2017 Tournament News: The date for the 20th annual Colonel’s Challenge Charity Golf Tournament has been set for Thursday, July 20, 2017. Click here to download the 2017 tournament brochure and registration information.
Colorado State Troopers put their lives on the line every day in an effort to make Colorado safer for all of us. In 1998, then Chief of the Colorado State Patrol, Colonel Lonnie J. Westphal, started a new fundraiser for the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation – the Colonel’s Challenge Charity Golf Tournament. This was the beginning of many partnerships between the Foundation, companies and individuals to support Colorado State Troopers and their families.
Last year’s event, held on Thursday, August 11, 2016, marked the 19th Anniversary of the Colonel’s Challenge Charity Golf Tournament. In the 19 years since the inception of the Colonel’s Challenge, more than $1.6 million has been raised for the funds that provide scholarships to Troopers and their families, assist in times of fiscal hardships, and most importantly, ensure a college education for the surviving dependents of ACSPP members of the Colorado State Patrol who are killed in the line of duty.
The Foundation has been lucky to host this tournament each year at the Sanctuary Golf Course in Sedalia, Colorado. This luxurious course is owned by Dave and Gail Liniger, the founders and owners of Re/Max International. Mr. and Mrs. Liniger have supported the tournament every year since its inception. Hosting the tournament at the Sanctuary is a very special opportunity each and every year, as this golf course is private, with no members and only charitable foundations are allowed to utilize this venue for fundraising activities.
A large majority of our players and sponsors return each year and the Foundation could not be more gracious and thankful for their continued support. You, too, can show your support for Colorado State Troopers currently serving or who have died in the line of duty by playing golf at one of the most beautiful courses in the world or by sponsoring the tournament. All team and event sponsors will be recognized for their support. Signs will be posted on the golf course for hole sponsors and those who sponsor brunch or dinner will receive special recognition as well.
Player fees include:
- 18 holes of golf
- Range balls
- Brunch prior to play
- Awards banquet dinner at completion of play
- Pro Shop gift certificate
Dress for the day is casual. Prior to play, a putting contest with prizes will be held and at the completion of play an awards banquet with auction will be held at the course. Prizes are also awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin and longest putt.
Play is a modified scramble: Each player hits their drive, the best drive is selected and then each player plays his/her own ball to completion; the two lowest scores are added together for the foursome’s team score.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Lonnie and Annette Westphal can be contacted directly at 303-549-2145, email@example.com, or the Foundation can be contacted via our Contact Us page.