National Jewish Health Night & Day Golf Classic Raises $210,000

Two-Day Event at Shanahan’s and Sanctuary Benefited Morgridge Academy for Chronically Ill Children


AUGUST 16, 2016

DENVER, CO — Two of Denver’s most exclusive venues opened their doors to host the National Jewish Health Night & Day Golf Classic presented by RE/MAX and sponsored by Shanahan’s. Shanahan’s steakhouse and Sanctuary golf course welcomed 180 National Jewish Health supporters, who helped raise $210,000 for Morgridge Academy for chronically ill children, a free K-8 day school on the campus of National Jewish Health and the only school of its kind in the country.

Jack Thompson, Dave Steinmetz, Marc Steron and Mike Steerman at Sanctuary golf course for the National Jewish Health Night & Day Golf Classic. The charity event benefited Morgridge Academy for chronically ill children at National Jewish Health.

Jack Thompson, Dave Steinmetz, Marc Steron and Mike Steerman at Sanctuary golf course for the National Jewish Health Night & Day Golf Classic. The charity event benefited Morgridge Academy for chronically ill children at National Jewish Health.

On Sunday, July 31, Shanahan’s opened solely for patrons of the event. Guests enjoyed drinks on the patio, a decadent dinner, fine wines and a silent auction. Auction packages, which included a Four Seasons golf trip in Hawaii with airfare from United Airlines and a private dinner and wine pairing for 10 at Shanahan’s, brought in more than $16,000 for Morgridge Academy.

The next day, 108 golfers enjoyed spectacular views and an unspoiled round of golf amid open spaces and wildlife at Sanctuary, a top course that is reserved almost exclusively for charity tournaments.

“This is the sixth year we have held this event and it’s always a spectacular way to help this unique school on the campus of National Jewish Health,” said Marc Steron, managing partner of Shanahan’s, chair of the National Jewish Health Development Board and chair of the tournament.

The students at Morgridge Academy are facing every day with a chronic illness. At a traditional school, that can mean missing class, sitting on the sidelines during gym and making frantic visits to the emergency room.

“Morgridge Academy provides a safe, friendly and healthy school environment where students succeed academically, medically and socially,” Blair Richardson, chair of the National Jewish Health Board of Directors, said Sunday night at Shanahan’s.

During the school’s recent four-week summer camp, students created a comprehensive wellness plan for themselves by visiting a grocery store and consulting with National Jewish Health cardiologist Andrew Freeman, MD, FACC, FACP, to study how their behaviors can affect heart health. They also exercised at Red Rocks, climbed an indoor climbing wall and went whitewater rafting.

“These are children who struggled with diseases like severe asthma and allergies and cystic fibrosis before finding Morgridge Academy, and now they’re enjoying their summer camp activities with friends,” Richardson said.

Meyer Saltzman and Marc Steron support Morgridge Academy for chronically ill children at National Jewish Health with dinner at Shanahan’s before a day of golf at Sanctuary golf course.The National Jewish Health Night & Day Golf Classic committee included National Jewish Health Board Members Stanton Dodge, David Engleberg and Meyer Saltzman, Board Member Emeritus Eddie Robinson, Marc Paolicelli, Laszlo Pook, Dan Raap, Gregg Stone and Aaron Wiebelhaus. In addition to RE/MAX and Shanahan’s, sponsors included Lockton, The Tornberg Family and Trautman & Shreve.

Morgridge Academy at National Jewish Health is a unique, free day school for 90 chronically ill students in kindergarten through eighth grades. Its mission is to provide a safe, friendly and healthy school environment where students succeed academically, medically and socially.

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