Sometimes hitting a ball with a stick is just hitting a ball with a stick; sometimes it is more. On Sunday, August 23, the Lake Valley Golf Club (located at 4400 Lake Valley Drive in Longmont) is hosting the Danan Schufman Open, a benefit for The Danan Schufman Fund.
Schufman was a practicing professional in Boulder (he was working at Frasca when he passed away), and those closest to him decided to create a fund dedicated to furthering culinary and oenological studies in his honor.
"We want to support future mavericks of the industry," reads the mission statement on the website, "to try to help someone along the way we think Danan would have; and to hopefully bolster the hospitality industry a little bit, because the clogs that he left to fill are huge."
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This will be the third year of the charity golf event, which is still accepting golfers. It's $150 per person; $600 per team, and you can sign up here. The shotgun start is at 1 p.m., there will be a lot more than golfing going on.
Obviously, those who attend will not go hungry. Food will be provided by Snarf's, Glacier Ice Cream, The Med, Jax Seafood, Mateo and Radda, to name a few. And the silent auction will feature a variety of wines, hotel packages, concert tickets and more. Rumor has it that Top Chef Hosea Rosenberg will be auctioned off in some form (as of now, somewhere between him cooking you dinner and becoming your lifelong personal celebrity chef-slave).
"The Danan Schufman Open provides a unique opportunity to simultaneously experience and guarantee a bright future for the Colorado culinary landscape," says co-founder Adam Reed. "As founders, we feel a responsibility to share with the community what Danan gave to us: passion, laughter, love, a dedicated spirit and a delightful palate."
All proceeds go toward culinary scholarships for Boulder Valley Public School graduates, as well as international scholarships for the advanced course and exam through the Court of Master Sommeliers.