A dedicated crowd of 150 golfers, fundraisers and other supporters enjoyed a round of golf at Evergreen’s Hiwan Golf Club, August 12 for the 20th Annual LFS Golf Classic luncheon.

The organization provides a wide array of social services for elderly caregiver services, parenting classes, adoption and support for recent refugees. Now celebrating 65 years of service to the Denver Metro region, LFS sponsors one of the largest refugee resettlement programs in the West including 75 youth in foster and refugee care.

The awards luncheon featured silent and live auctions for the crowd who began the day with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start bright and early on a Monday. President and CEO Jim Barclay thanked donors and updated the crowd on emerging programs and organizational priorities. Later, LFS Board Chair Keith LaShier introduced a special guest and relative newcomer to Colorado who helped with emcee duties throughout the afternoon. 9News meteorologist Danielle Grant arrived from Spokane, Washington to Denver in May to support the KUSA-TV news team.

Thanks to enthusiastic prodding from LaShier and Grant, the live auction attracted aggressive bids including a golf putter donated by Arnold Palmer and a chance to race a supercharged sports car (Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche or Audi) with photo and video package.

Established in 1948, LFS continues to grow and expand its social service programs. LFS presents its next fundraiser in Colorado Springs when they host the Innkeeper Dinner, September 26 at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. For more information please call 303-922-3433 or visit their web site at www.lfsco.org.