THORNTON — Nearly 200 golfers and dozens of volunteers braved intermittent downpours last month at The Ranch Country Club in Westminster to support Community Reach Center, a non-profit mental-health provider with five outpatient centers in Adams County.
“This year’s tournament will definitely stick in our memories,” said Community Reach Center’s CEO Rick Doucet. “Folks were in good spirits despite the rain and wind. It helped that we were golfing for an excellent cause — to provide mental-health services for the community.”
The Reach for the Green Golf Tournament raised more than $64,000 that will help Community Reach continue its many mental-health programs for children, adults and families. Many of its programs integrate mental healthcare with primary healthcare to support clients’ overall health and wellness.
Community Reach hosted two tee times. The winners of the morning flight were Brad Harvey, Scott Harvey, James Wertz and Mike Snyder. The winners of the afternoon flight were Matt Rippy, Dave Bredine, Doug Tiller and Trae Tripp.
During the evening awards dinner, David Rothrock, president of Rocky’s Autos in Denver, was presented with the first annual Donald C. Ciancio Philanthropic Award because of his longtime support of Community Reach Center. Rocky’s Autos was a primary sponsor of this year’s golf tournament. Another lead sponsor was Genoa Healthcare.
This year’s golf tournament was dedicated to longtime Community Reach supporter Donald C. Ciancio, who died in February, and his mother, Mary Ciancio. Donald C. Ciancio founded the golf tournament — now in its 33rd year —- in 1980 and worked tirelessly on it every year. Mary Ciancio was a champion of mental health and one of the founding supporters of Community Reach Center.
Next year’s golf tournament is slated for Sept. 9, 2014. Please visit www.CommunityReachCenter.org for additional event sponsors and information about integrated health care.