Golf Tourney kicks off July 26

Angel Fire Resort event benefits the National Hispanic Scholarship Foundation.

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Each year, Angel Fire Resort plays host to one of the largest benefit golf tournaments in New Mexico. This year’s National Hispanic Scholarship Foundation Benefit Golf Tournament is set for July 26-28 at the Angel Fire Resort Golf Course.

Tournament Director Kurt Hanlen helped start the tournament when he was director of Angel Fire Resort operations in 1987. Hanlen attributes the success of the tournament throughout the years to the business sponsors who matched contributions (Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola and the many local businesses and corporate sponsors).

The tournament helps New Mexico Hispanic scholars who reside in New Mexico attend college. New Mexico Hispanic students can find information through the New Mexico Alliance for Hispanic Education at nmalliance.org.

The New Mexico Alliance for Hispanic Education is a fundraising arm for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund of San Francisco. According to organizers, the Angel Fire event has generated an estimated 4 million dollars towards Hispanic education in the state.

NM Alliance General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 are available on a competitive basis to students from community college to graduate school. Go to hsf.net to apply.

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Angel Fire Invitational