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15th Annual Goodwill Golf Classic raises nearly $200,000 for Coloradans in need

15th Annual Goodwill Golf Classic raises nearly $200,000 for Coloradans in need

DENVER, Colo. – Supporters of Goodwill Industries of Denver came together for a day of golf, networking and fun at its 15th annual Driving for Diplomas Goodwill Golf Classic on Monday, August 14 at the Red Rocks Country Club in Morrison, Colorado. The tournament and subsequent 19th Hole Celebration raised nearly $200,000 to support at-risk students across the metro area and northern Colorado. The fundraising success was due in part to generous sponsorships from Goodwill’s corporate partnerships including the event’s title sponsor Republic Services.

“We’re so very proud of our partnership with Goodwill Industries of Denver,” said Scott Argiro, Division Sales Manager of Republic Services. “Republic Services shares commonality with Goodwill. We stress the importance of supporting our local community and maintaining a steadfast adherence towards safety, environmental responsibility and the creation of a positive work environment for our employees.”

All of the funds raised at the golf tournament will help Goodwill Industries of Denver provide career development services and college prep programs to nearly 16,000 students in Denver and northern Colorado this school year. Goodwill relies on generous support from the community to deliver instruction with an emphasis on real-world experience and learning. Students in Goodwill programs get one-on-one job and life skills coaching, participate in career panels, go on job site visits and volunteer at various community building events across the region.