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High Altitude Society: Scramble Against Cancer celebrates 19 years

John Krueger, JC Moritz, Anna Mills and Peter Nowicki enjoy the Sonnenalp Foundation’s gala event after the Scramble Against Cancer charity golf tournament on July 17.
Photos by Betty Ann Woodland | Special to the Daily |

Having been going strong for 19 years, the Sonnenalp Foundation’s annual Scramble Against Cancer golf tournament is the longest running tournament in the Vail Valley. This year’s tournament was held on Monday, July 17, at the Sonnenalp Golf Club in Edwards on a gorgeous summer’s day.

The event featured a gala after the tournament with the ever popular and infamous seafood and carving stations, summer salad buffet and, of course, the scrumptious desserts numbering about 3,000 delicacies. The gala was open to the public and non-golfers and headlined live music from the Tunisia Band.

Rosana Faessler, the powerhouse behind the Scramble Against Cancer golf tournament that has raised $2.2 million to support the Sonnenalp Breast Center, enthusiastically greeted her guests.

“Next year is going to be our 20th anniversary and just you wait! Michele (Davis) and I are going to put on a beautiful show for you next year,” Faessler said. “Thank you to (Sonnenalp Foundation executive director) Michele Davis who has been doing this tournament for so long and for taking care of the Sonnenalp Foundation — she does an unbelievable job.”

Members of the Sonnenalp Breast Center team were celebrating the good work that they provide to our community and beyond.

Tourney Winners

We all know that everyone is a winner at the Scramble Against Cancer golf tournament. There were special prizes as well. Director of golf club operations Jim Miller presented the awards.

Closest to the champagne bottle winner was East West Partner’s Kevin Graham, who won a bottle of champagne. Closest to the keg went to Marty Moore. Tournament winners were Bob and Cameron Brown, J.P. Sunderland and Todd Bukovich, of Team Swift Communications. Highest team score honors went to Team VVMC’s Dan Pennington, Stacy Toyama, Amy Keller and Bill Schloss.

Mark your calendars for the 20th annual Scramble Against Cancer scheduled for July 9, 2018. For more information, visit http://www.sonnenalpfoundation.com.

Betty Ann Woodland is a longtime local who covers social events including fundraisers for non-profits, local happenings and soirees of all kinds. She can be reached at bettyannw6@gmail.com.

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