9th Annual Leech Lake Tribal College Golf Classic View Full Blog
Laker Basketball Players preparing grab bags
Longbow Golf Club in Walker hosted the 9th Annual Leech Lake Tribal College Golf Classic on June 27th. The event proceeds went to support the Benny Tonce scholarship and the LLTC Laker Athletic Programs. After the passing of our good friend, mentor, and teacher Benny Tonce, a scholarship was named after him. Benny was a huge asset to LLTC, not only for his knowledge of the language and culture, but for the way he carried himself and spoke of others. Benny was with the College since its humble beginnings in 1990 and was a dedicated mentor and teacher until the day he left us in physical form. The inaugural season of Laker Athletics was a memorable one. The Lady Lakers finished 3rd in the Conference and the Men won the Regular Season Championship. Both teams placed three players on the All-Conference Teams, while the Men took home Player of the Year and Coach of the Year. 36 teams competed this year with the Red Lake Nation College Team taking first prize in the Men’s Division, while the Team of Larry Aitken, Athena Aitken, Del Gangelhoff and Bruce Simonsen won the mixed flight. This year’s Golf Classic raised over $21,000 for the college and a great time was had by everyone. LLTC would like to extend a special mii gwetch to Leech Lake Gaming, Marco, Konami, Global Cash, The Meyer Group, and Che We Express for their support. On behalf of everyone at LLTC we would also like to thank all the local businesses who contributed, and everyone who came out to play and support The Leech Lake Tribal College.