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 their first event 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.

Important Information

The 2019 dates are September 5-7th, 2019 in Sun Valley, ID. 

The deadline for sponsorship in 2019 is Friday, August 2nd.  The deadline for individual registration (sponsored and non-sponsored) is Friday, August 16th  

Beginning in 2019, 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

Mike Brassey 

Lyn Darrington-Elliot

Ken Dey

Rich Hahn

Jason Kreizenbeck

Jayson Ronk

Pat Sullivan

Tim Vedder


Sarah Bettwieser


Emily Hunter