Events

Kristensen Klassic

Held every spring, the Eric S. Kristensen Eye Street Klassic is a golf tournament that celebrates the life of United States Navy SEAL Erik Kristensen ’90, and raises funds for a scholarship that benefits Gonzaga students from military families. The Klassic takes place at Andrews Air Force Base and is followed by an awards dinner.

About Erik

An excellent student and athlete, Erik was known for his selfless leadership, easy-going personality, and warm sense of humor. A graduate of the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Erik went on to become a United States Navy SEAL.

On June 28, 2005, Erik was killed in action during Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan. Erik had volunteered to lead a mission to help four fellow SEALs who had come under heavy fire. The helicopter that he, seven other Navy SEALs, and eight Army Special Forces members were in was shot down. Their sacrifice was portrayed in the best-selling book Lone Survivor, which was later adapted into the movie by the same name.

Erik’s family, classmates, and friends established a scholarship fund at Gonzaga that benefits students from military families. The Eric S. Kristensen Eye Street Klassic golf tournament raises money for the fund and celebrates Erik’s service to our nation and his love of life, family, and friends. 

Thank You!

On May 4th, more than 120 golfers, gathered at The Courses at Andrews for the 11th Annual Kristensen Klassic. The day was the perfect way to honor Erik's legacy and celebrate his service to our nation. Click here to see some wonderful photos from the day. And please check back here in 2019 for information about next year's tournament.
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