2 Local Events Benefit Hilltop’s Latimer House
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Saturday was a day dedicated to the Latimer House, with events across the Grand Valley benefiting the counseling center.
In Grand Junction, nearly 70 players participated in the Western Slope Triple Play Women's Golf Tournament, with the funds going towards Hilltop's Latimer House.
The girls finished their second day of a three day tournament on Saturday.
Officials say the competition lost funding a decade ago, and they're happy the tournament is back again this year.
“The BLT used to be one of the most popular events in all of Colorado,” said Vicki Riley, event coordinator. “We are trying to revive that and double our players next year.”
The 54-hole stroke play tournament is open to women with an active USGA handicap index, and the entry fee was $195.
Over in Palisade, Peach Street Distillers, the Palisade Brewing Co. and the Palisade Livery joined together to host the first “Peach Valley Bar-Brew-Still Rods and Wheels Poker Run and Funfest.”
The event brought in $2,000 for the Latimer House.
Officials say they're excited to help the counseling center continue to provide services to the people of the Western Slope.
“In my opinion, there is a rise in domestic violence,” said Sherry Harmon, event organizer. “Having a place like Latimer house to go to, just to talk, is a blessing in of itself.”
Organizers planned the poker run to help the Latimer House collect enough money to purchase new shoes for their Men in Heels Race.
The shoes were stolen months ago and since then, area residents have been helping the center raise enough money to purchase new shoes for their big event.
The Men in Heels Race will take place Thursday, September 19th at 5:30 p.m. in downtown Grand Junction.
For more information: htop.org