Guests at the annual Stout Street Foundation Golf Classic always come prepared to weather the storm—this tournament seems to attract a spectrum of conditions provided by Mother Nature. For this year’s version, it was like a virtual three-state tour. The tournament began with a beautiful, sunny Colorado morning before turning into Oklahoma—where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain—and ended up with just a touch of North Dakota chill. As golfers finished their rounds and sat down to lunch, storm clouds surrounded the area … but despite a few tiny raindrops, the tournament ended without event–just lots and lots of fun.

(l to r): John DiCandito, Nathan Padilla and Daniel Padilla

On Friday, June 21, Green Valley Ranch Golf Club played host for the lucky 13th golf fundraiser, another sellout. (Editor’s note: Mark your calendars for next year.) Foursomes were able to compete in a scramble format, with lots of on-course contests in addition to drawings for prizes during lunch. Guests were able to peruse the silent auction, mingle and enjoy a great buffet lunch, along with the camaraderie that always seems to surround a Stout Street event. Denver Broncos alumni continue to support with attendance and on-course participation, and this year we saw: Haven Moses, Rick Upchurch, Larry Evans and Mike Harden. Brief remarks from Vice President of Development Teri Smith and President/CEO Christopher Conway drove home the importance of guest participation in Stout Street fundraisers to help with its mission of addiction recovery. This year’s winning golf team: Trevor Jackson, Erik Nielsen, Adam Helie and Tom Brue.

For more than 40 years, Stout Street Foundation has been a service leader in and around the Denver community. With a motto of “Helping people help themselves,” Stout Street Foundation (SSF) annually serves more than 300 adult men and women with addiction recovery programs and services. Its mission is to provide the necessary services and support in a totally structured therapeutic community environment to assist addicts and alcoholics to help themselves in rehabilitation, recovery, and transition in returning to society as productive and responsible citizens.

Jenna Lucero (left) and Kendall McVicker

Its two- to three-year residential programs teach how to reside in the real world as a sober adult, and SSF also offers an intensive 28-day inpatient treatment. By providing for even the basic needs of its residents, it provides a foundation for rebuilding, for recovery and for a new life. SSF operates as a not-for-profit, self-sufficient organization without primary economic dependence on municipal, state or federal funding. To learn more, please visit StoutStreet.org, or call 866-722-7040.