Event Photos 2016
We thank you for attending the 27th Annual Fahrenkamp - Kelly Classic! Due to the generosity and hard work of all who participated, the event was a great success. We want to thank the Armed Services YMCA of Alaska for partnering with us once again to make this fundraiser happen. Special thanks to the many volunteers who helped with the event, from team registrations, to scorekeeping, to set up and take down, to kitchen crew - we couldn't have done it without you! To all who donated your time and money we thank you as does your community. Together we are supporting Bartlett Regional Hospital and funding support services for military service members and their families. We look forward to seeing you all next year, or at our next event.
A legacy of giving
Beginning in 1990, the Fahrenkamp - Kelly Putting Tournament is a fund raising collaboration between the Armed Services YMCA of Alaska and the Foundation. It is named after Senators Bettye Fahrenkamp and Tim Kelly. Two dedicated public servants that worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life in Alaska. Thier commitment to the event made it what it is today, and each year we celebrate their dedication to bettering life for Alaskans by coming together for these two important causes.
Bettye became active in local politics after moving to Alaska in 1952 serving as the first woman chair of the Fairbanks Democratic District Committee from 1968-1972, as Alaska's Democratic National Committeewoman from 1972-79, and on the staff of U.S. Senator Mike Gravel from 1975-78. In 1978, she was elected to the State Senate and served four terms before her death in 1991. To find out more about Senator Fahrenkamp see the The Bettye Fahrenkamp Papers which are a meticulous account of her time in the Alaska Senate.
(Lyons, Wendi. Bettye Fahrenkamp Papers, 1940-1991. Archives West Orbis Cascade Alliance. 2006. Web. 02 Feb. 2016.)
Kelly represented both Eagle River and East Anchorage as the election district lines moved over the years. He was elected Senate president in 1989. Voters returned him to the Senate in 1992 and 1996. A former Marine, he served in the Alaska Air National Guard and military matters remained a focus throughout his legislative career.
( "Former Alaska state Sen. Tim Kelly, 65, dies in sleep."Juneau Empire. August 19. 2009. Web. 02 Feb. 2016.)
The ASYMCA Alaska provides hands-on, innovative, specialized programs and support services to military service members and their families with a particular focus on junior-enlisted men and women — the individuals on the front lines of defending our nation.