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Cochi: Support exceeded expectations at Trey Tatham Benefit Golf Tournament

Once again, the Boulder County community has come out to support local prep coaches and athletes in need.

The son of Mead High School wrestling coach Ty Tatham, Trey Tatham is battling the soft tissue cancer rhabdomyosarcoma and can use all the support he can get. At last month’s Trey Tatham Benefit Golf Tournament, he got it.

All 144 spots at the June 9 tournament were filled for a day out on Twin Peaks Golf Course. The Northern Colorado community also came through with 25 hole sponsors, 90 silent auction item donations ranging in value from $20-1,500 and 17 business financial donations. That’s on top of numerous anonymous donations.

The grand total turned out to be %32 over the original goal of $20,000. Here are a few of the major reasons the tournament was such a success:

– Lenny Nosewicz from Lenny’s Ski and Golf in Aurora was a major contributor to the silent auction. He donated over $4,000 of golf equipment, earning him the nickname “golf angel” from the tournament organizers.

– Breakfast was sponsored by Evol Foods in Boulder and Big Daddy Bagels. Brickhouse BBQ in Mead sponsored lunch. Bruce’s Bar in Peverence, Perkins and Chipotle also donated food.

– Schaefer Athletics in Louisville, Brooks Silk Art in Longmont and 2M Printing in Windsor were responsible for tournament-day giveaways.

– Keith Martin, Chuck Autrey and Twin Peaks Golf Course volunteered their services to help run the event, as they have for numerous past charity golf tournaments.

– Thirty members of the Mead High School cheer and dance team volunteered to meet and greet the golfers as they arrived.

– Brandon Strope, a former wrestler of Ty Tatham’s, and his wife Amanda Strope, as well as Jane Wolford, played major roles in organizing the tournament.

To see the complete list of golfers who showed their support and to see pictures from the event, go to http://treytathamgolfbenefit.com. People can continue to contribute online at http://gofundme.com/treys-cancer-treatment.

Trey and his siblings traveled the tournament in a red golf cart to thank golfers for coming. While they did, the players all said “you’re welcome” with contributions to help pay for his treatment.

Follow Brad on Twitter: @BradCochi