After 17 incredible years, the Zak!Charity Open was officially passed to the Rypien Foundation during the summer of 2016. Established in 1999 as a way to help raise money for local children in need, the Zak!Charity Open became one of the premier charity events in the Inland Northwest.
As we embark on a new era as the Rypien Foundation Hope Classic, we are humbled and honored to continue the tradition established by the Zak!Charity Open.
July 23, 2017
Hope Lights the Way Dinner and Auction
5:00 pm, Northern Quest Resort and Casino, Pend Oreille Pavilion
100 North Hayford Road, Airway Heights, WA 99001
July 24, 2017
Rypien Foundation Hope Classic Golf Tournament
12:30 pm Kalispel Golf and Country Club
2010 W. Waikiki Road, Spokane WA 99218
The Rypien Foundation was built with the heartfelt devotion of its founder, Super Bowl XXVI, Mark Rypien, who lost his three year old son Andrew to cancer. Mark and his family experienced firsthand what families go through when fighting this potentially deadly disease and recognized the value that quality care can bring to both patient and family. In the wake of his difficult personal experience, the Rypien Foundation was created with a commitment to provide HOPE for local families battling childhood cancer.
PO Box 2123
Spokane, WA 99210