This year’s Tee It Up Golf Scramble sold out for the third year in a row and was the most successful tournament to date, raising over $70,000 for BOEC’s adaptive outdoor programming, including the Keystone Adaptive Center and BOEC’s Heroic Military Program. A special thanks goes out to all of our sponsors, golfers, volunteers, Keystone Ranch staff, and virtual auction bidders for making all of this possible.
Getting into the patriotic spirit
After a 2020 tournament that saw a number of changes due to COVID-19, this year’s event returned to normalcy with the typical shotgun start and a full complement of 36 teams participating at the Keystone Ranch Course. We were also able to bring back the 19th Hole After Party sponsored by Vail Resorts/Epic Promise and Cornerstone Real Estate Rocky Mountains, where prizes were awarded in a multitude of categories and everyone was able to gather for food and refreshments after a fun day out on the course. The virtual silent auction returned for the second year in a row and helped raise $20,000 for the BOEC.
Olympic Gold Medalist, Amy Van Dyken, poses before the shotgun start
The scramble included a wonderful opening ceremony thanks to Amy Van Dyken, an American former competitive swimmer, Olympic champion, former world record-holder, who shared her connection to BOEC and how we “give people like her the opportunity to feel FREE again.” You can check out more about her message here. Once out on the course, the clouds parted after a quick thunderstorm, leading to a gorgeous summer day and lots of fun and entertainment across the course.
Participants try their hand at the ifurnish golf ball launcher
Every team’s creativity shines through in the photos taken by Elaine Collins, you can check them out here. On Hole Four, ifurnish sponsored the Gateway Golf Gun Launcher where everyone had the chance to shoot for the green. Beyond the fun, it was a competitive event as the top team scored a combined 46 and the second and third place teams finished up with a score of 47. Overall, all but four teams finished under the par 72 for an amazing day on the links.
Mountain Glo, tournament winners for 3rd consecutive year
Congratulations to the following overall team winners:
First Place (46) – Mountain Glo (Lindsey Davis, Zak Himmelman, Player Haynes & Josh Knipp)
Second Place (47) – FirstBank: Brady’s Team (Brady McMillan, Jack Wolfe, Dave Batka, Wilson Blake)
Third Place (47) – 4 Old Guys (Tod Hunt, Bob Weinschenk, Dave Servinsky, Tom Wilson)
And Congratulations to the following contest winners:
Longest Drive (Women) – Kelly English
High fives all around
Longest Drive (Men) – Zak Himmelman
Closest to the Pin (Women) – Terri Hunter
Closest to the Pin (Men) – Haus Higley
Longest Putt – Frank Martinez
Beat the Pro 50/50 Raffle Winner – Amy Guras
A huge thank you also goes out to all of our golf sponsors:
19th Hole After Party, presented by Cornerstone Real Estate Rocky Mountains
Title Sponsor: BGV Gives
Eagle Sponsors: FirstBank, Blue River Sports/Mountain Wave
19th Hole After Party Sponsor: Cornerstone Real Estate Rocky Mountains
In-Kind Sponsors: EpicPromise, Keystone Ranch Golf Course
Golf Ball Launcher Sponsor: ifurnish
Par Sponsors: Creative Cabinetry, Mountain Pride Cleaning & Restoration, & KSMT
Now that’s talent!
Hole Sponsors: Pinnacle Gives, Land Title Guarantee Company, Stuhr & Associates, LLC & Summit 2nd Homes
Thank you to everyone who came out, had a great time and supported the BOEC while doing it! We look forward to seeing you all again next year for the 13th Annual Tee It Up. Save the date for Monday, August 22nd 2022.