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Sold-Out National Jewish Health Golf Classic Raises $170,000 for Morgridge Academy for Chronically Ill Children Aug 3-4 in Denver

Denver, CO —

More than 120 golfers and guests raised a record-breaking $170,000 for Morgridge Academy for chronically ill children at the sold-out National Jewish Health Golf Classic on Aug. 3-4, 2014. The event, presented by RE/MAX and sponsored by Shanahan’s, featured dinner at Shanahan’s, Denver’s most celebrated steak and seafood restaurant, followed by a day of golf at the exclusive Sanctuary golf course in Sedalia, Colo.


Morgridge Academy, located on the National Jewish Health campus, is a free day school for kindergarten through eighth grade students with a variety of illnesses, including severe asthma and allergies, diabetes and HIV/AIDS. The school provides a safe, friendly and healthy school environment where students succeed academically, medically and socially.

“The National Jewish Health Golf Classic enables the institution to continue its promise to treat any patient regardless of their ability to pay, and teach and care for Morgridge Academy students, whose families did not know where else to turn before they found us,” said Rich Schierburg, chair of the National Jewish Health Board of Directors.

Golfers and supporters of National Jewish Health traveled from across the nation to take part in the tournament. The evening of Aug. 3, Shanahan’s closed to the general public, allowing attendees to enjoy drinks on the patio, a decadent dinner, fine wines and live and silent auctions. The morning of Aug. 4, golfers reconvened at the Sanctuary, one of the best courses in the United States. The day included lunch and dinner at the Sanctuary clubhouse.

Marc Steron, managing partner of Shanahan’s and a member of the National Jewish Health Board of Directors, served as chair of the annual event. Committee members were Stanton Dodge, David Engleberg, Michael Harms, Marc Paolicelli, Laszlo Pook, Dan Raap, Eddie Robinson, Meyer Saltzman and Aaron Wiebelhaus.

In addition to RE/MAX and Shanahan’s, contributors included Par Foursome Sponsors the Dodge Family, Greiner Electric, Lockton, TeleTech, the Tornberg Family and Trautman & Shreve; Hole in One Sponsor Kuni Lexus; and Golf Ball Sponsor Turner Construction.

Morgridge Academy at National Jewish Health is a unique, free day school for 90 chronically ill students in kindergarten through eighth grades. Its mission is to provide a safe, friendly and healthy school environment where students succeed academically, medically and socially.

National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded 125 years ago as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of children and adults with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. Patients and families come to National Jewish Health from around the world to receive cutting-edge, comprehensive, coordinated care. To learn more, visit the media resources page.

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