Christie Lodge hosts local tourney that nets $40,000
AVON — For the ninth year in a row, the Christie Lodge co-hosted the annual Christel House Golf Tournament with Breckenridge’s Grand Lodge on Peak 7. This year’s tournament was held at the Sonnenalp Golf Club and netted more than $40,000.
This charity golf event helps children around the world to break the cycle of poverty and become self-sufficient, contributing members of society. Christel House learning centers are located in India, Mexico, South Africa and the United States and provide education, nutrition, health care, character and life-skills development for children.
This global event is “One Day, One World, One Cause” across several different time zones with about 1,500 golfers participating. One hundred percent of donations to Christel House go directly to the children. Last year, the American Resort Development Association awarded its prestigious Ace Philanthropic Award to the Christel House for their dedicated support of children in need.
In addition, a percentage of the money raised by the Christie Lodge tournament stayed in Eagle County and was donated to Roundup River Ranch. This Hole In The Wall Camp founded by Paul Newman provides camp experiences for children with life-threatening illnesses. The camp also provides appropriate medical care and activities that are fun, safe and empowering. The programs at Roundup River Ranch are offered free of charge to all campers and their families, thanks to the generosity of caring supporters.
The tournament slogan is “It’s All For The Kids.” If you would like to support this tournament next year, call Candace Langager at the Christie Lodge at 970-845-4503.