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August 06, 2012 - Boys and Girls Clubs Tee It Up To Help the Kids

What: Golf tournament to benefit Boys and Girls clubs of Metro Denver, Monday, August 6, 2012.

Where: The Country Club at Castle Pines

When: Monday, August 6, 2012

Time: 9:30 checkin. 10:30 shotgun start

Presenting Sponsor(s): Tournament Partners: RJ Clark Family Foundation, Nike Golf, The Country Club at Castle Pines

Gala Chairperson(s): Steve Richards and Alex Hammerstein

President(s): John Arigoni

Libations: Complimentary beer and beverages

Catering: Country Club at Castle Pines

Sponsors: Thanks to the participating teams: CB Richard Ellis, Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman PC, Encana, Ernst & Young, Everist Works, First Western Trust Bank, GE Johnson, Holland & Hart, Husch Blackwell, Invesco Ltd, KeyBank, McDonald Automotive, Messner Reeves, Mile High Outdoor, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, PIMCO, Pinnacol Insurance, Powers Products, RJ Clark Family Foundation, Saunders Construction, The Denver Post, The Integer Group, UCI Wealth Advisors, United Launch Alliance, Weston Solutions

Quote of the evening: "It's been a great tournament and I look forward to the rest of the tournament and another great year," John Arigoni, BGCMD President

Menu: Burgers, hot dogs, brats, chicken sandwiches, and chips

Attire: Golf attire

Event Coordinator: Jessica Prasser

Board of Directors: For a full list of the BGCMD board or for more info about how to get involved, go to their website at

Blacktie Photos by: Bob Fontneau

 Doug Sawyer, Eric Grossman, Nate Orr and Brent Powers on their way to a tournament win
Doug Sawyer, Eric Grossman, Nate Orr and Brent Powers on their way to a tournament win

The Boys and Girls clubs of Metro Denver held their annual Golf tournament Monday, August 6, 2012, at the Country Club at Castle Pines.  Golfers began to arrive at 8:30 and began registration, where they were given $100 to spend in the Boys and Girls Clubs Nike Store.  After shopping, golfers headed to the range to warm up and fuel up with a continental breakfast provided by the Country Club.  They headed to their carts and were briefed on the tournament rules before heading out to their holes for a 10:30 shotgun start.

In addition to team awards, there were individual prizes available, including a hole-in-one prize car from McDonald Automotive if anyone scored an ace on the second hole (which they didn't).  Golfers played 18 of Colorado's most picturesque and challenging holes in a Shamble format, where each team member drove the ball, then each played their second shot from wherever the best drive landed.  After that, they all finished the hole playing their own shots.  The two best scores in each foursome were used on each hole. 

Lunch and beverages were served on the course, with burgers, brats, dogs, and chicken sandwiches on the menu.  Complimentary beer and cold beverages were also served.  Country Club employees patrolled the course, making sure golfers had everything they needed.

Proceeds from the tournament go to help reach kids at risk and provide them with a safe, positive place to spend their time after school and during the summer.  The Clubs' 14 sites serve more than 11,500 registered members, primarily those in financially-challenged communities of metro Denver.  The Clubs teach kids the values and give them the resources they need to grow up to reach their potential.

With the help of tournament partners the RJ Clark Family Foundation, Nike Golf, and the Country Club at Castle Pines,and the participation of all the corporate teams, the tournament raised more than $100,000 for the Clubs. 

Team winners got prizes provided by Nike Golf.  The winning foursome was the team from Power Products: Brent Powers, Eric Grossman, Nate Orr, and Doug Sawyer.  Runners-up were the foursome from Ernst & Young: Cart Pierson, Palmer Pierson, Josh Bolgren, and Wes Dillingham.  Rounding out the prize winners were the third place team from Messner & Reeves/ MasTec: David Reeves, Dick Siegert, Zach McGuire, and Kirk Darfler.

For more information about the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and how you can get involved in helping kids in the metro area, visit their website at

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