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May 19, 2008 - Another Hole in One for the kids of Kunsberg School

What: 3rd Annual National Jewish 2008 Kunsberg Golf Tournament

Where: Columbine Country Club

When: Monday, May 19, 2008

Time: 11:00 a.m Registration/Lunch, 1:30 Shotgun Start

Ticket Prices: Presenting Sponsor - $15,000; Course Sponsor - $10,000; Gold Sponsor - $7,500; Cocktail Reception Sponsor - $5,000; Hole in One Sponsor - $5,000; Lunch Sponsor - $4,000; Eagle Sponsor - $3,500; Birdie Sponsor - $1,800; Individual Player Entry - $275

Beneficiary: Kunsberg Elementry School

Host(s): National Jewish Medical & Research Center

Gala Chairperson(s): Molly Greenblatt and Josh Hanfling

Co-Chair(s): Stephen Siegel and Wendy Siegel; Albert D. Angel

Executive Director: Stephen W. Arent

President(s): Michael Salem, M.D.

Welcome: Michael Salem, M.D. - President and CEO

Sponsors: HOLE IN ONE SPONSOR - Paulette and Robert Brody; BIRDIE SPONSORS - American Furniture Warehouse; AstraZeneca; C3 Interiors; Cator Ruma & Associates; COPIC; Crocs, Inc.; Greiner Electric; Interface; Communication Co., Inc.; IREA; ISEC Laboratory Services; Land Title; Long Building Intelligence; Gerald H. Phipps Inc.; Swinerton Builders; The Weitz Company

Attendance: 96 golfers

Attire: Golf attire, no jeans.


Event Coordinator: Kieran Nelson

Board of Directors: Sue Allon; Stephen Arent; Rich Baer; Jim Berenbaum; Paulette Brody; Norm Brownstein; Robin Chotin; Geraldine Cohen; Joe Davis; Bruce Deifik; David Engleberg; Joel Farkas; Michael Feiner; Barbara Gallagher; Tom Gart; Larry Gelfond; Roger Gibson; Bill Gold; Barry Hirschfeld; Cliff Holtz; Phil Karsh; Steve Kaufmann; Mariner Kemper; Jim Kuhn; Blanca Lerman; Robert Mettler; Ronald E. Montoya; Marvin Moskowitz; Leonard Perlmutter; Eddie Robinson; Meyer Saltzman; Rich Schierburg; Michael Schonbrun; Carole Schwartz; Martin Semple; Steve Siegel; Wendy Siegel; Don Silversmith; Joe Silversmith; Marc Steron; Susan Sturm; Burt Tansky; Debra Tuchman; Dick Tucker; Daniel Yohanne ; Evan Zucker

Blacktie Photos by: Howie Grapek

 1st place gross winners Marc Cuttiletta, Gary Schwartz, former Denver Nugget Walter Davis and Jeff Peterson
1st place gross winners Marc Cuttiletta, Gary Schwartz, former Denver Nugget Walter Davis and Jeff Peterson

By Howie Grapek

National Jewish Medical and Research Center was proud to host the 3rd annual Kunsberg Golf Classic to benefit the chronically ill children who attend the Kunsberg School, located on the National Jewish campus in Denver.

Proceeds from this year's tournament will go directly to the school for programs that assist students in achieving academic and physical excellence. The four-person scramble golf tournament on May 19th at the Columbine Country Club and Championship Golf Course began with registration, lunch and warm-up at 11:00 a.m. and a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. The event ended with a buffet dinner and awards ceremony. First place winner was the mixed team sponsored by Molly Greenblatt.

The weather was a warm 88 degrees and sunny with a slight breeze - perfect for the golf tournament. Molly Greenblatt and Josh Hanfling co-chaired the event. Board members and VIPs present at this tournament included Phil Karsh, Meyer Saltzman, Bill Gold, Cliff Hottz, Steve Arent, Rich Schierburg, Marc Steron and Dr. Michael Salem, President and CEO of National Jewish. The Denver Nuggets former player and broadcaster Walter Davis was the tournament's special celebrity. Several Kunsberg students, as well as school director John Reid also attended the event.

Kunsberg School looks and sounds much like any other school with rowdy children, a gymnasium and a library. But Kunsberg is not like any other school. All of its students suffer from chronic diseases such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, and severe food allergies, yet they are able to attend school, enjoy full lives, and manage their diseases, thanks to the Kunsberg "whole child" approach, which considers the medical, emotional and physical well-being of every student in tandem with academic expectations.

Located on the National Jewish campus, Kunsberg School is a K-8 school accredited and partially funded by the state of Colorado. National Jewish provides more than $1 million in funding each year. The school is free for all students and open to any child missing school or falling behind academically due to a chronic illness that National Jewish treats.

The proceeds from this tournament go directly to the Kunsberg School. A team of nurses teaches students how to manage their diseases. Students learn how to recognize symptoms, triggers, early warning signs and side effects from medications, and how to use their medications correctly. The ultimate goal at Kunsberg is to build up students medically, emotionally, academically, and physically so that they can return to traditional schools and continue to thrive.

To learn more about the unique school program at the Kunsberg School and National Jewish Medical and Research Center, please visit the website at:

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