Peter Forsberg headlines golf event |

Peter Forsberg headlines golf event

Dan Kelley

SUMMIT COUNTY ” Mention the name Peter Forsberg in Colorado and most people will think of the Avalanche.

But this summer, they might associate that name with golf.

Forsberg will headline a celebrity golf tournament in Summit County to benefit The Summit Foundation and a children’s charity.

“This is going to be a fantastic event, not only because of The Summit Foundation, but because of Peter Forsberg and his commitment to it,” said Dan Guinle, director of marketing at The Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks.

He’s wholeheartedly supported it.”

The tournament is shaping up to be an exciting event.

The weekend will start with a cocktail reception at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center on June 17 from 6-10 p.m. The golfing will begin June 18 at Breckenridge Golf Course or The Raven at Three Peaks and continue on June 19 at Breckenridge Golf Course.

Other celebrities who have committed to attending the event include: Kerry Cash, starting tight end for the Indianapolis Colts; Keith Cash, starting tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs; Richard S. “Tombstone” Jackson, first team All-NFL Bronco; Don Mercier, former New York Ranger; Brian Fisher, former Pittsburgh Cobra; Matt Blair and Lionel Taylor, former Denver Broncos and members of the Hall of Fame; Darious Holland, defensive tackle for the Broncos; and Sasha Lakovic, who played for the Calgary Flames and the New Jersey Devils.

The tournament is a fivesome scramble event. One celebrity will join each four-person team of amateur golfers. The celebrities will change teams after the first round of play so that each team will have the opportunity to play with two different celebrities.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Step Right Up For Kids and The Summit Foundation.

Step Right Up For Kids is a foundation established by Peter Forsberg to benefit organizations helping children.

The Summit Foundation provides technical and financial support for art, culture, health, education, environmental and sports activities in Summit County.

For more information, contact the Summit Foundation at (970) 453-5970.

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