AVON — On June 9, The Christie Lodge co-hosted the annual Christel House Open International Golf Tournament for the 11th year in a row, with Breckenridge’s Grand Lodge on Peak 7 and Breckenridge Grand Vacations. This year’s tournament was held at the exclusive Adam’s Mountain Country Club in Eagle and netted more than $52,000. The weather was outstanding with light wind and blue skies.
This annual international golf tournament raises money and awareness to help children around the world shatter the cycle of poverty. The education, nutrition, healthcare and life lesson developments provided by the Christel House schools, located in South Africa, Mexico, India and the United States allow these children to become self-sufficient, confident, contributing members of society.
‘IT’S ALL FOR THE KIDS’
This year’s teams were ecstatic to play the beautiful Adam’s Mountain Country Club in Eagle. This exclusive course provided the perfect backdrop for an incredible day of rounds with 30 teams competing. One hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to the children. “It’s All For The Kids” is the tournament slogan.
In addition, a percentage of the money raised by The Christie Lodge tournament will stay in Eagle County and be donated to Roundup River Ranch. This Hole in the Wall Camp founded by Paul Newman provides children with life-threatening illnesses camp experiences with appropriate medical care that are fun, safe and empowering. Best of all, the programs at Roundup River Ranch are offered free of charge to all campers and their families, thanks to the generosity of caring supporters.
First place went to Adam’s Rib Ranch, with team members Dustin Hansen, Chris Colman, Robbie Bowles and Russell Reece.
Second place went to Mountain Chevy, with team members Michael Payne, Ed Reynolds, Dave Holmgren and Ken Ka.
Third place went to 1st & Main, with team members Fraser Horn, Dudley Irwin, Joe Robinson and Kevin Denton.
Men’s longest drive went to Joe Robinson, and women’s longest drive went to Anita Koverman.
Dave Harris was closest to the pin for the men, and Kathy Fineberg was closest to the pin for the women.
If you would like to donate to next year’s tournament, call Candace Langager at The Christie Lodge at 970-845-4503.