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September 10, 2012 - Tees Fore Two for ChildSafe

What: Third Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Where: Fort Collins Country Club

When: Monday, September 10, 2012

Ticket Prices: $140

Beneficiary: ChildSafe, Front Range Exceptional Equestrians

Presenting Sponsor(s): Rotary Breakfast Club (premiere), Barbarry Ranch (platinum), Realtec Fort Collins (gold), OtterCares, Stoneworks andd Woodward (silver), Airgas, Markley Motors and Spine Correction Center (bronze)

Corporate Chairperson(s): Jan Goldstein

Co-Chair(s): Don Sinnar

Committee Members: Jim Pearson, Terry Dougherty

President(s): Roger Colonnese

Staff: Volunteers from ChildSafe and Front Range Exceptional Equestrians

Attendance: 162 golfers

Special Thanks: Erin Busch

Blacktie Photos by: Christopher Smith


 ROMEO Golf Club President Roger Colonnese, left, with Lynn Colonnese, Millie Kneeland and Doug Kneeland
ROMEO Golf Club President Roger Colonnese, left, with Lynn Colonnese, Millie Kneeland and Doug Kneeland

An event-record 162 golfers took to Fort Collins Country Club golf course Monday at the third annual Tees Fore Two, benefitting ChildSafe and four other charities.

ChildSafe provides counseling for youth affected by sexual abuse and other traumas. The golf tournament serves as a major fundraiser.

The golfers split into two groups, teeing off in the morning or afternoon in a best-ball scramble. Two teams shot a collective 55 to tie for the win.

Participants paid $140 and enjoyed two meals Monday at the country club, which provided each golfer with a coupon for an additional free round.

The ROMEO (Retired Old Men’s Equal Opportunity) Golf Club, which founded the event in conjunction with ChildSafe and Front Range Exceptional Equestrians, also awarded prizes for things like longest drive and closest to the pin. Every golfer was eligible for door prizes and to participate in a morning and afternoon live auction.

The Rotary Breakfast Club of Fort Collins became the event’s major sponsor this year and selected three more charities to benefit. The organization will assume full financial control of next year’s Tees Fore Two.

We would like to continue to support more charities,” said Jan Goldstein, ROMEO Golf Club committee chairman. “It’s very exciting. Every year it gets bigger and bigger. And every year we’re helping more charities in the community of Northern Colorado, Larimer County and Fort Collins.”

ChildSafe is an outpatient treatment center in Fort Collins offering individual, group, family and play therapy. ChildSafe’s therapists have specialized training in trauma and child sexual abuse.

To learn more about ChildSafe, please visit www.childsafecolorado.org.

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