Rapids’ fourth annual Charity Classic golf tournament tees off August 19

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Friday, June 28, 2013) – The Colorado Rapids will host the club’s fourth annual Charity Classic, a golf tournament with Rapids players and coaches on Monday, August 19 at The Club at Pradera in Parker, Colo. The scramble-style tournament starts at 9 a.m. and is open to individual players and foursomes, with all proceeds from the event benefitting Kroenke Sports Charities.

“The Charity Classic is an opportunity for fans to have fun, meet the team, and raise money for a noble cause,” said Rapids President Tim Hinchey. “We work to make this tournament better every year, and we are proud that The Club at Pradera and their professional staff help make this tournament memorable. We hope to see many of our fans, partners, and community members out on the course.”                                                                                                                      

The tournament is limited to a maximum of 36 foursomes, and those interested in participating can register by visiting clicking here, contacting Heather Garcia of the Kroenke Sports and Entertainment Community Relations department at hgarcia@pepsicenter.com or 303-405-1166, or at Rapids games at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Pricing is $2,000 for a foursome or $500 for an individual player, to be assigned to a foursome.

All proceeds from the event, which raised more than $20,000 in its third edition last year, will benefit Kroenke Sports Charities. KSC supports underserved children and families in Colorado through educational and recreational programs, as well as appearances and sports clinics by players and coaches, donations of autographed merchandise and tickets, and the gift of services by Kroenke Sports and Entertainment employees. For a recap of last year’s tournament, including a photo gallery, click here.

The Rapids take on Montreal Impact this Saturday in their third straight road match before returning home for the July 4 match against New York Red Bulls and July 7 battle against D.C. United, part of Military Appreciation Night presented by Coca-Cola. Both matches will feature fireworks from Zambelli afterwards, as well as activities in the parking lot before and during the match. Visit www.4thfestcolorado.com for more details, and click here to purchase tickets.