It’s 5:30 a.m. on tournament day when Stout Street Foundation organizers arrive at the golf course. Rainy and dark and cold…oh, my! Would golfers show? You betcha. The sellout crowd at this year’s 9th annual Stout Street Foundation Benefit Golf Tournament stayed true to the tradition of this event, ready for anything—and all in for fun and friendly competition. Everyone was rewarded when the sun finally showed during lunch, causing guests to toss their jackets and throw on sunglasses as they grabbed some chow.

Some of the first-place team members and their fans (l to r): Ed, Shirley Schaub, Kevyn, and Robyn and Tim Lollar

Some of the first-place team members and their fans (l to r): Ed, Shirley Schaub, Kevyn, and Robyn and Tim Lollar

On Friday, May, 22, around 175 SSF friends and supporters kicked off the Memorial Day weekend at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club. After golf, they headed for the covered pavilion to meet up for grilled burgers and chicken, bid on the array of enticements at the silent auction, and win raffle prizes and golf awards. SSF’s president and CEO Christopher Conway talked about specific plans for the organization’s $50,000 fundraising goal, including facility improvements and continuing education for staff. Longtime supporter and radio guru Joe Bevilacqua auctioned off three sets of concert tickets, and golfers were rewarded for their tournament play with great prizes.

Chief Operating Officer Brad Lucero III, with Ethan

Chief Operating Officer Brad Lucero III, with Ethan

Stout Street Foundation’s mission 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, the organization 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, or call 303-321-2533.