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


AUGUST 22, 2011

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

 

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

Theevent’s silent auction raised more than $10,000. Items included a foursome at The Sanctuary, 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 package including 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; Buckhead Beef; Cator Ruma & Associates;  GH Phipps 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 National Distributing; Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio PC; Sherman & Howard LLC; Simplex Grinnell; Sysco Foods; and National Jewish Health Board members Steve Arent, Paulette Brody, Robin Chotin, Stanton Dodge, David Engleberg, Eddie Robinson, 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 only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to these disorders. Since 1998, U.S. News & World Report has ranked National Jewish Health the #1 respiratory hospital in the nation.

Kunsberg School provides a safe, friendly and healthy school environment for children with chronic illnesses, including severe asthma and allergies, sickle cell anemia,diabetes, HIV, AIDS, and other respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. 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 teachers with advanced degrees who use the latest educational technology tools.



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