April 04, 2009 - National Jewish Enjoys Hoops and Hoopla
What: A Fan's Night Out! Presented by Greiner Electric LLC
Where: INVESCO Field at Mile High - West Club Level
When: Saturday April 4, 2009
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $275.00
Beneficiary: National Jewish Health
Host(s): Greiner Electric LLC
Presenting Sponsor(s): Greiner Electric LLC
Committee Members: David Greiner, Ward Mahanke, Rick Pastor, Greg Kalkwarf, william Mutch, Rich Schierburg, John Kamprath, Sean Nohavec, Matt Arias, Jim Barbour, Paul Brooks, Tal Diamant, Roger W. Dieckhaus, Brent Griner, Wayne Grider, Alan Guzowski, Tom Kahn, Ann King, Jerry Laflen, Manuel Martinez, Joe Nelson, Jon Robinson, Gary Schwartz, Jeff Shigeno, Tom Tarver, Clint Woodman
Introductions: Dr. Rich Salem
Speaker: Mike Salem
Sponsors: Greiner Electric, LLC, Krische Construction, Andrews Securities LLC, Wesco, BKD LLP, TST Inc, of Denver, UMB Bank Colorado, Peregrine Group Development, FM Sportsradio 104.3 The FAN, Ludlow-Griffith Foundation, Advanced Laser & Skin Care Clinic, Denver Botanic Gardens, Brook's Steakhouse, Centre Salon & Spa, Cheesecake Factory, Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Comedy Works, Deborah Currier, Denver Zoo, Elway's, Estes Condos, Interlocks Hair, Inverness Hotel, JW Marriott Cherry Creek, Landmark Theatres, Lovely Confections, Marriott Denver West, McNeil Designer Portraits, Meridian Golf Club, Mountain Whitewater Descents, Racine's/Dixon's, Red Lion Hotel, Riverpointe Spa, Sanitas Skincare, Michael & Iris Smith, Southwest Airlines, Stanley Hotel, The Winery, Touch of the Goddess Healing, Violet
Attire: Casual Dress; sweatshirts and jeans encouraged
Donors: Kim Andrews, Michael & Iris Smith, Southwest Airlines, McNeil Designer Portraits, Stanley Hotel, Aspen Lodge, Touch of Goddess and Riverpoint Spa, Estes Park Condos, Mountain Whitewater Descents and An Escape Spa Salon
Event Coordinator: Amy MacGregor Hoffmann
Board of Directors: Margaret Sue Allon, Stephen W. Arent, Rich Baer, Jim Berenbaum, Paulette Brody, Norman Brownstein, Robin Chotin, Geraldine Cohen, David Engleberg, Joel Farkas, Michael Feiner, Barbara Gallagher, Tom Gart, Lawrence Gelfond, Roger Gibson, Will Gold, III, A. Barry Hirschfeld, Steven M. Kaufmann, Mariner Kemper, Steven D. Kris, James D. Kuhn, Robert L. Mettler, Marvin Moskowitz, Meyer M. Saltzman, Blair E. Richardson, Michael K. Schonbrun, Carole Schwartz, Martin Semple, Stephen B. Siegel, Wendy Siegel, Burton M. Tansky, Debra Tuchman, Daniel Yohannes, Evan H. Zucker
Blacktie Photos by: Corrie Vela
Sean Nohavec, Rick Schierburg, Dr. Michael Salem and John Kamprath, Hoops & Hoopla coaches and co-chairs.
Inside, a nine-panel video wall and big-screen televisions near the open bars and throughout the West Club Level showed the games for those who were interested – and those who were interested were following closely! - while others gathered around the strategically placed pool tables and poker tables. Lines formed for a chance to shoot hoops to the side of the room, while golfers tried their hand at fantasy golf nearby. The gaming tables were generously provided by BKD LLP, Consolidated Electrical Distributor, Crescent Electrical Supply, Gexpro, Greg Fisher Lighting Sales, Illumination Systems, Krische Construction Peregrine Group Development LLC , UMB Bank of Colorado and Meridian Fire & Security, just to name a few.
The silent auction table was packed with unique items and bid sheets filled up quickly. Among the winners were Rich Schierburg who won a family portrait package, Paulette Brody who won two nights at the theatre with a prefixe dinner at Restaurant Kevin Taylor and David Greiner who won a night on the town with Comedy Works and dinner. Generous donations from many local vendors made the elegant event possible.
Angela and Gerald Hawkins attended the event with grateful expressions for the help their son Marcus has been receiving for his asthma. Marcus is now nine years old and a fully functioning little boy, thanks to help from National Jewish Health doctors and ongoing care and treatment.
Guests enjoyed a beautiful buffet dinner catered by Epicurean Catering. Event Co-Chair Rich Schierburg of Peregrine Group Development represented the rest of the “Coaches” (the other co-chairs were Greg Kalkwarf, John Kamprath, Ward Mahanke, William Mutch, Sean Nohavec and Rick Pastor), to introduce the award given Griener Electric for their generous support of the event and briefly spoke of the difference National Jewish Health makes in the lives of their patients, touching most notably on the amount of free care given to those that cannot afford it.
Final attendance was marked at 375 with ticket sales, donations and silent auction totaling more than $100,000 to benefit the institution.
Events like this are wonderful to see as our local community generously supports the healing work that National Jewish Health provides, not only to those in need in