Golfers at National Jewish Health Kunsberg Classic Raise Nearly $200,000 to Benefit School for Chronically Ill Students

 

Nearly 120 supporters raised almost $200,000 on Aug. 7 and 8to benefit chronically ill students at Kunsberg Schoolon the campus of National Jewish Health during the National Jewish HealthKunsberg Classic. The two-day golf event was presented by RE/MAX LLC andsponsored by Shanahan’s.

On Aug. 7, participants enjoyed a private dinner atShanahan’s steakhouse before hitting the links Aug. 8 at The Sanctuary. Attendeesincluded National Jewish Health Kunsberg Classic Co-Chairs Eddie Robinson andMarc Steron and committee members Paulette Brody, Stanton Dodge, DavidEngleberg, Josh Hanfling, Michael Harms, Steve Kris, Brian Parks, Lots Pook andScott Robinson.

Theevent’s silent auction raised more than $10,000. Items included a foursome at TheSanctuary, a guided fly fishing trip for two, a luxury weekend stay at the FourSeasons, wine from Argonaut Wine & Liquor for a year, and a high-flying packageincluding a hot air balloon ride, indoor skydiving and a helicopter ride.  

TheNational Jewish Health Kunsberg Classic drew sponsors and players fromnationally-known companies, including RE/MAX LLC, GE Johnson, MortensonConstruction and RK Mechanical. Other supporters of the tournament included Holein One Sponsor Kuni Lexus; Blue Line Energy LLC; Brocade/Dell/Lewan; BuckheadBeef; Cator Ruma & Associates;  GHPhipps Construction Companies; Zachary Gordon of the Stuart Zall Company;Interface Communication Co. Inc.; ISEC Laboratory Services; Leftin Investments;the Lester Family; Lockton Companies of Colorado; Republic NationalDistributing; Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio PC; Sherman & Howard LLC;SimplexGrinnell; Sysco Foods; and National Jewish Health Board members SteveArent, Paulette Brody, Robin Chotin, Stanton Dodge, David Engleberg, EddieRobinson, Rich Schierburg and Marc Steron.

National Jewish Health is known worldwide for treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac,immune and related disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research. Foundedin 1899 as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health remains the onlyfacility in the world dedicated exclusively to these disorders. Since 1998, U.S. News & World Report has rankedNational Jewish Health the #1 respiratory hospital in the nation.

Kunsberg School provides a safe, friendly and healthy school environment for children withchronic illnesses, including severe asthma and allergies, sickle cell anemia,diabetes, HIV, AIDS, and other respiratory, cardiac, immune and relateddisorders. The students, many of whom have fallen behind their peers in school,receive care and learn to manage their illnesses from three nurses and NationalJewish Health pediatricians. They benefit from small classes led by teacherswith advanced degrees who use the latest educational technology tools.

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