Two-day Kunsberg Classic at Shanahan’s and The Sanctuary Raises $210,000 for Chronically Ill Children at National Jewish Health
(L to R) Michael Salem, MD; Rich Schierberg and Barry Hirschfeld. Photo by Travis Wenzel.
The 11th National Jewish Health Kunsberg Classic, presented by RE/MAX LLC and sponsored by Shanahan’s, raised $210,000 for Kunsberg School at National Jewish Health, a free day school for 90 chronically ill students in kindergarten through eighth grades. The event included a private dinner at Shanahan’s, Denver’s premier steak and seafood restaurant, on Aug. 5 and continued with golf on Aug. 6 at The Sanctuary, the exclusive, world-recognized course in Sedalia, Colo.
Michael Harms, vice president of GE Johnson Construction Company, and Marc Steron, managing partner of Shanahan’s, co-chaired the event. Committee members were Paulette Brody, Stanton Dodge, David Engleberg, Steve Kris, Brian Parks, Laszlo Pook, Eddie Robinson, Scott Robinson and Meyer Saltzman.
Supporters included Par Foursome Sponsors American Furniture Warehouse, GE Johnson Construction Company, Greiner Electric, Mortenson Construction and RK Mechanical.
Additional Kunsberg Classic sponsors were Hole in One Sponsor Kuni Lexus; Golf Ball Sponsor NetApp; and tournament supporters David Engleberg and Eddie Robinson, Steve Arent and Rich Schierburg, Barbara Tornberg, Stanton Dodge, Lockton Inc., Project One Integrated Solutions, Simplex Grinnell LP, ISED Inc., Long Building Technologies, Steve Kris, Cator Ruma and Associates, H + L Architecture, Interface Communications, Lewan and Associates, Sunquest, Sherman and Howard LLC, Trautman and Shreve, and GH Phipps Construction Co. Other supporters include Barry Silverman and Michael Feiner.
National Jewish Health is known worldwide for treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research. Founded in 1899 as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health remains the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to these disorders. Since 1998, U.S. News & World Report has ranked National Jewish Health the number one respiratory hospital in the nation.
Kunsberg School at National Jewish Health provides a safe, friendly and healthy school environment where students succeed academically, medically and socially. Many students are minorities, and most families are at or below poverty level. Typically, these students have fallen behind their peers in school because of illnesses, including severe asthma and/or allergies, sickle cell anemia, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other respiratory and related disorders. Kunsberg students eat nutritious meals, exercise daily, and practice positive social interaction. Upon graduation, Kunsberg students have the skills to lead healthy, productive, meaningful and active lives.