About

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.

Former 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.

Governor and First Lady Little have supported and attended the event for years and are excited to host again this year. They are equally excited to give the proceeds to deserving Idaho students.

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.

2021 Event update

After careful consideration, strong input from our sponsors, and with the health and safety of participants, volunteers, staff and the community in mind - the Idaho Governor’s Cup Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event set for September 9-11.

This decision was not made lightly. We were prepared and looking forward to gathering in just a week. However, our state and many areas of the country are facing an ongoing threat from COVID-19 amidst the Delta variant resurgence. Idaho hospitals are reporting record COVID-19 hospitalizations not seen since the onset of the pandemic. Numbers statewide are trending in the wrong direction. Numerous Idaho employers have instituted travel and event participation restrictions aimed at keeping their employees and communities safe.

With these facts in mind, our Board voted unanimously to cancel. Despite this change, our mission to help Idaho kids stay in Idaho to pursue their higher education goals remains at the forefront of our mind. We are working to ensure we can provide as many Governor’s Cup scholarships to the class of 2021 as possible, to ensure Idaho talent remains in our great state.

Please contact Executive Director Carlie Foster at carlie@idahogovernorscup.org with any questions.

We hope to see you in Coeur d'Alene in 2022!

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President – Doug Sayer - Premier Technology

Vice President – Mike Reynoldson - Blue Cross of Idaho

Secretary – Jeremy Pisca - Risch Pisca

Treasurer – Cordell Chigbrow - Chigbrow Ryan Murata

Mike Brassey - Hopkins Roden

Ken Dey - Simplot

Scott Madison - Intermountain Gas Co.

Jason Kreizenbeck - Lobby Idaho

Jayson Ronk - Regence BlueShield

Pat Sullivan - Sullivan & Reberger

Anna Torma - PotlatchDeltic

Tim Vedder - Itafos

Elli Brown - Idaho National Labratory

Jen Visser - Idaho Power

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Carlie Foster

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Skylar Jett

 

SCHOLARSHIP MANAGER

Mikayla Mitzel