REDW LLC, one of the Southwestâ€™s 10 largest certified public accounting and business consulting firms, as well as the leading firm serving tribes and tribal enterprises, is honored to announce its third year as an official sponsor of the Notah Begay III New Mexico Grande Slam golf tournament at Santa Ana Golf Club on July 2, 2018.
The New Mexico Grande Slam is a premier fundraising event for the Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation, founded by Begay in 2005 to reduce obesity and type 2 diabetes among Native American youth. Each year, the tournament committee selects New Mexico nonprofits serving children to share in the proceeds. This yearâ€™s partner nonprofits are El Ranchito de los NiÃ±os, Keres Childrenâ€™s Learning Center, Osuna Elementary School and the Pueblo of Zia Education Fund.
“It appears that we are going to raise over $250,000 for our causes,” said Begay. “That’s going to be money well spent. We are going to invest in these organizations that serve our kids.”
A portion of the tournamentâ€™s proceeds also funds the NB3 Foundationâ€™s direct service programming. NB3FIT currently serves tribal communities in New Mexico.Â The core mission of the NB3FIT program is to help Native youth get more healthy and active through sports, such as golf, soccer and cross country. NB3FIT teaches about food and nutrition, leadership skills and cultural values like respect, self-persistence, teamwork and self-discipline.
Celebrity guests were also in attendance. Former NFL Chicago Bears and UNM football great Brian Urlacher and renowned recording artist Darius Rucker played in the charity tournament.
REDW and Notah Begay III formed a strategic partnership in 2016 with the shared goal of delivering a financial literacy program aimed at educating and empowering Native American youth. REDW and Begay, in close collaboration with Junior Achievement of New Mexico (JA NM), completed their second financial literacy program at the Santa Fe Indian School earlier this year. The Santa Fe Indian School was established in the late 1800s to educate the children of the southwest Native American tribes. For more information about the program, please contact REDW Principal James Montoya.