Come to an NPC Friends & Family board meeting. We meet every month via teleconference!
All are welcome! Simply dial the teleconference line given for the month at the start of the meeting, or join Executive Director Betsyann Wilson live from a different campus or center each month - locations are announced at this site, one week prior to each meeting date.
Our next meeting meeting is our annual board retreat, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Learn more about our meetings on the About Us page!
Arizona Gives Day 2020!
Arizona Gives Day was Tuesday, April 7, 2020!
Here is what you helped us accomplish this year!
We brought in a total of $26,883.00 from 116 unique donations. (Last year, we took in $25,837 from 97 unique donations.) Once again this year, our friends at Summit Healthcare came through with a $5,000.00 corporate match, which they always pledge for our first $5,000.00 raised!
We finished in Third Place in the category of Most Dollars Raised – Small Nonprofits – All Organizations, which carries a Performance Prize of $2,500.00! Moreover, we were in 32nd place among ALL 982 nonprofits across Arizona that participated in AZ Gives Day!
I am most grateful for the outpouring of love for Dr. Eric Henderson. Of the 116 donations made, nearly half – 53, totaling $9,450.00 – were made in his memory. Eric was a champion for education, and I know he would be pleased – and probably amazed - to know he did so much that will help so many through this event.
No matter how you look at it, NPC students won big!!!!
Every dollar you gave supports need-based scholarships for some of the finest and most courageous college students ANYWHERE!
2020 Disc Golf Tournament
Our fourth annual scholarship Disc Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, August 1, 2020 at the Four Seasons course in Snowflake to help NPC Friends and Family provide scholarships for Northland Pioneer College students.
Once again, we've partnered with the City of Snowflake and the City of Taylor to not only generate scholarship funds but to raise awareness of the beautiful Four Seasons course, which shares the grounds with the Snowflake Municipal Golf Course, and increase interest in a wholesome, outdoor sport that can be enjoyed by the whole family for a nominal cost!
The towns of Snowflake and Taylor have each pledged added cash payout for professional players! Amateurs will play for trophies and prizes. The communities of Snowflake, as well as Heber-Overgaard, Lakeside and Show Low rely on tourism. People are drawn to the area for the high desert/mountain climate, camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, and even winter snow sports. However, the vast majority of businesses in the area are small, family-owned operations. In the true spirit of community, they give generously to the school, sports and community non-profits throughout the area, but their capacity for such giving is limited. This year, their capacity to give is severely restricted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses are suffering, yet the needs remain.
We at NPC Friends and Family believe that Disc Golf can be the catalyst that makes a huge difference in our communities. We have the short-term goal of producing a successful open tournament (non-PDGA-sanctioned). We have a long-term goal of growing this tournament into an event that puts Disc Golf and our rural communities on the map, and becomes a much-anticipated annual happening in the Disc Golf World.
Disc Golf Hall of Famer Dan Ginnelly, and “Snowflake” Steve Johnston, two pioneers of the sport, co-designed the Four Seasons course. Johnston, who will serve as Tournament Director, is also crafting the trophies to be awarded to the winning amateurs. His trophy designs are well-known and highly-prized among disc golfers around the Southwest.
Registration, $60 for amateur and $70 for professionals, provides two rounds of tournament action (morning and afternoon) lunch, and a custom tournament tee shirt. There will be categories for both men and women, pro and amateur players, as well as youths. The players in the pro division will play for a half-cash payback for the top third in each category, plus the additional cash provided by the cities of Snowflake and Taylor.
More information and a link to the online registration form at can be found at www.npc.edu/DiscGolf. Players can also request a mail-in registration form by contacting NPC Friends and Family Executive Director Betsyann Wilson at (928) 536-6245 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the course and tournament format, players can contact “Snowflake” Steve Johnston at email@example.com.
Pedal the Petrified 2020!
Pedaling through a serene landscape of mysterious geological formations, molten-like rock slides and unearthly scenery at Petrified Forest National Park, nearly 250 bicyclists raised over $34,000 for scholarships in this year’s Pedal the Petrified bicycle tour Saturday, September 14th, 2019!
PLEASE JOIN US ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 FOR THE EIGHTH ANNUAL PEDAL THE PETRIFIED - LET'S MAKE IT OUR BEST ONE YET!
Through our partnership with the Petrified Forest National Park and numerous sponsors and volunteers, our seventh annual event once again attracted bicyclists from all over the nation, with participants from as far away as Michigan and New York. This year 85 percent of the event’s participants traveled from outside the local area. From what began in 2013 with 45 riders in the first Pedal the Petrified, in recent years the event has grown to full capacity with 250 riders ranging in age from 13 to 77.