Golfers Raise More than $100K for AWAIC

POSTED: 03:32 PM AKDT Jun 02, 2013    UPDATED: 06:52 PM AKDT Jun 02, 2013 
Golfers Raise More than $100K for AWAIC
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -

On a sunny Saturday morning, 144 people hit the greens at the Anchorage Golf Course for a charity fundraiser.

The first annual "Tournament of Awesomeness" brought in $106,000 for the Abused Women's Aid in Crisis (AWAIC) shelter.

A total of 36 teams participated in the event.

Houston Carr, grandson of Laurence Carr who started Carrs grocery stores, organized the event and donated $25,000 to AWAIC.

“I decided to do the golf tournament because my family has done a lot for the community over the years and I wanted to give back so I decided to do the golf tournament in honor of my dad and grandfather,” said Carr.

Editor's Note: Corrects spelling of first name of Laurence Carr, instead of Lawrence.

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