Capital Area Breath of Life Golf Classic

For more than 20 years, National Jewish Health has held an annual golf tournament in the D.C. metro area. Since the Golf Classic’s inception, players and friends have raised more than $1 million dollars to support life-saving research and treatment of respiratory, cardiac, immune and related diseases.


Tournament Chair
Michael Scheffres
Honorary Co-Chairs
Solvin W. Gordon
Robert M. Keats
Dale D. Schuble



Join us for a day of golf, food, drinks, contests and more.

Noon - Registration & Lunch
1 p.m. - Shotgun Start
6 p.m. - Awards Ceremony & Cocktails

Tournament Prizes

Hole-In-One Prize
Best Score - Scramble, Shamble & Women's Division



Norbeck Country Club

Norbeck Country Club is one of the most beautiful and challenging courses in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and is respected as a fine test of golf, having hosted many prominent events over the past 60 years. With its gently rolling fairways and small greens, the 7,019-yard course offers six sets of tees and provides the expert player a challenging experience yet is still a fair test for the average golfer.

The health and safety of our guests is of the utmost importance. We are complying with the latest COVID-19 guidelines and will conform to the guidelines in place at the time of the event. Please know that we will strive to make your experience as safe as possible. For information on National Jewish Health’s COVID-19 response click here. For information on Maryland COVID-19 guidelines click here.


Improving and Saving Lives

For more than 122 years, National Jewish has been at the forefront of transformative medicine including initiatives to prevent childhood allergies, cure severe asthma, stop the progression of COPD, repair damaged lung tissue and more. Our robust research seeks cures and better treatments for many respiratory, cardiac and immune-related diseases, such as diabetes, lupus and interstitial and deployment-related lung disease. Our personalized approach to medical care is world-renowned, and your support for the Breath of Life Golf Classic, ensures that National Jewish Health continues to be a leader and never says never to any patient.

Learn more about research and care at National Jewish Health.