PHOENIX, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Valerie Spicer, Executive Director Arizona Indian Gaming Association, announced that Notah Begay III will be a featured speaker at EXPO/AIGA, the Southwest's Foremost Gaming & Business Summit & Trade Show November 6-8, 2013. The conference and trade show will be held at Casino del Sol Resort, Tucson, Arizona. The resort is owned and operated by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.
"We are thrilled that Notah Begay, NBC Golf Analyst and the first Native American to be on the PGA tour, will address our conference," said Spicer. "In collaboration with Ty Butler, Notah designed the Sewailo Golf Club which is where we are holding our Desert Classic Golf Tournament on November 6." Sewailo Golf Club is the resort's 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course.
"Sewailo is a wonderful golf destination for southern Arizona," said Begay, a 4-time PGA TOUR winner and Founder of the golf course development firm NB3 Consulting. "This course was a unique opportunity to showcase the beauty of the Sonoran desert and the tradition of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. Ty Butler and I had the same vision to transform a flat desert terrain into a dramatic golf course. It offers strategic holes, combined with a great range of shot values and aesthetics that is challenging but fun for players of all abilities. I'm extremely pleased that AIGA has selected it to be the course for this popular, annual tournament."
Begay, who also is a golf analyst for the Golf Channel, is founder of the Notah Begay III Foundation and Founder & CEO of KivaSun Foods, a Native American owned company with a global mission. In his keynote address, he will discuss how he reinvented himself by seeing and seizing opportunities in a borderless world.
Registration and exhibitor information, as well as Desert Classic Golf Tournament and Sponsorship opportunities, are available at www.azindiangaming.org or call (602) 307-1570.
The Arizona Indian Gaming Association is producing Expo/AIGA with Red Note, Inc. AIGA has a membership of 17 tribes representing more than 90% of the Indian people living on reservations in Arizona. AIGA was established November 21, 1994 by Arizona tribal leaders. The Association is committed to advancing the lives of Indian peoples – economically, socially and politically – so that Indian tribes in Arizona can achieve their goal of self-reliance. Current membership includes: Ak-Chin Indian Community, Cocopah Tribe, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Fort Mojave, Fort Yuma-Quechan Tribe, Gila River Indian Community, Havasupai Tribe, Hualapai Tribe, Kaibab-Paiute Tribe, Navajo Nation, Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, San Carlos Apache Tribe, Tohono O'odham Nation, White Mountain Apache Tribe, and the Zuni Tribe.
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