Grand County realtors play for charity |

Grand County realtors play for charity

Penny Rafferty HamiltonVolunteer Grand County Board of Realtors

Bringing hope to children with cancer and other life threatening diseases, the Shining Stars Foundation recently held a successful Tee Off for Kids with Cancer charity golf tournament. Shining Stars administrative office is in Tabernash. Cookie Ready, Broker with Gingery & Associates, was a major organizer for this important fund raising event. Our local real estate and business community was so involved at the sponsorship level, as volunteers and as tournament players.Real Estate of Winter Park was one of our banquet sponsors and two of their Realtors, Cliff Anderson and Shanna Lalley played at the Pole Creek Golf Club. Alan Funk of Black Diamond Real Estate and Stuart Huster of Coldwell Banker also played for the charity event. Stuart also donated golf clubs and a pair of skis for the grand prizes, said Ready.Connie Huster, General Manager of Grand Quarters and Broker with Coldwell Banker is a Grand County Advisory Committee member and frequent volunteer for Shining Stars. Kathy Gingery, Realtor and volunteer Treasurer of the Grand County Board of Realtors (GCBOR) also serves as Shining Stars Foundation Executive Director. Doctors refer patients to the Shining Stars programs because of the outreach and unique recreational opportunities made available to children with cancer and other life threatening diseases at no cost to the child or their families. These are children who traded their homes for hospitals and have had painful medical procedures, explained Realtor Ready.When they experience a Shining Stars event, they are so joyful. It is really inspirational to be a small part of such an important program, ended Cookie. You can learn more about this charitable organization at or call Cookie Ready or Kathy Gingery at (970) 726-8009. Another important community group getting real estate sponsorship is the Grand County Blues Society. Real Estate of Winter Park brokers joined other community sponsors for the recent Blues Festival. Shanna Lalley explained. We enjoyed volunteering in our festival booth for the two-day musical event.We raffled off two guitars with free raffle tickets and gave out free re-usable grocery bags which were very popular. Musician Bob Margolin even autographed one of the guitars. It was a very well-attended community event, ended Lalley.The Grand County Blues Society is a volunteer group with several projects bringing top quality blues bands to the community and our local students. To learn more visit

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