“Children are not adults. Their bodies are physiologically different from an adult,” said Dr. Rob Kramer, explaining the importance of research funds needed for children with health issues. Most research is done on adult diseases nationwide, he continued, but, while those studies do help with childhood diseases, much is needed to specifically help children with heart disease and intestinal problems.  Dr. Kramer emphasized this at the brunch preceding an exclusive day of golf at Sanctuary Golf Course and the 21st Annual Children’s Classic Golf Tournament. The Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation depends on events like the Classic Golf Tournament to remain current with the latest in children’s diseases.

When it was founded in 1908 in Denver, Children’s Hospital Colorado set out to be a leader in providing the best healthcare outcomes for children. That calling has consistently made it one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation and a place parents across the Rocky Mountain region have come to trust.

In 1978, Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation was formally established as a separate charitable 501(c)(3) organization dedicated solely to advancing the mission of Children’s Hospital Colorado.

The Foundation believes all children should have the chance for a healthy future. They are committed to community engagement and facilitating philanthropic support on behalf of the children and families Children’s Colorado serves.

Sancturary Golf Course in Sedalia was built by Dave and Gail Liniger, who for more than thirty years have supported numerous non-profits in Colorado. The Sancturary is private, a members only course, which has two members, Dave and Gail Liniger. Their generosity is unsurpassed. Their golf course and club house are dedicated to fundraising and hosting events that benefit their home, Colorado.

The Children’s Golf Classic on August 7, 2017, hosted approximately 124 supporters. The golfers took to the immaculately manicured golf course for an exceptional day of golf, friendship, philanthropy, magnificent food and a staff that would see to one’s every need. Even the golf carts are exclusive, state-of-the-art machines.

Sanctuary is a gift to the senses from Jim Engh of Castle Rock.  America’s brightest new rising star in golf architecture. Except for rattlesnake warnings, Engh and the Linigers have created an ideal setting for charitable events. For those who haven’t had the privilege of an invitation to this ‘little bit of heaven on earth,’ the fairways look like one big exquisite green designed with indigenous rock walls, water falls; cart paths that twist and wind to heights unparalleled on even the most expensive courses in the world.

The all day event included a morning brunch before the shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. On finishing eighteen holes the golfers were met with a post-golf cocktail reception with culinary stations and a tasting with Leopold Brothers fine bourbon. The day was wrapped up with musical entertainment, awards and thank yous to all who participated in this fun day for children across Colorado.

To learn more about CHC please go to:

Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
Phone: 720-777-1796 | Fax: 720-777-1799
Anschutz Medical Campus | 13123 East 16th Avenue, B045 | Aurora, Colorado 80045