The Idaho Governor’s Cup was established in 1974 by then-Governor Cecil Andrus. It is a 501 (c) (3) organization with a mission to help Idaho kids stay in Idaho to pursue their higher education goals.
What began as a small golf tournament has grown into an annual event with approximately 600 participants and featuring golf, shotgun sports, fly fishing and a number of social activities. Each evening after the daily sporting events wrap up there is great food, entertainment and plenty of networking opportunities.
Governor Otter put his own stamp on the event by deciding to alternate the location between Sun Valley and Coeur d’Alene. These two great Idaho resorts are beautiful venues that impress with their hospitality while offering diverse scenery and activities.
The Governor and First Lady love to host this event each year. They are equally excited to give the proceeds to deserving Idaho students. Both of them have said they couldn’t have attended college without the support of others, so it’s an effort that is near and dear to their hearts.
Our volunteer Board of Directors is made up of representatives of the many generous sponsors that are the lifeblood of our organization. Their responsibilities include fundraising, helping to maintain the prestige of the event and – perhaps most importantly – selecting our scholarship recipients each year.
The 2017 dates are September 7-9th, in Sun Valley, Idaho.
The deadline for sponsorship in 2017 is Tuesday, August 1st. The deadline for individual registration (sponsored and non-sponsored) is Friday, August 18th
Beginning in 2018, The Idaho Governor's Cup event will always take place the weekend after Labor Day.
Board of Directors
President – Doug Sayer
Vice President – Mike Reynoldson
Secretary – Jeremy Pisca
Treasurer – Cordell Chigbrow
First Lady Lori Otter