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Wisdom Steps Golf Tournament fund raiser deemed a huge success

The Wisdom Steps Golf Tournament was a huge success and raised over $7,000 to promote the health of American Indian elders and help support the annual Wisdom Steps Conference.

The Wisdom Steps Golf Tournament was a huge success and raised over $7,000 to promote the health of American Indian elders and help support the annual Wisdom Steps Conference.

The golf tournament was held Aug. 22 at the beautiful Black Bear Golf Course in Carlton. Over 20 teams were registered in a four-person scramble tournament. Prizes were given for first, second, third and last place, as well as a prize for skins, longest putt, longest drive, closest to the pin, and hit the green. Registration included the golf fee, golf cart, gift bag, dinner and prizes. There were eight teams from the Mille Lacs Band, six teams from Fond du Lac, and teams from White Earth Shooting Star, Grand Portage, Leech Lake, Boise Forte and Bemidji. Golfing is a healthy, fun way to exercise and is strong in our communities.

The Wisdom Steps board of directors and advisory committee expresses a huge "Miigwetch" to all the teams, and especially to the Fond du lac Tribal Council, for hosting the event and for their support, and to volunteers and contributors who assisted with the silent auction and raffle.

With the support of tribes and individual members, Wisdom Steps was able to raise funds for elders and will continue to "Honor Our Elders" by supporting them in their efforts to stay healthy and active in our communities.

Wisdom Steps is a statewide preventative health program for American Indian elders. For more information, visit www.wisdomsteps.org .

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