Vail society: Scramble Against Cancer celebrates 10th year |

Vail society: Scramble Against Cancer celebrates 10th year

Annah Scully
Vail, CO Colorado
Vail DailyVail society: Don and Terry Cohen, Ron and Val Wolfe.

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado –The brief but intense monsoon drenching of the early afternoon did not dare dampen the spirits of the 120 golfers who took to the Sonnenalp Golf Club on Monday in Colorado’s Vail Valley for the Sonnenalp Foundation’s 10th anniversary celebration of their Scramble Against Cancer Tournament and Gala.

The fun-filled festivities began with a shotgun scramble at the Sonnenalp Golf Club in Edwards with contests and prizes featuring trips and Lexis cars giveaways. The day continued with a freshly grilled lunch and refreshingly cold beer, snacks and sweets. It was a great way to support the Sonnenalp Breast Diagnostic Imaging Center at the Shaw Cancer Center.

Rob Denniston, of Stevinson Lexis in Lakewood, said, “We’ve participated since 2004. We have over $100,000 worth of cars that golfers are trying to win.”

All the players needed to do was to get a hole in one. If they couldn’t take home a Lexis, the upside was that each participant, hole in one or not, got a really cool Stevinson golf towel with a big pink ribbon design.

The event was not about winning, however. The executive director of the Sonnenalp Foundation, Michele Davis, said that not only the golfers but also the 300 dinner attendees help raise $1.2 million for the Shaw Regional Cancer Center.

“This year’s turn out was better than expected, considering the economy,” she said.

The evening gala featured a delectable light summer fare, beginning with open wine-beer bars with appetizers and followed by Sonnenalp’s to-die-for dinner and dessert buffets. All of this and live Brazilian jazz provided by Carol Bach-Y-Rita and the dance-until-you-drop jive of the Hazel Miller Band kept the joint jumping.

Spotted at pool side relaxing were Don Salanty, Brenda Harper and Adrienne Boblak.

“I hit the ball well. I just didn’t get it in the hole well,” said Salanty.

Johannes Faessler was thrilled to be flanked by his gorgeous wife, Rosana, and stunning friend, Jackie Simon.

Don and Terry Cohen enjoyed the spectacular scenery with Ron and Val Wolf, as server Kerry Muhrenberg created icy libations through an ice sculpture.

Davis summed up the evening best: “happy, energetic, fun and positive.”

For more information about the Scramble Against Cancer and the Sonnenalp of Vail Foundation, contact Michele Davis at or call 970-479-5700.

Annah Scully, a local since 1980, is the founder and executive director of the Vail Performing Arts Academy. Contact her at 970-926 2370 or Visit

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