The Morton Golf Foundation Junior Golf Development Grant Applications are now open for the 2021 season.

For more information on how to apply for a Morton Golf Foundation Grant, visit https://mortongolffoundation.org/morton-golf-foundation-grant-application/

Grants to other 501c3 organizations and/or to individuals must first fill out a standard application form, then be approved by the Morton Golf Foundation Board of Directors and finally provide the necessary documentation requested to account for how the funds were used. Applications will be reviewed at quarterly Board Meetings.


Thank You from an MGF Junior Golf Grant Winner

Nikki Chindavong has been receiving a junior golf development grant for the past four years and it has been great to see her grow in both her personality and in her golf game.

Scott Smith and Nikki Chindavong at the 2020 Jr/Sr Funvitational
Scott Smith and Nikki Chindavong at the 2020 Jr/Sr Funvitational

A few months ago, the Morton Golf Foundation connected Nikki with Scott Smith to play in the Jr/Sr Funvitational on July 31, 2020, at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex. Scott purchased matching shirts for their team (which is a tournament tradition) and the two of them spent a fun day on the golf course for this event sponsored by The First Tee of Greater Sacramento. This duo shot a score of 11 under gross, 16 under net. That day Scott and Nikki bonded through golf and we are sure there will be another match set up for the two of these golfers to play together again soon.

Nikki recently sent a thank you letter to the Morton Golf Foundation and we wanted to share it with everyone here. We were touched by the great art and her kind words:

Nikki Chindavong Thank You to the Morton Golf Foundation
Nikki Chindavong Thank You to the Morton Golf Foundation

“Dear Morton Golf Foundation,

Thank you for everything you do for junior golf. Your endless support and positivity has motivated me through these tough times! The year of 2020 has brought lots of surprises and changes to our lives, however, the Morton Golf Foundation has still tried to make this the best year ever!! I am so excited for the future and to see things go back to “normal”. Thank you for your continuous support 🙂

Best regards,

Nikki Chindavong”


Morton Golf Foundation 2020 Scholarship Winners

The Morton Golf Foundation along with Golf and Guitars and Air Force One Golf is incredibly pleased to announce our 2020 Educational Scholarship Award Winners.

This year we raised over $48,000 towards Educational Scholarships for area high school seniors. We want to recognize these exceptional students for their hard work and dedication to their education.
Our eligibility requirements have each student ranking in the upper part of their class scholastically, with a 3.0 or better GPA. Each of the winners have must have outstanding personal character, sportsmanship, and leadership qualities, and participated in
any NCGA, TFTGS, or high school golf program for at least one event, program, or membership year or worked at a golf facility.

Our 2020 Scholarship Winners:

“Dusel Family Scholarship” $5000 Award Winner – Carly Krause

“Pat Mailey Memorial Scholarship” $4000 Award Winner – Benjamin Ainsley-Zoll

$4000 Scholarship Award Winners – Amand Siy

$3,500.00 Scholarship Award Winner

“Jane & Rob Siebers Community Service Award” -Ashley Knepshield

$2,500.00 Scholarship Award Winners –

Alyssa Yee

Jared Tungol

McKenna Schinderle

“Kevin Sharp Memorial Scholarship” $2500 Award Winner – Hannah Lee

“Governor’s Cup Foundation Scholarship” – $1500 Award Winner – Grayce Honsa

“Governor’s Cup Foundation Scholarship” – $1500 Award Winner – Carter Wilson

“Governor’s Cup Foundation Scholarship” – $1500 Award Winner – Emma Frank

“Governor’s Cup Foundation Scholarship” – $1500 Award Winner – Gabriel Silveira

“Governor’s Cup Foundation Scholarship” – $1500 Award Winner – Damon Bartells

“Governor’s Cup Foundation Scholarship” – $1500 Award Winner – Michael Wicks

“Governor’s Cup Foundation Scholarship” – $1500 Award Winner – Sydney Becker

“Governor’s Cup Foundation Scholarship” – $1500 Award Winner – Mikaela Paracuelles
Mikaela Paracuelles $1,500.00 Vista del Lago UC Santa Cruz

$1500 Scholarship Award – Amy Whelan

$1,000.00 Award Winners –

Collin Yee
Yusuf Ahmed
Arturo Zavala
Macy Anderson

“Governor’s Cup Foundation Scholarship” $1000 Award Winners Mia Gribskov

“Governor’s Cup Foundation Scholarship” $1000 Award Winner – Mason Mancasola

“Governor’s Cup Foundation Scholarship” $1000 Award Winner – Sid Brown

“Bosley Electric Scholarship” – $1000 Award Winner – Birdie Brown

Morton Golf Foundation is proud of all of our scholarship winners and wish them all the best as they move onto college.

The Morton Golf Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit corporation established and operated exclusively for charitable purposes. The Morton Golf Foundation vision is to enrich the lives of the less fortunate through the great game of golf.

About Morton Golf Foundation:
Our Mission is to provide funds to programs offering a healthy outdoor recreational environment that stresses the building of lasting personal relationships while seamlessly instilling life’s core values for the youth, disabled and underserved communities of Sacramento. If you have any question, please direct them to Jane Siebers at jsiebers@hagginoaks.com


Richie Gibbs Named 2019 Morton Golf Foundation Volunteer of the Year

Since the very beginning of the Morton Golf Foundation in 2009, Richie Gibbs has been a Volunteer Leader. With every event and at every fundraiser, Richie is the first one to say, “What’s next?”

Richie Gibbs named 2019 Morton Golf Foundation Volunteer of the Year. Pictured left to right: Tom Morton, Richie Gibbs, Rob Siebers
Richie Gibbs named 2019 Morton Golf Foundation Volunteer of the Year. Pictured left to right: Tom Morton, Richie Gibbs, Rob Siebers

For the past 7 years (since he was 9 years old) Richie has been on Hole #14 during the Morton Golf Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year, Golf & Guitars hitting drives and raising funds for the Foundation.

Richie is one volunteer that no matter what the task he is “in” for it all.

The Morton Golf Foundation is very proud to award Richie Gibbs with the 2019 award for 2019 Volunteer of the Year award.

Continue to look for Richie around Morton Golf Foundation events. He has a lot more to give!


2019 Jr/Sr Funvitational was a Huge Success

What happens when you mix 132 golfers with the same number of frozen Snickers bars? This combination always equals a successful equation for the Jr/Sr Funvitational.

On June 28, 2019, all participants gathered at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento, CA, for a golf tournament demonstrating skill, sportsmanship and most importantly, fun times for all!

Cobra/Puma was the main sponsor of the event on this mild Friday morning which featurs junior players with their ‘senior’ partners.

Morton Golf Foundation was at the registration area early to greet everyone. As soon as the golfers drove off to start their 7:30 a.m. shotgun, the Morton Golf Foundation TEAM slipped off to decorate the “candy cart”. Each year the Morton Golf Foundation TEAM visits every golf hole to thank all the participants for coming out. The best part is that the TEAM offers each group a highly anticipated and much appreciated frozen Snickers bar. For those golfers that prefer a healthier alternative, Reese’s peanut butter cups were offered. 🙂

The Morton Golf Foundation TEAM are also some of the judges for the “Team Spirit” category. This is where each 2-person team has the opportunity to participate in dressing alike to add spirit to the event.

Before we knew it the golf round was complete and we were off to the luncheon.

The First Tee of Greater Sacramento gives out their annual college scholarships along with winning prizes for all age categories.

For next June, start thinking about who your partner will be for in your 2-person team & how you can create sportsmanship for the “Team Spirit” award.

Hope to see you there!