The Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation is hosting its first King Salmon Derby on the Nushagak River near Dillingham, AK.
This is the signature fundraising event to benefit the BBNC Education Foundation, whose mission is to provide higher education and vocational training scholarships to Bristol Bay Native Corporation shareholders and support for cultural heritage activities in the Bristol Bay Region.
Each year, BBNC Education Foundation supports more than 250 students to pursue their educational and vocational training goals. Graduates are now in a wide range of careers that serve the Bristol Bay region. In addition, the Foundation provides grant funds to Bristol Bay communities to preserve traditional cultural practices through activities like cultural camps and school-based programs.
The Neqa Derby will feature for two days of healthy competition on the Nushagak during King Salmon season. The Derby will award three cash prizes, an individual trophy, and a lodge trophy. We anticipate that the primary participants in the inaugural event will be guests in the lodges that dot the Nushagak River and Bristol Bay area. The derby will also be open to the public.
Opens at 8 a.m.
Weigh Station Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closes at 2 p.m.
Weigh Station Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased by calling BBNCEF at 907-278-3602 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For ticket sales after Thursday, June 21, please call our in-region cell at 907-744-4712. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available for sale until 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 or until sold out.
Official derby rules available here.
Download the derby flier.
Purpose: Connecting to our past and investing in our future.
Vision: BBNC Shareholders will reach their potential, assume key roles, direct our future and ensure continued success. Since 1986, Bristol Bay Native Corporation has provided support for and encouraged Bristol Bay Native Corporation shareholders to pursue educational opportunities and to promote and preserve cultural heritage. Applicants who meet the eligibility requirement and display a financial need are granted funding.
Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation 111 West 16th Avenue, Suite 400 Anchorage, Alaska 99501 907-278-3602