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May 29, 2009 - Stout Street Foundation's 3rd Annual Golf Tournament

What: Stout Street Foundation's 3rd Annual Benefit Golf Tournament and Silent Auction

Where: Buffalo Run Golf Course

When: Friday, May 29, 2009

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Ticket Prices: Individual Golfers- $125, Foursomes- $500, luncheon and silent auction-$30 a person

Beneficiary: Individuals who struggle with serious substance abuse

Founders: Bradley Lucero Jr.

Executive Director: Mr. Thomas Knight

Staff: Program Director- Christopher Conway, Director of Development- Ms. Teri Smith, Controller- Darcy Narans, Logistics Director- Mrs. Sharon Sieh, Director of Serenity- Ms. Sharol Wells

Welcome: Teri Smith, Director of Development

Speaker: Micah and Travis B - residents at Stout Street

Catering: Buffalo Run Golf Course

Sponsors: Glendale Raptors, Mile Hi Specialty Foods, Hollywood Body, Time for Change, 1st Bank, Tetra Tech, Selma's Guest House, Ogden Street South Restaurant & Bar, Colorado Business Bank, Bee Innovative Signs and Banners

Quote of the evening: "I now spend more money on my golf clubs and equipment than I did on my addiction." Micah - resident at Stout Street talking about his recovery

Attendance: 100

Attire: Golf Attire


Blacktie Photos by: Billie Rommes

 Will Panella, Buffalo Run 1st Assistant Golf Professional with Mary Callan from Stout Street Foundation
Will Panella, Buffalo Run 1st Assistant Golf Professional with Mary Callan from Stout Street Foundation

If one wanted to get out and play a round of golf and enjoy an absolutely perfect Colorado day while supporting a great cause, then the 3rd Annual Stout Street Foundation Benefit Golf Tournament was by far the best place to be.

Hosted at the Buffalo Run Golf Course in Commerce City on Friday May 29, 2009, over 100 members of the community, including court magistrates, probation officers and police officers, came together to play side by side with residents and staff from the Stout Street Foundation. The golf event, which is Stout Street's largest fundraiser of the year, paired up Denver law enforcement, legal professionals and supportive members of the community to golf with residents from the foundation, all of whom are overcoming addictions and learning the skills necessary to rebuild their lives and return to the community as productive and responsible citizens.

With team names like, Cops & Robbers, This Years Winners and NGI ( Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity), everyone came to have fun and raise some funds for SSF. After spending a beautiful morning on the course, everyone enjoyed a buffet lunch provided by the Buffalo Run Golf Club. Guests also had an opportunity to check out the silent auction tables and put in their bids for a number of great items. There were prizes given out to individuals from different challenges placed at different holes throughout the golf tournament as well as special recognition awards given to a few of the event sponsors and supporters. And of course, there was an award for the winning team for the over all best golf score.

Overall, it was a great day and a great way to spend a fabulous afternoon. And borrowing from the Stout Street's motto - it really was a good day for "People Helping People Help Themselves."

Stout Street Foundation operates as a not for profit, self-sufficient organization without primary economic dependence on municipal, state, or federal funding. Within the structured environment, Stout Street Foundation provides for food, lodging, and specific programs and treatment for residents. For over 30 years, Stout Street Foundation has been a service leader in and around the Denver community. From their humble beginnings at a house on Stout Street in Denver to completely refurbishing an old hotel in Commerce City, they have grown in leaps and bounds and continue to be the largest therapeutic community in Colorado.

Stout Street has helped thousands of individuals over the years and continues to treat over 400 individuals a year. They have also branched out with their Choosing Life Center program, offering outpatient treatment. In October of 2006 Stout Street opened the doors to a 28-day, intensive inpatient program: Serenity. With the addition of Serenity, the Stout Street Foundation is now able to offer services to an even larger demographic and continue to be "People Helping People Help Themselves."

The mission of the Stout Street Foundation (SSF) is to provide the necessary services and support in a totally structured therapeutic community environment to assist addicts and alcoholics to help themselves in rehabilitation, recovery, and transition in returning to society as productive and responsible citizens. For additional information on Stout Street Foundation and it's programs, please visit their website at

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