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Swing for the Hills

Aug 23, 2016 04:45PM ● By Christina Odette
While there are plenty of fancy galas and 5K charity races raising money for good causes, Denver-based dispensary The Clinic takes a refreshing approach to their philanthropic efforts. The 7th Annual Clinic Charity Classic Golf Tournament will be held at Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton on Friday, August 26, with proceeds going to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, CO-WY chapter. Before this festive day even takes place, the Clinic has already raised some $300,000 over the years to fund MS research and to help those living with the debilitating disease. 

This is the first year that the Clinic Charity Classic will take place outside of Denver proper—but for good reason. Arrowhead Golf Club has been voted the No. 1 most scenic public golf course by Avid Golfer, and one look at the course makes it abundantly clear why it earned that honor. The massive rock structures that surround the meticulously maintained greens make one conjure up thoughts of the natural beauty found at Red Rocks, only with a golf course in the middle instead of a stage. But that‘s not the only reason golfers, spectators, and sponsors alike get a kick out of the fun day of charity in August.  At each hole, spectators and golfers alike will be entertained with vendor giveaways, fun games and prizes, and delectable refreshments. This year The Clinic opened up six new sponsorship opportunities, bringing in even more vendors anxious to meet the demand of the growing community interest to support locals who suffer from MS.

“The best part is that Colorado residents are able to directly help and assist people near them who suffer from symptoms of MS,” says Ryan Cook, director of operations for The Clinic. “All profits of this event will go directly to-wards individual’s needs, not CEO paychecks.” Last year alone, the Clinic Charity Classic raised $100,000 to go to the Colorado chapter of the National MS Society.

Cook has a personal investment in the cause, too. The tournament began 14 years ago among a group of best friends to honor one of their fathers, who passed away from MS. Once The Clinic Marijuana Center was founded, the besties converted their private game into a charity classic to help those in the community.

“We wanted to turn something that we had done for fun with a group of friends into something a bit more meaningful,” he says. It’s been a rousing success so far, and this year promises to be no different—just in a different, more majestic setting.

Spectator tickets are still available for $50 per person, and that includes access to a delicious barbeque, plus all sorts of other and festivities throughout the day.

WHEN:    AUGUST 26, 2016