April 28, 2011

Woods, Bradford to golf with Begay

Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge Teed UpNotah Begay (Navajo/Pueblo) and the Oneida Indian Nation are teaming up for the fourth time in their fight against obesity and to promote youth sports and wellness within American Indian communities. The fourth anual Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation Challenge is slated for July 5 at Turning Stone Resort’s Atunyote Golf Club.

The event has once again attracted huge stars from both the sports and entertainment worlds, with golf giant Tiger Woods and rising star (and part Navajo) Rickie Fowler teeing off alongside NFL quarterbacks Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys and Sam Bradford, Cherokee, of the St. Louis Rams in the two-person team, best ball 18-hole shootout.

Proceeds from the tournament go directly to the Notah Begay II Foundation, which has raised more than $2.4 million in the first three years of the event.
Notah Begay Promotes Healthy Living to American Indian StudentsThis weekend, four-time PGA Tour winner Notah Begay III, who comes from the Navajo, San Felipe Pueblo and Isleta Pueblo tribes, will advocate leading a healthy lifestyle to American Indian youth and draw attention to the growing epidemic of type 2 diabetes in Indian Country.

Begay is returning to his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he will lead a series of televised events expected to reach 97 percent of all American Indian students nationwide.

As a guest on Native America Calling from 11 am to noon on April 29, Begay will spread his wellness message to more than 67 tribal and public radio stations. Begay will speak in-studio with high school and college students from the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians of California, who participate in a leadership development program sponsored by the the NB3 Foundation, the nonprofit organization that Begay created with his father to help fight childhood obesity and diabetes. The students are partaking in a journalism seminar intended to expose them to career opportunities in news and media, such as radio, television, magazine and social media platforms.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see 3rd NB3 Challenge Raises $125 Million and NB3 Foundation Fights Obesity.

1 comment:

Rob said...

For more on the subject, see:


Tiger Woods' injuries lead to postponement of Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge