Grand Classic tournament raises $75,000 to help Grand County |

Grand Classic tournament raises $75,000 to help Grand County

To the Editor:Pole Creek Golf Club and Headwaters at Granby Ranch provided ideal locations and weather for 200 golfers June 26-28 as the Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District and Grand Foundation hosted a unique two-day tournament with practice rounds at two of Grand County’s best golf courses. The tournament’s net proceeds raised nearly $75,000, which will be used to improve the programs and services for residents and guests in Grand County. The Grand Classic was an innovative approach in partnering with another organization to raise awareness and funding for local programs and services. The $75,000 generated will help strengthen the community. We owe a debt of gratitude to our many tournament sponsors who contributed their time and financial support to the event.Granby Ranch, our presenting sponsor, was truly involved in the planning of every step. We are extremely grateful for their leadership and their dedication to the community and this fundraiser.The tournament champions in the first flight were Scott Emery, Scott Ledin, Pete Strohecker and Jason Thornton. The second flight first place winners were Jim Beck, Chris Cowne, Stan Kuriyama and Tom Sifers, all from Mountain Parks Electric.The Grand Classic was successful because of the many volunteers who contributed countless hours over the two days of tournament play.A special thank you and recognition to all of the tournament volunteers: Katelyn Anderson, Anne Burks, Colleen Deem, Karl Deem, Robin Dresen, Stefanie Feek, Liz Fowler, Jeni Fuqua, Jerry Groswold, Erica Gutting, Lois Hodne, Sandy Lenga, Sheri Lock, Annette Freytag-Maser, John Mason, Erica Mays, Heidi McNinch, Jill Ryall, Beth Sands, Donette Schmiedbauer, Malina Schneider, Jonnie Smith, Wendy Stefanski, Julie Turner, Laura Zietz and Colby Zink.Thanks also to the tournament staff: Kory Atkinson, Larry Burks, Susan Cahill, Jennifer Colley, Nigel Connors, Lucy Fischer, Chris Hoffbauer, Erin Jones, Bryan Kettlewell, Jill Kohlwey, Michelle Lawrence, Megan Ledin, Scott Ledin, Danielle Longano, Antoinette McVeigh, Mary Moynihan, Julie Pierce, Helen Sedlar, JT Thompson, Janelle Vincent, Karl Vogelbacher and Bill Wellington.Entertainment for the evening was provided by one of the Blues Society’s favorite bands Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers and our own local favorites Osborne & Key. Sponsors are the driving force behind the success of this tournament. The Grand Foundation and the Fraser Rec District would like to thank first and foremost their Presenting Sponsor Granby Ranch. Thanks to the hole sponsors Allegiant Management, Bank of the West, Barrett Construction, Boxwell Construction, Carroll & Lange, Century 21 & Winter Park Real Estate, Chillcoots Construction, Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties, Comcast Cable, Comcast Spotlight, Dakota Audio Video, Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Everist Materials, Granby Ranch, Grand Elk Ranch & Club, Grand Mountain Bank, Home Lumber, Johnson & Repucci LLP, Lampson International, Legacy Building Specialties.Millennium Bank, Morrow & Sons, Mountain Parks Electric, Mountainsmith, New Frontier Development, Orvis/Shorefox, RE/MAX Resorts of Grand County, Republic National Distributing, TCD Inc., Terra Firma Custom Homes, Title Company of the Rockies, Trice Jewelers, US Bank, Wells Fargo Bank-Winter Park, Winter Park Resort and Winter Park Station.Generous underwriting sponsors were B & K Distributing, Berenbaum, Weinshienk & Eason PC, Breckenridge Brewery, Dundee Resort Development, Foster’s Wine Estates, Fraser Crane, Lodgepole Homes, Mountain Parks Electric, Republic National Distributing, Shiner Beers, The Fairways at Pole Creek, Verso Cellars and Village Homes.Congratulations to Pole Creek Golf Club and Headwaters Golf Course at Granby Ranch for providing such exceptional tournament play.Helen SedlarGrand Foundation