March 31, 2007 - National Jewish Shoots for the Stars
What: Benefit for National Jewish Medical and Research Center
Where: INVESCO Field at Mile High
When: Saturday, March 31, 2007
Time: 4 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $275 per person; tables--$2,500 to $15,000
Beneficiary: National Jewish Medical and Research Center
Founders: Frances Wisebart Jacobs, 1899
Co-Chair(s): "Coaches": David Greiner, Greiner Electric; William Mutch, Colorado Concern; Rich Schierburg, Peregrine Development; Andy Fine, M.D.; Greg Kalkwarf, BKD; John Kamprath, Weitz Co.; Manuel Martinez, Holme Roberts & Owen
President(s): Michael Salem M.D.
Welcome: Rich Schierburg
Speaker: Michael Salem M.D.
Catering: Epicurean Catering
Entertainment: Men’s College Basketball semifinals broadcast on large screens, plus other interactive games, such as Pop-a-Shot, Shuffle Golf, Basketball Challenge, casino games
Of note: U.S. News & World Report has recognized National Jewish as the number one hospital for respiratory care in the country for nine years in a row.
Sponsors: Stats Sponsor: BKD, LLP; Slam Dunk Society of Fellows: Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Cooper Wiring Devices, Crum Electric Supply, Siemens, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, First Community Bank, Greiner Electric LLC, King Kolor, Wesco Distribution, Patricia and Ward Mahanke; Time Out Table: BKD, LLP, CoCal Landscape, GE Supply Company, Greg Fisher Lighting Sales, Holme Roberts & Owen, Illumination Systems, Interface Communication Co. Inc., Kahn Construction Corporation, The Lighting Agency, Lightolier, William Mutch and Friends, National Hirschfeld, LLC, Peregrine Group Development, QED, Tricon Geophysics, UMB Bank, Waterfield Insurance Agency, The Weitz Company
Auctioneer: Auction & Event Solutions, Inc.
Quote of the evening: "Can we have a moment of silence and pray for Florida..."--Rich Schierburg, joking about his favorite team in the NCAA finals
Menu: BBQ spare ribs, coleslaw, gourmet mixed greens, steak fries, buttermilk fried chicken, red potato German salad, onion rings, carved Colorado strip loin sandwich, assorted cookies, fudge brownies, cheesecake, fresh strawberries
Attire: casual: team sweatshirts
Event Coordinator: Kieran Nelson, Associate Director
Board of Directors: Chair: Steve Arent; Vice Chair: Tom Gart; Secretary: Robin Chotin; Treasurer: Larry Silverstein. (See Board of Directors and bios at the following link: http://www.nationaljewish.org/about/board/NJ_Board_Directors.aspx)
Steering Committee: 2007 Players: Jim Barbour, Jerry Carlson, Mary Dahms, Rich Dunlap, Kevin Eitiniear, Brain Fakharzadeh, Greg Fisher, Brent Greiner, Wayne Grider, Alan Guzowski, Barry Hirschfeld, Roger Hutson, Tom Kahn, Phil Karsh, Ann King, Scott Laband, Kathleen Logan, Cindy Lowery, Ward Mahanke, Allan Matsuo, Sherry McGann, Tom Morris, Joe Nelson, Bob Nelson, Dave Perleberg, Ron Pittman, Dean Prina M.D., Jeff Shigeno, Tom Tarver, Jimbo Thompkins, Tara Trujillo
Blacktie Photos by: Pamela Cress
Board member Phil Karsh, left, with board chair Steve Arent, retired CEO Lynn Taussig M.D., current CEO Michael Salem, M.D. and Bill Gold (board member since 1974--Emeritus)
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College hoops teams were not the only ones celebrating success Saturday night as National Jewish Medical and
National Jewish is known as the nation’s leader in respiratory care and research. More than 300 guests converged on a bright sunny afternoon to watch the men’s college basketball semifinals, eat great fixins prepared by Epicurean Catering, enjoy interactive games and rejoice at the whopping $119,000 that was raised for the programs at National Jewish during this event.
Board member Rich Schierburg took the podium in between games to congratulate this year's top fundraiser, Dave Greiner of Greiner Electric. "Most of you think of ‘the Horse’ as former Nuggets coach Dan Issel, but we have a new ‘Horse’," he said as he presented a trophy to Greiner. Schierburg thanked all of the supporters in attendance and spoke about the new building being constructed at National Jewish. He highlighted
If people wanted other diversions besides basketball, they could try their hand at Texas Hold ‘em poker, blackjack, pool, and hoops contests.
It was a great way to usher in spring and, at the same time, offer hope and new life to patients who suffer from lung, allergic and immune-system diseases.
National Jewish has come a long way since opening its doors more than 100 years ago to provide free care to tuberculosis patients in need. For the past nine years, National Jewish has been named the #1 respiratory hospital in