August 31, 2009 - Goodwill Golf Classic Presented by CareerBuilder.com and The 19th Hole Silent Auction & Celebration
What: Goodwill Golf Classic presented by CareerBuilder.com, Driving for Diplomas was a last day of August success.
Where: Lakewood Country Club
When: Monday, August 31, 2009
Time: Noon - 8 p.m.
Beneficiary: Goodwill’s Youth Services Program
EMCEE: Tom Manoogian
President(s): Tim Welker, President &CEO
Introductions: Joyce Schlose, VP of Workforce Development
Libations: Open bar
Catering: Lakewood Country Club
Sponsors: Presenting: CareerBuilder.com
Gold Sponsors: Grant Thornton, Marsh, JP Morgan Chase, EON Office, Colorado Casualty Insurance, IBEW III, Waste Management, Watson Wyatt, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Xcel Energy, Big O Tires
Auctioneer: Tom Manoogian
Quote of the evening: "Thank you for helping kids to continue dreaming. Your contributions to Goodwill has given many kids a future."
Menu: Pasta Puntenesca, mushroom ravioli with Alfredo sauce, Cavatappi pasta in vodka cream, California rolls, antipasti, pot stickers, coconut shrimp, fresh roasted beef tenderloin and turkey breast on fresh baked rolls.
Planning Committee: Eric Akerson, Greg Ball, Keith Braxton, Michael Ebedes, Brent Grube, Mike Kennedy, Mike Kenner, Pete Koury, Scott Maierhofer, Jason Weston, Van oYoung, Duane Lawlor, John Cuny.
Board of Directors: Tricia Allen, Tom Athenour, Mary Bahde, Gregory Ball, George Bogdewiecz, Kathleen Cook, Bill Eisner, C. Dale Flowers, Kevin King, Jean Lawhead, David Leonard, Doug Linkhart, Scott Maierhofer, Carrie Mesch - Vice Chair, James Meurer, Todd Munson - Chair, Kevin Patterson, James Romero - Secretary, W. Dean Salter, Bill Schmidt, Jason Shunk, Steve Swain, Dawn Taylor Owens, Scott Worrell, Clifford Young, John Youngquist.
Steering Committee: Golf Committee: Martin Pocs, chair, Eric Akerson, Greg Ball, Keith Braxton, Michael Ebedes, Brent Grube, Mike Kennedy, Mike Kenner, Pete Koury, Scott Maierhofer, Jason Weston, Van Young, Duane Lawlor, John Cuny.
Blacktie Photos by: Jan McNutt
Scholarship recipient Marketta Briscoe, left, and her friend Lelia Hobley.
Lakewood Country Club was the perfect setting for the 7th annual Goodwill Golf Tournament. It was a beautiful and sunny on the last day of August. It was heated up before it even started as 130 golfers raised a whooping $5,000 in donations just for Mulligan’s. A very competitive crowd. They were also treated to a bloody mary’s, cigars and lunch provided by Einstein’s.
During the day the golfers enjoyed many activities out at the holes like a martini ice luge, energy hole with energy drinks and bars, margaritas or one of two chance at a one- in one for a Mazda 3 from Sill TerHar or Rolex’s by Williams Jeweler’s for the entire foursome.
At about 5:30 pm the golfers starting tallying their scores and realized there was a tie for first with a score of 52. A
The 19th Hole Silent Auction and Celebration in
Radio host Tom Manoogian aka Lou from Littleton, got the auction going by introducing
Keith Braxton, President of Colorado Casualty, a gold sponsor, was introduced and asked to hand the scholarships to the five students; Luis Vargas, Yadiro Solis, Johnny Alvarado, Jesus Trevizo and Marketta Briscoe. Manoogian took the mic again and started his auctioneering talents. At live auction's close, the money raised was well over $15,000. Helping to up the fundraising were big ticket auction items that brought in the bucks: Breckenridge house rental; Exclusive Resorts vacation; Denver Broncos luxury box and the Mexican golf vacation at Estrella Del Mar Golf & Beach resort.
What a tremendously successful evening for Goodwill’s friends and supporters. The goal for the 19th Hole Auction was $25,000 and the total raised for the day was over $146,000. Thanks to the generous and caring donations from sponsors and golfers, Goodwill is teeing up for another tournament next August 30, 2010.