Tournaments in planning for 2015
Celebrity Tournament 2014
Fossil Trace, Golden, CO
Monday, July 14
Hosted by Vic Lombardi, CBS4 Denver
All photos by Blind ImagesC2014
Denver Golf Expo went on despite of the snow storm. On behalf of Pro Players Association, thanks to Mark & Lynn Cramer for donating us the booth space once again! Thanks to Big Dog Wraps and Graphics for donating the booth graphics display. Thanks to our volunteer staff Jon Noller, Susan Negley, Fred Gayles, Steve and Jennifer Kaufman; we couldn't have done it without you!
TRAGEDY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS (T.A.P.S.) U.S. Air Force
EISENHOWER GOLF COURSE, U.S.A.F.A., COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
July 12, 2013
Former Broncos Tight End Ron Egloff got 'tight' with his team at TAPS.
Singer/Songwriter Garry Morris hits the green at TAPS.
PPA CEO Gary R. Adler and his Executive Assistant Storm ready to roll out at TAPS.
Former Broncos Offensive Guard Dave Studdard's team took 1st Place at TAPS!
Over $400,000 was raised for T.A.P.S.!!!
SALVATION ARMY ADULT REHABILITATION CENTER CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
Friday, May 24th, 2013
Fossil Trace Golf Course, Golden, CO
Was hosted by KDVR's Troubleshooter Tom Martino and NEWS4 Sportscaster Vic Lombardi.
PPA provided the auction items of which all sold but 2 out of 30+!
DENVER GOLF EXPO 2013
Pro Players Association Expo Show Prize Winner Penny Salazar of Elizabeth, CO receives the 'Deluxe Golf Organizer' and is pictured with PPA member Fred Gayles, Jr.
PRO PLAYERS ASSOCIATION CELEBRITY CHARITY TOURNAMENT
The Colorado Sky Sox plan to join Pro Players Association in the organization of our golf tournament in 2014 (postponed due to floods and fires). A major portion of the proceeds will benefit Colorado youth in baseball. The event is to be scheduled and will tentatively take place in the Colorado Springs, CO area.
THE AARON SMITH MEMORIAL TROPHY WILL BE AWARDED TO THE FIRST PLACE TEAM OVERALL. This trophy memorializes the Late Aaron Smith, former Denver Bronco and Charter Executive Board Member of PPA. Aaron was very instrumental in the formation of our 501(c)3. His untimely passing in November 2008, at the age of 48, left an indelible mark on our organization and in our hearts. A special Scholarship Fund to assist with his daughter's college education expenses has been established and will also benefit from this tournament.
AARON SMITH, September, 2008
2013 GOLF COMMITTEE (so far): Gary R. Adler, Fred McHenry, Jonathan Noller, Al Smith, Dan Stewart, Dave Studdard, Walter Stanley.
INTERESTED VOLUNTEERS FOR THE ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE PLEASE CONTACT PPA AT 720-327-9207. THANK YOU. More info to follow...
Sporting Clays Shoot
CELEBRITY CHARITY SHOOT
2013 Date to be announced shortly...
HONORARY CHAIR NAMED
Pro Players Association is proud to announce that Bobby Holik, Czech American NHL Legend, has been named the permanent Honorary Chairman of the Annual Celebrity Charity Shoot for ALS. Bobby teamed up with CZ-USA in 2011 to promote the CZ line of bolt action rifles, semi-automatic handguns and handcrafted shotguns.
The ice hockey center began his U.S. career with the Hartford Whalers, won two Stanley Cups with the New Jersey Devils and went on to play for New York Rangers and Atlanta Thrashers. In his 1,314 career NHL games, Holik scored 747 points (326 goals, 421 assists) and became of the the most productive Czech born players in the NHL.
Like his grandfather, Bobby treasures our outdoor heritage. At home on his ranch in Wyoming, Bobby understands our responsibility as custodians for the land and wildlife on a first hand basis.
Visit Bobby's web sites:
holikonshooting.com and holikonhockey.com
For more info on the CZ line visit www.cz-usa.com
Become a Presenting Sponsor and be teamed up with Bobby for the 2013 Celebrity Charity Shoot!
For more information on sponsorship, please contact the PPA office at 720-327-9207.
SMILE FOR THE CAMERA!!
Gil Whiteley, Shooter Extraordinaire; Favorite Line: "Shoot the Noon"
Jon Kruger and Kurt Hansen/"Guns and Speed"
Team Mosher/Official Tournament Clay Roping Team
Auctioneer Mike Heitmann calling the play by pay!
'STEER' ON IN TO WESTERN TRAILS
We welcomed Western Trails Steakhouse of Kiowa, CO to our list of sponsors. Dick Upchurch and staff presented a delicious menu for our After Party Dinner held at their restaurant located at Hwy 86 and Co. Rd. 33,
7993 Cherrywood Loop, Kiowa, CO.
WESTERN TRAILS STEAKHOUSE
LIVE MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT WAS PROVIDED BY COLORADO COUNTRY BAND "RE-RIDE"
Frank Sinatra 'The Voice'
We were honored to have award-winning nationally renown Auctioneer Mike Heitmann calling the LIVE Auction held at Western Trails Steakhouse for the Celebrity Charity Shoot After Party.
Silent Auction at Quail Run
A1 Boxing & Fitness, Aurora
AAA Colorado, Denver
Academy Frame, Colorado Springs
Beau Jo's, Colorado locations
Dad & Dude's Breweria, Aurora
Easy Street Printing, Fountain
Elway's Colorado Steakhouse, Denver
Frame de Art II, Englewood
Frankies Too, Falcon
G-Man Rich Goins
Mangia! Casual Italian, Idaho Springs
Oasis Salon, Falcon
PPA Sports Plus, Peyton
Sonic, Colorado Springs
Sundance Mountain Lodge, Monument
Tuscany Day Spa, Colorado Springs
Elvis Presley Blue Hawaii 50th Anniversary 24kt Double Gold Record
Celebrities Who Participated
National Sporting Clays Shooting Champion
Jon Kruger: Eight-time US Open Champion, Team U.S.A World Champion, Five-time All American Team Captain, 1st Inductee in the Sporting Clays Hall of Fame, Sporting Clays All Time Money Winner, All American 1st Team every year since its inception
Mark Cooper: Denver Broncos, Tampa Bay Bucs
Ron Egloff: Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers
Paul Howard: Denver Broncos
Dave Studdard: Denver Broncos
Bobby Holik: NJ Devils, NY Rangers, Atlanta Thrashers, Hartford Whalers
Tom Ethington: Colorado Mammoth
Chad Mosher: CPRA Pro Saddle Bronc Rider
Jessica Mosher: WRCA Bronc Riding Champion
Wade Mosher: PRCA Pro Saddle Bronc Rider; Mountain States Reserve Champion and Circuit Champion Runner-Up 2007; 6X Circuit Finals Competitor
Mike Heitmann: Rodeo Announcer and Auctioneer
Gil Whiteley: 'The Nooner' Talk Show Host, Mile High Sports Radio
Kurt Hansen: Host of RaceCentral Radio & TV; former Formula driver
D.C. Caldwell: Mesa State University Mavericks Football, 2X NAIA National Champions
Dan Davis: Elbert County Sheriff's Office
Terry Brown: Aurora Police, Captain
Internationally renowned artist Raelee Frazier who sculpted the Elway bronze will be in attendance at the event's After Party.
Please support our generous sponsors...
Golf Tournament History
PRO PLAYERS ASSOCIATION (PPA) presented an autograph sessions at the 19th Annual Denver Golf Expo, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 10, 11, and 12 at the Denver Merchandise Pavilion and Plaza, 451 E. 58th Street, Denver (58th & I-25). The event was slated as the Rocky Mountain Region’s hottest event for the golf industry.
Celebrity members were on hand for autograph sessions held at the Pro Players Association booth #711 over the three days of the event. The autograph sessions included former CU Buff and AFL Colorado Crush and Austin Wranglers Quarterback Bobby Pesavento; Sunday – AFL Hall of Famers Myron Jefferson and Freddie Gayles, and former NY Yankee Brian Fisher.
The booth was staffed by PPA volunteer celebrity and associate members. Pro Players Association’s objectives were to recruit new members; recruit golfers and sponsors for their annual celebrity charity tournament; interact with golf industry representatives; and to create awareness in the community of PPA’s involvement with golf.
Colorado Springs resident Scott Menges was the winner of the Seth Thomas Golf Legends Wall Clock given away in our annual drawing.
TOURNAMENTS 2012: Unfortunately in 2012, several golf events to which PPA was invited were canceled due to the wildfires in Northern and Southern Colorado.
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE TOURNAMENT
Can you imagine finding out your five year old son has leukemia? Or your newborn has heart disease? No parent ever wants to imagine this or have to face the reality of it. But in the unfortunate circumstance that it does happen, The Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from home” for children receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital and for their families. The 19th annual, Ronald McDonald House Golf Tournament was held on Monday, July 18that Hiwan Golf Club in Evergreen.
Pro Players Association celebrities who participated in the tournament included Colorado Mammoth Tom Ethington and Nick Carlson; former Broncos Jerry Sturm, Ron Egloff; former Green Bay Packer Walter Stanley; Arena League Hall of Famers Myron Jefferson and Freddie Gayles; former CU and Crush Quarterback Bobby Pesavento.
They all had their best day golfing because they made the difference in the life of a child.
Ronald McDonald joins Colorado Mammoth! ...Mammoth players Nick Carlson and Tom Ethington golfed in the Ronald McDonald House charities tournament as part of the celebrity group representing the Pro Players Association at Hiwan Country Club, July 18, 2011.
Plans are underway for the following PPA FUTURE Tournament:
“CU vs CSU Football Alumni Celebrity Charity Challenge”
Tournament Committee: Gary R. Adler, Mark McIntosh, Bobby Pesavento, Dan Stewart, Ray Wallace
Volunteers are needed to assist in the organization of both these events. Any interested volunteers please contact the PPA Office at 720-327-9207 (or) firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Expomasters sponsored our booth once again at the Denver Golf Expo, February 12-14 at the Denver Merchandise Mart. Thanks again Mark & Lynn Cramer for your continued support and generosity!
GOLF ACCESSORIES PRE-SEASON SALE at
BROKEN TEE YOUTH GOLF DAY
Former Denver Nugget Bill Hanzlik works with kids at Golf Day.
Baseball Hall of Famer Bob McCaslin shares a moment with Denver Nuggets mascot 'Rocky'.
Former Denver Broncos (from left) Dave Studdard, Larry Brunson
and Billy Thompson sign autographs for the kids at Golf Day.
DENVER GOLF EXPO 2009
Pro Players Association had a booth donated by Expomasters, Inc., for the 2009 Denver Golf Expo, at the Denver Merchandise Mart, February 6-8. Volunteers ran the booth. Our objectives included:
- Recruiting new members
- Recruiting golfers for our tournaments
- Interact with golf industry representatives
- Obtaining sponsors for our events
- Create an awareness in the community of our involvement with golf
- Solicit for donations
Many thanks to Mark & Lynn Cramer of Expomasters, Inc., for their continued support and generosity.
PPA CELEBRITY TOURNAMENT HELD AT ENGLEWOOD'S BROKEN TEE
SEPT 5, 2008 - The Englewood Chamber of Commerce was the host for the PPA Celebrity Charity Tournament held Friday, September 5, 2008 at the Broken Tee Municipal Golf Course in Englewood, CO.
The event was held to benefit a local elementary school where the major portion of its student body consists of at-risk youth. A special fund was earmarked for the use of the monies raised by the tournament in assisting to better the educational goals of the school.
A BBQ lunch was served at the clubhouse prior to the shotgun start at noon, the tournament play began at 1:30PM.
Celebrities who have participated in the tournament included: Jerry Sturm (former Denver Bronco), Gil Whiteley (Mile High Sports Radio), Woody Paige (ESPN), Aaron Smith (former Denver Bronco), Paul Howard (former Denver Bronco), Larry Brunson (former Denver Bronco), Mark McIntosh (9NEWS Colorado & Co. host) and Englewood Mayor Jim Woodward.
Broken Tee, formerly known as the "Englewood Municipal Golf Course", has gone through a total grounds makeover and has successfully reopened on June 27.
GOLF CLASSIC PREVAILED DESPITE THE COLD, CLOUDY WEATHER
September 5, 2008
Golfers register at the tournament with the help of volunteers from Liberty Bank.
Former Denver Bronco Larry Brunson looks on as one of his teammates takes his shot.
ESPN & Denver Post's Woody Paige (center) and Mile High Sports Radio's Gil Whiteley (center right) take a break from tournament action for a team photo.
Pro Players Association assisted local charities in organizing their golf tournaments.
PPA celebrities teed off at the following golf tournaments during the month of June.
The Salvation Army held their event this year on June 1st at The Ridge at Castle Pines.
Ralph Tamm talking to his club on the green.
"Lightning" Lonnie Smith and Boxing Agent RobertGentry checking out golf at the Ridge.
The PPA team of Aaron Smith, Willie Oshodin, Ron Egloff and Dave Reavis shot a 62 at the June 1st Tournament at The Ridge.
The Fallen Officers Fund of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Celebrity Shoot-Out was held on Thursday, June 7th, at the prestigious Sanctuary. The event raised funds to assist Law Enforcement staff that have been seriously injured and/or killed in the performance of their duties, and their families. Pro Players JimBob Rogers, Ralph Tamm, Walter Stanley, Le-Lo Lang, Ron Egloff, Steve Gottsegen and Lonnie Smith all participated in the event. The estimated net funds raised were $55,000!
Jim Bob Rogers about to "drive" his ball, although he swears he should stick with "driving" his NASCAR.
Ralph Tamm swinging for the goal posts at the Sanctuary.
Incredible view from the Sanctuary. The 15th was sponsored by Pro Players Association.
This exquiste course was beautiful everywhich way you looked.
"Lightning" Lonnie Smith picks a fight with the strongest man in the USA, Olympic Power-Lifter Shane Hamman in the Sanctuary clubhouse.