05/20/2008 8:00 AM
Hunter’s Dream for a Cure
355 Eastman Park Drive #101
Windsor, CO 80550
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dave Diaz-Infante & Mark Schlereth
Celebrity Charity Gala & Golf Tournament
DENVER, COLO—May 17 and 18, 2008. The Dave Diaz Infante & Mark Schlereth Charity Golf Classic celebrated its seventh annual celebrity charity gala and golf tournament at the Inverness Hotel and Conference Center.
The festivities began on Saturday night with a celebrity autograph signing and a cocktail party followed by dinner, silent and live auction, & dance. One hundred and sixty items were auctioned, raising more than $59,000! A combined total of over $130,000 was raised from the gala and golf tournament.
“The live auction included Jay Cutler stepping up and bidding the most money on an electric motorized ‘Bad Boy Buggy’, said Robb Nelson, founder of Hunter’s Dream for a Cure.
Dave Diaz-Infante emceed the dinner which provided humor though out the evening. “It’s humbling how the foundation has grown over the past seven years. This year’s event is a good example of the tremendous support we’ve received from our friends, partners, and sponsors. Without their commitment, we could not continue to support the people and programs here in Colorado, as well as nationally”, said Dave Diaz-Infante.
Dr Anne Comi accepted a $50,000 check presented by Robb and Wendy Nelson from Hunter’s Dream for a Cure. The funds will be donated to the Hunter Nelson Sturge Weber Syndrome Center, in Baltimore, Maryland. Additionally, Wendy spoke about “DREAMS” and gave the opportunity for all guests to personally donate toward “DREAMS FOR CHILDREN”. Over $2,300.00 was raised from the bids, which will be used to help benefit programs in Colorado that assist children with neurological diseases.
The event ended with after dinner cocktails and a dance party to the Freddie Henchi Band. “This was indeed a ‘party with a purpose’, benefiting children and programs that cannot support themselves”, said Diaz-Infante.
Thirty teams participated in Sunday’s Golf tournament that was sponsored by King Pharmaceuticals. Each player received a golf jacket donated by Under Amour, a shirt donated by Roper and an embroidered Ping bag. Coors provided beverages throughout the event.
Thirty-four celebrities from various organizations including: the Denver Broncos, ESPN, NFL, & MLB played in the Celebrity Charity Golf tournament. The winning team included Former Bronco - Rich Jackson, John Marasco, Dustin Moser, John Reid & Steve Schroeder, all from MCPN. First place teams received a Ping Roller Bag & $75 gift certificate from the pro shop.
The golf tournament was highlighted when Jeff Inouye hit a hole-in-one and won a hot tub, donated by Cal Spas” said Robb Nelson, founder of Hunter’s Dream for a Cure.
We couldn’t be happier with this year’s tournament! The outpouring of support from everyone involved was amazing,” said Nelson.
Hunter’s Dream wants to give a special thanks to the countless businesses from Denver and the Front Range area that donated toward the live and silent auction. The NFL Alumni players for their donations of autographed memorabilia, and Bad Boy Buggies for their generous donation of an electric motorized hunting vehicle.
Team sponsors included: King Pharmaceuticals, KPS Electric, MCPN, Adolfson & Peterson Construction, Hayden Outdoors, Cowboy Drifters Lodge, Pain Partners, MD, Van Meter Industries, Cardel Homes, Journey Homes, Jay’s Valet, Jason Starr & Tim Woodward, UBS Financial, All About Denver, Twogood Custom Woodworks, and Darcy's Bistro.
Hole sponsors included: Poudre Valley Health Systems, Dohn Construction, Burg Simpson, and Water Valley.
Product sponsors included: Coors, Uncorked Wine & Spirits, Palmer Flowers & Decorating, Cargill, Hobby Whalen, Garland Photography, Sir Speedy Printing, Brothers BBQ, Bad Boy Buggies, Roper, Under Amour, Ping, Lil Ricci Pizza, Park Avenue Liquors, Golf Magazine, & Hooters.
Hunter’s Dream organizes three celebrity charity events each year: The Dave Diaz-Infante & Mark Schlereth Celebrity Golf Classic, The Celebrity Hunt for A Cure, and Craig Morgan’s Denim & Diamonds Gala.
For more information visit www.huntersdream.org or call Patty Twogood, Foundation Director, at 970-686-7459