The Rypien Foundation – Supporting Children with Cancer

Michael Quiel is the managing partner of the Legend Asset Opportunity Master Fund, where he consults with clients on financial strategies. Also a philanthropist, Michael Quiel has contributed more than $2 million in assets to the Rypien Foundation.

Organized by Mark Rypien, the MVP of Super Bowl XXVI, the Rypien Foundation supports families of children with cancer in the Inland Northwest, subsidizing programs that improve their quality of life and chances for recovery. It contributes 100 percent of funds raised through donations and special events to initiatives that directly benefit children battling cancer.

Since 2005, the Rypien Foundation has been a beneficiary of a fundraising golf tournament sponsored by Zak Designs, a maker of children’s tableware and mealtime products. In 2014, the Zak!Charity Open brought in a record $566,000 for the Rypien Foundation. The 2016 event will begin on Sunday, July 24 with a summer celebration dinner and auction at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino. The tournament will be held the next day at the Manito Golf and Country Club. Other events include a barbecue lunch and a VIP reception hosted by Mark Rypien himself.

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