At the start of a week slated to be the hottest of the summer, the clouds stayed out just a bit longer to provide a cooler backdrop for the 160 plus players and supporters for the 11th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic hosted by MCPN. Metro Community Provider Network (MCPN) is a 501(c) (3) Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) with a 26-year history of providing health-related services in a community-based setting.

Established in 1989 in response to the primary health care needs of the medically indigent population in suburban Denver, MCPN has the largest population base of any FQHC in Colorado.  MCPN’s mission is to partner with the community to provide excellent, culturally-sensitive health services to meet the needs of each individual.

On Monday, August 3rd, The Ridge at Castle Pines North was looking as beautiful as ever. Guests were welcomed by the MCPN staff upon arrival and treated to catered breakfast fare by The Ridge. After a registration grace period of 8am-10am, MC and former Bronco Ebenezer Ekuban welcomed fellow celebrities, supporters, and friends of the MCPN. MCPN CEO Dave Myers then wished everyone well and the shotgun start was underway. Teams were treated to their own featured celebrity ranging from sports heroes to toasts of Hollywood.

Players had several opportunities to double down their donations and take a chance at winning some great prizes. Five time world PGA long drive champion Joshua Crews of Mutant Golf, LLC treated golfers to their 1st shot on the second hole accepting donations for the MCPN. Golfers had a chance to win a trip through Green is Green or a Subaru from MCPN on the hole in one contests on seventh and twelfth respectively. Wheel spin for Comedy Works tickets amongst other great prized was on the thirteenth hole. A diamond heart pendant drawing on the eighteenth hole. A longest drive competition on the fifth hole and closest to the pin on seventeen both rounded out the specialized contests.

After the tournament, golfers were treated to BBQ fare from The Pines,  auction winners were announced, and Kermit Alexander of the 49ers helped wrap up a great afternoon.

Special thanks to all the celebrity golfers: Ed “To Tall” Jones, Frank Robinson, Carroll Hardy, Kermit Alexander, Leroy Mitchell, Ebenezer Ekuban, Mike Gibbs, Ron Egloff, Ivory Sully, Tony Davis, Dave Studdard, Anthony Naranja, David Reavis, Jimmy Spencer, Richard Burgi, Haven Moses, Daryl Jones, Efren Herrera, Blake Anderson, Rashann Salaam, Reggie Doss, Joel Fonteno, Dexter Carter, Wade Manning, Frank Robinson, Joel Fonteno, Jeff Alexander, Charles Johnson, Steve Haggerty, Billy Thompson, Steve Watson, Michael Harden Steve Thomas, Stephen King, Miah Valez, Cody Starman, and Kevin Chan.


Final Results:

·         Long Drive- Men

o   Reed Smith (Team 14-A)

·         Long Drive- Ladies

o   Paige Spiranac (Team 18-B)

·         Closest to the Pin- Men

o   Phil Schneider- Hole in One! (Team 8-B)

·         Closest to the Pin- Women

o   Paige Spiranac (Team 18-B)

·         1st Place- Team 18-B

o   Cary Sowers

o   Mike Morris

o   Brandon Ropp

o   Roger Wilson

o   Paige Spiranac

·         2nd Place- Team 7-B

o   Efren Herrera

o   Zach Wolfel

o   Clark Witzeleben

o   Spencer Campbell

o   Daryl Jones

·         3rd Place- Team 15-A

o   Anthony Naranja

o   Scott McNeil

o   John Burke

o   Lance Balthaser

o   Derek Finger