He didn’t usually play, but John Tracy was known for attending every one of the Applewood Business Association’s annual golf tournaments. “He was always there, cheering people on,” said Van …
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Applewood Business Association’s John Tracy Memorial Golf Tournament takes place on Aug. 3 at Applewood Golf Course, 14001 W. 32nd Ave., in Golden.
A networking lunch and silent auction takes place at noon and the golf tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.
Golf entry fee is $95 per person or $350 per four-person team. Entry fee includes green fees, cart, tee prizes, raffle prizes and luncheon.
Those who do not wish to play golf may register to attend only the luncheon and silent auction. Or, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are also available.
To register or learn more about the event, visit www.applewoodbusiness.com/events/golf2018.
Additional questions on the tournament may be directed to chair persons Andrew Coonan at 303-653-7048 or firstname.lastname@example.org and Mark Tighe at 303-278-4747 x.133 or email@example.com.
For questions on the silent auction or to donating directly to build the memorial, contact Edna Miklos at 303 233-4764 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
He didn’t usually play, but John Tracy was known for attending every one of the Applewood Business Association’s annual golf tournaments.
“He was always there, cheering people on,” said Van Wedgwood who sits on the board of directors for the Applewood Business Association. “This year, it’s about honoring him and his memory, and all that he did for the Applewood Business Association.”
Applewood Business Association’s 29th annual golf tournament takes place on Aug. 3. This year, it has been rebranded to bear Tracy’s name: the John Tracy Memorial Golf Tournament.
Tracy, 73, died on Aug. 1 last year. He was a longtime active community member, one of the originators of the Applewood Business Association and held a 30-year career with the Golden Transcript.
“John knew everybody and made everybody feel welcome. And he made sure everybody knew how to support local businesses,” said Andrew Coonan, the vice president of the Applewood Business Association. “He loved to be involved and supported these things until the day he passed.”
Proceeds from this year’s annual auction will benefit building a John Tracy Memorial at the Applewood Golf Course. The business association is working with the Prospect Recreation and Park District and Applewood Golf Course for the memorial.
Tracy’s memorial “will be designed to depict a scene to show his appreciation for the outdoors and his love for mountain climbing,” said Edna Miklos, an Applewood Business Association member who is organizing the golf tournament’s silent auction. “He climbed all of Colorado’s 14ers at least twice.”
Up for bid in the auction will be a limited number of shirt-and-tie sets — the ties coming from Tracy’s personal collection that his wife donated to the Applewood Business Association and the shirts being donated by Rick Bender from Denver Tux. The ties include Jerry Garcia, Disney and seasonal/holidays.
Tracy probably had thousands of ties, Miklos said. “He was famous for his ties.”
He had a different tie for every occasion and holiday, and often they were great conversation starters for him, Miklos said. “They drew people to him,” she added.
The golf tournament is a fun way to network, while fundraising for the community’s betterment, Miklos said, adding a few of the nonprofits that have benefited in the past include the Clear Creek Rock House, a youth outreach and teen center; The Action Center, a local nonprofit that offers programs that support self-sufficiency for county residents and the homeless; and the “Swede” Johnson Memorial Endowed Scholarship.
“The Applewood Business Association is a business organization that gives back to the community,” Miklos said. “And that’s what John was all about.”
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