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June 03, 2013 - Golf and Build: 9th Annual Habitat Golf Classic Shines

What: Golf tournament, luncheon and awards, and silent auction

Where: Glenmoor Country Club

When: Monday, June 3, 2013

Time: Shotgun start 8am

Ticket Prices: $200 individual; $750 foursome

Beneficiary: Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver's Globeville Redevelopment Project

Executive Director: Heather Lafferty, CEO and Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Metro Denver; Scott Bates, Habita

Catering: Glenmoor Country Club

Sponsors: Cigna, Noble Energy, H.M. Brown & Associates, The Standard, Gold Star Sausage Co., A to Z Roofing & Gutters, Brown/Tedstrom Inc, Citywide Banks, Temple Sinai, Trinity United Methodist Church, Mendel and Company Construction, Progressive Energy Solutions, Charter Financial, UMB, The Computer ER, St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Insight Primary Care, Hebrew Educational Alliance, Candy & Ken Grosz/Chris & David Agnew, B'nai Havurah, First Universalist Church of Denver, Rodef Shalom, Central Christian Church, Temple Emanuel, Christ The King Catholic Church, Temple Micah, Voluntary Benefit Solutions, Prairie Unitarian Universalist Church South Broadway Christian Church, US Bank

Menu: Seasonal buffet lunch

Attendance: 100

Attire: Golf attire

Special Thanks: Rob Ayers, Glenmoor Country Club, Blacktie Colorado, Lisa Chamberlain, HIA congregation reps & Golf Classic volunteers

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Event Coordinator: Rob Ayers

Board of Directors: Russell Kemp, president; David Honeyfield, vice-president; Taylor C. Kirkpatrick, secretary; Kristin Jacobs, treasurer; Nicole R. Ament, Michael Criner, Marc Ducnuigeen, Roxanne Fie Anderson, Jaime Gomez, Lisa A. Goodbee, Peter E. Kalan, David Karnell, Shelley Marquez, John Petty, Tom Sattler, Steve Shaffer, Molly Urbina

Blacktie Photos by: Lisa Perry

 Zach Dougherty, Katie Boland, Becky Worrell and Andrea Levine
Zach Dougherty, Katie Boland, Becky Worrell and Andrea Levine

With proceeds going toward building homes for deserving families, more than 100 big-hearted golfers also spent the day building friendships—and of course a winning score—at the 9th annual Habitat Golf Classic. Under blue skies with summery temperatures and some winds that could help boost a drive, the tournament was held at gorgeous Glenmoor Country Club on Monday, June 3. 

Volunteers from Habit for Humanity of Metro Denver were on hand early to give out tournament gifts and set up grab-and-go breakfast treats to get golfers on the course with confidence and a little caffeine. Foursomes negotiated the rolling hills and occasional sparkling waters, with hole-in-one enticements that ranged from cash to a new car donated by H.M. Brown & Associates. They also had the opportunity for on-the-spot donations buying a long drive from heavy-hitter Rob Oristaglio—his personal fundraising goal for the day was $8,500, and generous golfers stepped up to the monetary challenge.

While a few foursomes were focused on low scores, everyone was able to enjoy a relaxing day—and some hilarious antics—on the course. After their 18-hole rounds, golfers met up at the clubhouse to bid on an array of silent auction items, and sit down to a cool-and-comfortable buffet lunch in the dining room with program and awards emceed by Rich Shube.

Funds from the tournament were earmarked  for Habitat for Humanity Denver Metro’s Globeville Redevelopment Project and the newest local Habitat owners, a family of six. Habitat for Humanity believes that everyone, everywhere deserves a decent place to live. The program gives people a "hand up," not a handout. The organization empowers families who are willing to work hard to achieve their dream of homeownership. Each Habitat homeowner invests hundreds of hours to help build their home, and then purchases it with an affordable, zero-percent interest mortgage. Habitat for Humanity Metro Denver has been building homes and helping area families for 11 years. For more information, please visit


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