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August 15, 2005 - Aurora Vistas Plays FORE the Kids

Where: Murphy Creek Golf Course

When: August 15, 2005

Time: 6:30AM registration, 7:30AM Shotgun Start

Ticket Prices: $95 for a single-$5000 for title sponsorship and eight-person golf packages

Beneficiary: Aurora Mental Health Center

President(s): Kevin Cunningham

Staff: Larry Davila, Vice President; Jim Kramer, Secretary; Nancy Hoffmaster, Treasurer

Board of Directors: Appointed Representatives Barbara Shannon-Banister, City of Aurora Ted Strickland, Adams County Madolyn Paroske, Aurora School District Debra Vickrey, Arapahoe County Paul Zimmerman, Cherry Creek School District Board of Directors Representing the Community Linda Ashburn Ricky Bennett Terry Campbell Caron Harrison Cochran Becky Cromley Kevin Cunningham Larry Davila Stephan Ghadaifchian Larry Grandison Nancy Hoffmaster Jim Kramer Elsie Lacy Shelley Lazear Marty Mann Ricky Martin Edna Mosley Ernie Ortiz Suzann Reikofski Ruth Ryan June Smigel Jo Snell Sue Spiller June Sturm-Roller Marie Verrett Carol Viner Pat Wojciechowski Cyndie Wozniak-Behrens George Zierk

Blacktie Photos by: Chelsea Wyatt

 Paul Tauer, former mayor of Aurora, left, Michael Peterson, and Debbie Lynch
Paul Tauer, former mayor of Aurora, left, Michael Peterson, and Debbie Lynch

Chelsea Wyatt

The clock right next to the putting green rang in the start of a new day, and one of amazing achievement for Aurora Mental Health Center. Aurora is the first place the sun touches in Colorado, and it seemed to call all of the 100 plus golfers to the course to play for kids.

City mayors, Aurora Mental Health Center representatives, and other locals joined together to make a play for the kids on August 15th for Aurora Mental Health Center's FORE Our Kids charity golf tournament.

This year's tournament was held at the Murphy Creek Golf Course at 1700 S. Old Tom Morris Rd. This course is ranked 7th in the listing of America's Best Public Courses.

But it wasn't just the immaculate course that got golfers and donors alike up with the Aurora dawn, but the fact that the Aurora Mental Health Center does so much for their community, and their kids.

The Aurora Mental Health Center is a private, nonprofit agency that provides mental health services of the highest quality to residents of Aurora. A full array of programs provides award-winning services to people of all ages and backgrounds. The Center also provides Medicaid mental health services for Aurora.

The seed of the Aurora Mental Health Center was planted nearly 30 years ago by a group of Aurora residents who were determined to bring mental health services to the city. Their efforts took root in donated space and have grown since then into a full-service community mental health center that the State of Colorado consistently ranks among the best in the state.

This annual tournament is one of the most powerful tools that the Aurora Mental Health Center uses to fund the services it provides. And it is obvious how much the center means to the community. Every one had their morning muffins in hand and cheerfully headed out to the course, knowing it was for a good cause.

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