helmet, an away trip with the ice hockey team, a custom-made ASU sports jacket, a three-foot wooden Sparky and a Sparky in a log carving, as well as a 1981 ASU Baseball team autographed baseball.
This year’s events were capped with an annual Send-Off Party for all incoming ASU students, coordinated by scholarship chairwoman Linda Allen. This year’s party was again held at the U-Haul facilities in Lakeside.