About the Event

Patriots Day is an annual golf event held at Boulder Country Club. It is open to the public and is strongly supported by the membership at Boulder Country Club. The event started in 2014 and in four years, it has raised over $250,000. The Patriots Day event not only raises money but it also demonstrates strong support for the veterans who have put off their education to serve our nation. Last year the event was sold out and we had numerous sponsors and donors making it a huge success. The golf event is a traditional scramble with prizes for closest to the hole, longest drives, putting contest and more. 

Registration and practice range open at 10:30 am.

Lunch will be served from 11:00 am to 11:45 am.  Opening ceremonies will be at 11:45 am.

Shot gun start at 12:00 pm.

After Party and Silent Auction with Beer, Food and Cash Bar will follow golf at 4:30 to 7:00 pm.

Find more details about the event on their website!

 

Explanation and Background of the Patriots Day Golf Event at Boulder Country Club

How It Came About

Patriots Day at Boulder Country Club was created in 2014 to give members of our community an opportunity to honor, support and celebrate US military veterans.  Don Cooke, Bruce Gamradt, Bill Holmes and Bob Schuetze, all members of Boulder Country Club wanted to do something for our military veterans returning from their service to the Boulder community.  They recognized that a veteran is someone who at one point in their life wrote a blank check made payable to the United States of America for an amount of up to and including their life. Given the close ties that our community has with the University of Colorado, the organizers of Patriots Day met with the Office of Veterans Services at CU to see how they could help. There are approximately 1,000 student veterans at CU and the number is growing.  Student veterans face many challenges including making the transition from military life to college life and overcoming the lasting effects of combat. In addition, there are many financial challenges. GI Benefits are often slow in coming. Benefits only cover about half of the cost of books and the funds come well after the beginning of the semester when the student veterans need to purchase their books. The Office of Veteran Services provides financial help through scholarships, assistance in obtaining GI Bill benefits, and it provides a supportive environment to help student veterans overcome the difficult transition to college life.

 

Patriots Day Golf Event

Patriots Day is an annual golf event held at Boulder Country Club.  It is open to the public and is strongly supported by the membership at Boulder Country Club.  The event started in 2014 and in four years, it has raised over $250,000. The Patriots Day event not only raises money but it also demonstrates strong support for the veterans who have put off their education to serve our nation.  Last year the event was sold out and we had numerous individual and corporate sponsors and donors making it a huge success. Our next event will be held on Monday, September 17, 2018.

 

Colorado Veterans Support, Inc.

Colorado Veterans Support, Inc. was created so that donations and sponsorships to the event are full tax deductible.  CVS, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity. The members of the Board of Trustees of Colorado Veterans Support, Inc. are Bob Schuetze, Dave Laundy, Don Cooke, Bill Holmes, Sandy Karpuk, Tom Metz, Mary Peterson, Saeed Karim, Chuck Neinas and Charlie Sander.  The administration of CVS, Inc. is 100 % voluntary. No one receives any salary or other remuneration. All of the money donated to the event after the expenses of holding the event are paid, goes to the veterans.

The money raised to date has gone to provide scholarships to student veterans at CU.  This year we created the Colorado Veterans Support Endowed Scholarship for the benefit of the Veteran Services Office at the University of Colorado Boulder.  Distributions from the Fund are used to provide financial support to full-time undergraduate or graduate students who are veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

The Director of Veterans and Military Affairs, Steward Elliott, Capt.,USN, Ret., administers the scholarships.  Captain Elliott is a former Navy Seal. He has commanded Seal Teams 3 and 4 and the Navy Seal Training Center.  CU is very fortunate to have Captain Elliott as its Director of Veteran Services and it has been an honor and a privilege to work with him on this project.

 

We cannot do any of this without the help of our generous sponsors and donors.

The Event is now in its Fifth Year

Amounts donated to date are:

2014     $30,294

2015     $57,000

2016    $75,000

2017    $95,000

2018    The event is scheduled for September 17, 2018.

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