There are 19th Holes, then, there are 19th Holes. The Goodwill organization treated their supporters to one of Denver’s top golf clubs on August 25, 2014.

The Colorado Golf Club is about as primo a watering hole as one can find after an exhausting day of missed hole-in-ones, scratches, birdies, lost balls, fairway mishaps and spectacular views from south Denver. It doesn’t get much better than this.

Goodwill Denver hosted the 12th annual Goodwill Golf Classic on a perfect Colorado weather day, that is until the last few holes when a powerful storm swooped in, and out, just in time for the golfers to find their way to the 19th Hole. The tournament ended in a lively celebration proving that men will be men after a day of golf in one of the prettiest settings ever. Tallying the score cards to a fine tune, they gathered to eat, drink and be merry. Not to mention they were duty bound to put their money where their mouths were in support of Goodwill’s educational fundraiser.

Amidst a glorious array of food and drink the supporters were urged by auctioneer, Jim Berz to drink up and loosen up as the live auction got underway. Berz did his job. The golfers stepped up to the plate to win bids on trips, golf, beer and beach time. The Cabo San Lucas package topped the bidding at $4,200.00. It was good fun and all for the annual charity golf tournament which supports Goodwill’s nationally recognized Youth Career Development Program. The program benefits more than 15,000 at-risk youth in Denver-area and northern Colorado schools each year.

Accepting trophies and $200, golfers Doug Rooney, Dan Fisher, Steve Baretz, and Chuck Latham proudly gloated over their first place win. It was a Big Fish Day.

Goodwill Denver has numerous programs that benefit youth, retired people, job opportunities and help toward the future for those in need. To get involved in Goodwill go to their website www.goodwilldenver.org

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