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.


Event Update: 6/26/2020

With the health and wellness of our communities, participants, sponsors, and staff at the forefront of our minds, the Idaho Governor’s Cup Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Event scheduled for this September in Coeur d’Alene.

At the heart of the Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship Event are the close relationships and intimate experiences more than 600 attendees share in Idaho’s beautiful resort destinations. Unfortunately, those attributes are cause for concern as our state continues to deal with the coronavirus and gatherings of this size are discouraged.

Because the event is the primary fundraiser for the scholarships awarded each year, the Board is extremely grateful to the sponsors who have chosen to still donate to the fund despite the cancellation, including: AT&T, Altria, Bayer, Blue Cross of Idaho, Clearwater Paper, Clif Bar, Hecla, Idaho Beer & Wine Distributors Association, Idaho Forest Group, Idaho Power, Idaho Telecom Alliance, Idaho National Laboratory, Intermountain Gas, Itafos, MCNA Dental, Micron, Midas Gold, Mountain View Hospital, Northwest Credit Union, PhRMA, PotlatchDeltic, Premier Technology, Regence, Simplot, and Williams. Their generosity will ensure that deserving Idaho high school graduates attending post-secondary institutions in the state will still have the opportunity to receive an Idaho Governor’s Cup scholarship in 2021. 

If you have any questions, please contact Executive Director Carlie Foster at (208) 830-5450 or carlie@idahogovernorscup.org


Register Now


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


Carlie Foster


Emily Hunter


Mikayla Mitzel