Charity Classic Tournament
Aug 27, 2016 03:00PM
● By Leland Rucker
The Annual Clinic Charity Classic Golf Tournament has become a Denver institution, and on the occasion of its seventh incarnation, it was held, for the first time, at Arrowhead Golf Club in southwest Denver.
tournament, founded and run by the Clinic in Denver, has raised more than
$300,000 for the Colorado/Wyoming chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis
Society over the years. The first six tourneys were held at Denver’s City Park
Golf Course. But this year’s event was held Friday, Aug. 26, at one of the most
iconic courses in Colorado. The course is built in the foothills around
towering ruddy sandstone formations, which had participants noting that it was
like playing golf at Red Rocks.
350,000 Americans live with multiple sclerosis, a painful and debilitating
disorder of the central nervous system that we still know little about. Studies
and anecdotal evidence suggest that THC, a cannabinoid found in cannabis, might
have positive effects on spasticity, one of the worst symptoms, and in reducing
MS attacks on the autoimmune system. More studies are definitely needed, especially
since we know so little about the disease at this time.
Besides helping a worthy charity and help fight the battle against a incapacitating disease, it was a chance to meet other people and businesses in the cannabis industry. Participating dispensaries, growers, credit unions, edibles manufacturers, soil companies, investors and others set up booths at each tee, which gave everyone a chance to meet and chat. Drinks and snacks were conveniently placed at various holes, as were locations for dabs.
Sensi Media Group and many other sponsors were especially appreciative of Sweet Grass Kitchens, who provided not only freshly baked chocolate chip cookies that melted in your mouth and all over your fingers, but “shots” of milk to wash it all down before your tee shot.