June, 09 2008 - American Cancer Society Hosts 3rd Annual Hope Invitational Golf Tournament

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David Hirt, AT&T and Kerry Fowler, Monster Media, Hope Invitational event committee co-chairs ACS Distingushed Event Director Jan Klepinger gets a hug from Coach Karl, Honorary Chair for the Hope Invitational Nuggets Head Coach George Karl and Kevin May greet Tom Long, Matrix Service Company and Hope Invitational Executive Committee Co-Chair ACS Staff welcome golfers at registration.
Sean Meyerhoffer, with the American Cancer Society get's a golf tip Brian Nishi, Country Club at Castle Pines Golf Pro and Jan Klepinger, American Cancer Society Distinguished Events Director Karen Hill, Regional Vice President and Jan Klepinger get ready for a long day. Patick Gaines, Director of Major Gifts for ACS, thanks golfers for their support.
31 foursomes head out for shotgun start. Coach George Karl and John Finegan, ACS director of Estate and Gift Planning Bill Ficke, left, George Karl, Karen Hill and Doug Moe Buffet table of tomato mozzarella salad, cucumber & onion salad, cous cous, oven roasted cumin potatoes, haricot verts aux herbes (green beans)
London broil carving station A gift from the heart; auction item from Tffany's included a matching heart shaped pendant bracelet and necklace. Avalanche Experience item included signed Sakic jersey, team signed stick, 4 game tickets & tour of Pepsi Center. Chef Robert Leavitt carving & serving
Celebrity emcee Marc Moser from Altitude Sports & Entertainment Executive Tournament Director Tom Long, President & CEO of DCP Midstream Partners, thanks golfers for their support. Cancer Survivor Kevin May talks about his experiences Celebrity auctioneer Norm Jones, also from Altitude Sports & Entertainment, persuades the bidders to go higher.
ACS's Jan Klepinger congratulates Sean Springle, winner of Exotic Tropical Adventure. Tom Long, Matrix Service Co., Hope Invitational Executive Committee co-chair and Sean Sprinkle with Bear Cub Energy, who had the winning bid on the Ecuador trip, which Tom donated James Fedon, Business Development Manager for PCL Construction, highest bidder for the Avalanche Experience. John Leonard, "Denver Nuggets Kid Caster" highest bidder. Package included 4 Nuggets game tickets, 4 autographed passes for a post game tour of Pepsi Center & autogrpahed pair of Nene's shoes.
Jan Klepinger congratulates John Blake for winning the Ultimate Buffaloes Experience. Package included tickets to both football & basketball games. Coach Karl addresses the participants. Coach Karl discusses the formation of "The coaches club;" as Marc Moser and Mark Borer look on. Jan Klepinger and Robert Clark, Bear Cub Energy
3rd Place Winners, the team from ACI Services 2nd Place Winners; Mike Clark, Robert Clark, Shayne Harris, & Sean Sprinkle Winning team captain Dave Seery Bob Dunn, longest putt winner & Allen Pierce, UBS (United Bank of Scotland) Financial Services, Inc. golf package winner
Sean Meyer Hoffer, Division Distingushed Event Director & Karen Hill, Regional Vice President celebrate another successful Hope Invitational Tournament.      
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