May 20, 2011 - 5th Annual Stout Street Benefit Golf Tournament
What: Fundraiser golf tournament and luncheon with awards and silent auction
Where: Green Valley Ranch Golf Club
When: Friday, May 20, 2011
Time: Shotgun start at 8 a.m.
Ticket Prices: $125 individual
Beneficiary: Stout Street Foundation
EMCEE: Teri Smith, SSF Development Director
Executive Director: Tom Knight
Staff: Brad Lucero III, Asst. Executive Director; Christopher Conway, SSF Program Director; Darcy Narans, CFO; Sharon Sieh, Logistics Specialist; Pamela Fisher, Night Supervisor; Nicholas Petrucelli, IT Director; Teri Smith, Development Director; Barbara Schibler, Admissions Coordinator; Tom Pino, Education Director;
Speaker: Victor U., SSF alum
Catering: Green Valley Ranch Golf Club
Menu: Grilled burgers and brats, pasta salad, cookies and beverage bar
Attire: Golf attire
Event Coordinator: Brad Lucero and Teri Smith
Blacktie Photos by: Lisa Perry
Board member Niki Worthan, left, Christopher Konecny, Ricardo Iacovoni and Sara Koval
Mother Nature teed off with a few wet and chilly challenges, but the sun finally came through for Stout Street Foundation’s annual golf tournament on Friday, May 20, at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club. Were players out on the practice tees in 40-degree temperatures at 6:30 a.m.? You bet, with spirited competition among the teams (and a few bets on the side). The 120 players were a congenial group of clients, staff, volunteers and supporters determined to raise money for Stout Street Foundation's treatment programs for substance abuse. A good chunk of funds was generated with purchased mulligans by golfers having a “shankopotomus” day.
After a fun round of 18 holes, including contests for big prizes, players met up with non-golfing friends and supporters for a hearty lunch of grilled burgers and brats. A silent auction inspired bids for sports gear and autographed memorabilia, and a number of Denver Bronco football alums were part of golf teams. Bronco greats spotted in the crowd and on the course included Haven Moses, Billy Thompson, Frank Robinson, Larry Brunson and Ebenezer Ekuban. Guest speaker and SSF program alum Victor U. highlighted the success of the organization’s initiatives with his personal account.
Incorporated in 1976, the Stout Street Foundation for addiction rehabilitation was created to provide a supportive, therapeutic community for addicts and alcoholics. With programs designed to help clients help themselves, the organization strives to return each individual to society as a recovering, productive and responsible citizen. Currently, three separate programs address a number of client needs.
Over the years, the Stout Street Foundation's longterm treatment facility has grown and expanded from a small house on Stout Street in Denver with just a handful of residents to a newly refurbished hotel in Commerce City accommodating more than 125 people in a self-contained community. The program not only addresses substance abuse, but helps with life skills. Residents are assigned jobs within the community, as well as within the residential building.
The Stout Street Foundation also provides an outpatient clinic, the Choosing Life Center, offering a variety of effective treatment services. The foundation’s third option, Serenity, is a 28-day intensive residential treatment facility, available for the public as well as the judicial community.
The organization holds a number of fundraisers throughout the year. Save the date for its 35th anniversary celebration with comedian Mark Lundholm on Oct. 22, 2011. For more information about Stout Street Foundation's programs and events, call 303-321-2533, or go to: www.StoutStreet.org.