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July 23, 2012 - Golf with LFS to Help Others

What: Lutheran Family Services Hosts Golf Scramble Tournament at Pinehurst Country Club to raise money to fund their services to the community.

Where: Pinehurst Country Club

When: Monday, July 23, 2012

Time: 7:00 breakfast, 8:00 shotgun start

Beneficiary: Lutheran Family Services

Mistress of Ceremonies: Matt Flener, 9News

Presenting Sponsor(s): Best Buy, Cascadian Farms, C2 Imaging, Egan Printing, First Bank, Premco Assoc, Robert Mulverhill

Committee Members: Joe Fortna, Keith LaShier, Kim Monson, Bob Mulverhill, Doug Phelps, Gavin Plumb, Jake Wuest

President(s): Jim Barclay

Speaker: Alana Hankins

Libations: Cash Bar

Catering: Pinehurst CC

Sponsors: Abiding Hope Lutheran Church, National Greenhouse Co., Redeemer Lutheran church, Robert and Judi Newman, Sanjel, TDA_Boulder, Robert and Carol Stamp, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Halo Branded Solutions

Auctioneer: Matt Flener, 9News

Menu: Burgers, brats, house salad, assorted cookies and desserts

Attire: Golf attire

Event Coordinator: Danette Goldhammer

Board of Directors: For a complete of the LFS Board of Directors and for more information about you can get involved helping LFS help others, visit their website at:

Blacktie Photos by: Bob Fontneau

 The winning foursome of Keith LaShier, Don Alpern, Mark Yoss and Tom Coates
The winning foursome of Keith LaShier, Don Alpern, Mark Yoss and Tom Coates

Lutheran Family Services held their annual golf tournament July 23, 2012 at Pinehurst Country Club, to raise money and awareness for the many programs they run to help people in the community.  Golfers arrived at 7:00 am for registration and breakfast, and the scramble format tournament began at 8:00 with a shot gun start.  The 'golf gods' cooperated and the tournament was played under a blue Colorado sky.

In addition to the beautiful trophies awarded to the winning foursomes in the Church Cup groups, there were individual skill prizes, including closest to the pin, longest drive, longest putt, and the big prize, a new Audi from Audi McDonald for a hole-in-one.  Unfortunately, no one aced the hole and the car went unclaimed yet again.  The tournament was hotly contested with first, second, and third place separated by a mere three strokes.

After the golf, the players retired to the beautiful patio overlooking the pool at Pinehurst CC and lunched on delicious burgers and brats, served with a salad of fresh greens, followed by assorted cookies and desserts.  Jane Pope Meehan, LFS Vice President, then stepped to the microphone and told the crowd a little bit about the work done by Lutheran Family Services and its importance to the community.

Ms. Meehan then introduced emcee Matt Flener of 9News, who told the golfers about the silent auction items available for bid, including signed memorabilia from Broncos and Rockies greats.  Flener then introduced Alana Hankins, LFS board member and also an adoptee through LFS, who told her story and reiterated the importance of helping others.  Ms. Hankins was very thankful for the chance LFS gave her and was very happy for the opportunity to give back through them.

Flener then came back and began the live auction, which included golf-related items such as custom-fit golf clubs from D'Lance Golf and a trip to Sedona, Arizona.  Bidding was brisk on both live and silent auctions and by the end of the day, the golf tournament in total raised approximately $30,000 to help aid Lutheran Family Service in their service to others. 

Door prizes and prizes from the tournament were awarded with 1st place in the Church Cup going to the foursome of Keith LaShier, Don Alpern, Mark Yoss, and Tom Coates.  Closest to the pin and longest drive awards were won by Matt Rauh Jr. for men and Lori Walkup for women.  The tournament winners in the women's group were Susie McLure, Sandy Mossman, Mary Drey, and Kathy Carroll.

For more information on how you can get involved or donate to Lutheran Financial Services, visit their website at



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