You might say it was a hail of a week at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club, with heavy thunderstorms and even a tornado doing damage in the area. But—just in time—the club closed the entire day before the Stout Street Foundation Benefit Golf Tournament, and grounds crews worked from dawn till dark to get the course back in shape for the sold-out event. On Friday, May 23, 144 players teed off at 8 a.m. to help raise funds for SSF programs and services to treat addiction and alcoholism.

Hey, he hit the ball. Yeah! (Photo courtesy of Stout Street Foundation)

Hey, he hit the ball…No way!…Yeah, see it? It’s over in that other fairway. (Photo courtesy of Stout Street Foundation)

Designed for golfers of all abilities, along with SSF friends and volunteers, the eighth annual tournament went off without a hitch, and everyone was treated to a day full of friendly competition and camaraderie. Whether they were scratch golfers or just happy to make contact with the ball, players had a great time. Former Denver Bronco players and SSF supporters Haven Moses, Tom Graham and Bucky Diltz were spotted on the course enjoying the event to the max. Once the rounds were finished and scores tallied, the crowd converged at the pavilion area for a tasty barbecue and strategic bidding at the silent auction.

Save the date and register early for the 2015 tournament. Not only did more sponsors jump on board this year, but it was the event’s second consecutive sellout. And why not? It’s easy to support Stout Street Foundation, and the staff–along with tournament regulars–excel at renewing old friendships and welcoming new ones.

The mission of Stout Street Foundation 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. SSF operates as a not-for-profit, self-sufficient organization without primary economic dependence on municipal, state, or federal funding. Within the structured environment, Stout Street Foundation provides food, lodging, and specific programs and treatment for its residents. For more information on long-term residential treatment, 28-day residential treatment and out-patient assistance, please visit: www.stoutstreet.org.