“We filled the tournament last month. That’s pretty tough for any tournament to pull off, as there are so many local tournaments to choose from,” defense contractor Buddy Gilmore, a former mayoral candidate and tournament chairman, said Thursday.
“We have a great tournament committee, and the help we have received from the Broadmoor staff has been tremendous,” he said.
Proceeds from the fundraiser on Thursday will benefit Mayor Steve Bach’s Spirit of the Springs initiatives, which are designed to, among other things, celebrate the good things about Colorado Springs.
El Pomar, which donated $10,000, is the lone platinum sponsor. There are four gold sponsors that donated $5,000 each, including Comcast, TechWise, Security Service Federal Credit Union and Shape Technologies LLC., which is owned by Gilmore.
The money raised from the event will be held by the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, and a citizen panel will “direct fund appropriations,” according to the mayor’s website.
The event has 132 registered golfers, city spokeswoman Mary Scott said.