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American Heart Association Fundraiser “Go Red” Golf Tournament Results

Last week we posted a photo of the “Go Red” gals gathering prior to their fundraiser golf tournament. The ladies gathered at Madden’s for a fun golf tournament and banquet/raffle last Tuesday. All funds raised were donated to the American Heart Association.

The Go Red gals gather before teeing off

Results from the 9 hole event:

1st place (score of 32): Pam Musielewicz, Rox Thompson, Bunny Caughey, and Carol Pierzinski

2nd place (score of 34): Susan Finley, Nancy Schmidt, Maxine Riches, and Jane Guild

Closest to the Pin on hole #8: Nancy Gulbrandson

Longest Putt on hole #3: Cathy Gray

1st place team in 9 hole "Go Red" tournament

2nd place team in 9 hole "Go Red" tournament

 
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Posted by on August 4, 2011 in Golf, Local Tidbits, Recreation

 

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This Week in Photos: Flags, Fundraisers, Singing, Nature, and More

At Madden's we can make anything happen. A group this week requested a path of American flags to guide their guests to event destinations.

Our friend, Billy the Blue Heron grooms himself while lounging in our "moat" in the center of the resort.

The Libera choir boys joined us for a few days on their tour of the United States. Pictured is the group walking down Strawberry Hill for breakfast at the Lodge. The unique group is visiting from London. Learn more by visiting: http://www.libera.org.uk/

Madden's staff member, Dan, levels the blades on a golf course lawnmower.

The "Go Red" group of ladies gather for a photo on the 1st tee of Pine Beach East before beginning their golf tournament. They also hosted a banquet with a raffle afterward. Funds raised will benefit the American Heart Association.

A calm morning at the beach by our Marina

I had the pleasure of talking with Marion Dorfman long time guest of Madden's Lodge. This year is her 56th year visiting!

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2011 in Behind the Scenes

 

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Bike MS: Team WagHerSheets to ride for a cure

Three members of the fundraising 4-some, Team 150

On June 25th Team WagHerSheets will take to the road as part of the MS 150: a two-day bike ride totaling 150 miles to raise awareness, and most importantly, funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  A small but powerful team of 4 riders, Randy and Michelle Wagner, Kim Herman and Mandy Sheets have been working hard to raise money and prepare for this cycling event that will take them from the North Denver Metro Area to Fort Collins, CO on day one, completing the return trip the following day.  Each day covers approximately 75 miles. 

The idea to ride the MS 150 came from Mandy; she had been setting her sights on this ride for years.  Shortly after college, a close friend of hers was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.  Over the years, as Mandy became more involved in the cycling world, she continued to contemplate participating in this event.  This year she decided the time to ride was now. Her friend, along with so many others, needs a cure…they deserve a cure. 

In the months leading up to the event, the team has held several events to raise money and bring attention to MS.  Kim and Mandy threw a “Buck Bash” with over 40 people attending.  Each participant paid a dollar each time he/she played a game, ate food, or used a cup.  It was a fun way to raise money and enjoy some family time, all while learning more about MS.  Kim held a “MS 150 Jeans Day” at the school in which she works, inviting colleagues to bring in $5 for the MS Society in exchange for dressing down.  All four teammates wore orange wristbands and talked about the ride and MS whenever possible to help others become more aware of this disease. Training rides, solicitations and personal learning have all led up to the big event.

The Classic sponsors Bike MS 150 Fundraising Group

With the help of sponsors like Madden’s On Gull and the Classic Golf Course, WagHerSheets has raised over $3,200 for the National MS Society.  During the ride on June 25th and 26th, the team will be sporting their team jerseys that highlight their biggest sponsors, honoring those who have helped support them along the way. It is only with the help of people like Debbie and Brian Thuringer of Madden’s that we are able to get a little closer to the cure. As Team WagHerSheets ride their 150 miles, they will have those friends and colleagues who have supported them in this cause on their minds; it’s wonderful supporters like the Thuringers  and loved ones who suffer from MS that will keep their legs pumping and those wheels turning!

WagHerSheets Bike MS Team

**To donate visit the Amanda’s Bike MS website**

 
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Posted by on June 23, 2011 in Featured Writers, Recreation

 

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