Kingsbury Open

By: Dr. Lisa K Goodman


Bear Dance Golf Course in Larkspur, CO

We are proud to announce the 5th annual Kingsbury Open to benefit Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research. This event will be held at the Golf Club at Bear Dance on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 8:00am. Bear dance provides a beautiful venue with manicured grounds and challenging Mountain Course. Each team registered will receive the following: foursome in the tournament, lunch, two drink tickets per player, a goodie bag which includes premium items from all tournament sponsors.


About The Kingsbury Open

The mission of the Kingsbury Open is to pay tribute to those we have lost to Pancreatic Cancer and to give hope to individuals and families that are battling the disease. Celebrating the game we love, The Kingsbury Open is about making memories and birdies golfing with our friends, colleagues and loved ones.


Our WHY // About Tom Kingsbury

The event is founded and dedicated in loving memory to Thomas Kingsbury, who was an enthusiastic golfer with an unparalleled passion for the game. Tom was a ‘scratch’ golfer, but you’d rarely find Tom playing with new equipment or balls, he could post a below-par score playing with found balls and rental clubs. Tom believed a golfer was not defined by his or her equipment or the course he or she played, but by their passion for the game and a desire to continue to improve. A real stickler for the rules, he was a purist. Tom had a natural swing, never tried too hard, but still hit the ball a mile. He was a genuine teacher of the game.

At age 63, Tom was poised to retire, complete his PAT (Players Aptitude Test) and play and teach golf. However, that was not to be. Tom was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in February of 2007. Receiving both diagnosis and treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, he followed an aggressive, non-surgical course of chemotherapy. He was not a candidate for surgery as is true many patients diagnosed too late. Throughout treatment he stayed on the golf course. As fatigue set in, he surrendered to riding in a cart when he would normally walk. In August of 2007, Tom played his last round of golf in Danbury, Wisconsin on his home course of Voyager Village. It was only 9 holes. He passed away two weeks later.

Tom’s daughter, Dr. Lisa Goodman founded the Kingsbury Open in 2015 in Tom’s Memory. Tom loved to visit and golf in Colorado. Every time we golf we think about Tom and know he is with us; from tee to green. We hope you will join us to honor his memory and to lend a hand to this important cause.


About Wings of Hope

WINGS OF HOPE for PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH is a non-profit foundation dedicated to raising awareness and funding for pancreatic cancer research and programs at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. In February 2013 the University of Colorado Cancer Center entered into a formal partnership with WINGS OF HOPE, with both entities combining efforts to have the University of Colorado Cancer Center become the regional hub and national destination for pancreatic cancer research. Helping accomplish this goal is the University of Colorado Cancer Center’s multifaceted approach which encompasses the multidisciplinary care of all pancreatic cancer patients. The care of their patient population is supported by an active research program involving both clinical and basic science research with a focus on translating basic science research findings into clinical research programs that directly impacts patient care.


The donations and fundraising efforts of WINGS OF HOPE are to advance the ongoing pancreatic cancer research being conducted at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. The foundation’s focused effort not only helps better define priorities, but also makes a definitive statement as to the critical urgency and need for pancreatic cancer research to continue at an accelerated pace.


Presenting Sponsor: Washington Park Chiropractic

Since 2015, Washington Park Chiropractic has been the engine behind the Kingsbury Open. WPC has donated time, supplies, a workforce, creativity and provided a brick & mortar location for KO operations. Washington Park Chiropractic is the premier sports, prenatal and pediatric chiropractic and massage practice in Denver. Offering traditional chiropractic care, massage, acupuncture as well as spinal decompression, infrared laser therapy, NormaTec recovery system, RockTape, Graston and Manual Therapy. Owned and operated since 2006 by Lisa and Joe Goodman.


Why Play in the Kingsbury Open?

The most beautiful and challenging Golf Club at Bear Dance is an epic location for our annual tournament. You will be treated to 18 holes of breathtaking golf, a cart, two drink tickets, a delicious lunch, contests and prizes! But the best part is spending the day with your best friends, family and co-workers enjoying a competitive, light-hearted day of golf while raising money and awareness for a most deserving charity. Did we mention the goodie bag?? Our sponsors have provided fun and useful gifts for each player and in addition, you may win a prize including the following:

Golf Buddy, The Parlour, Hydrate IV Bar, Rockies Tickets, Anderson Farms Beef, TOPO Designs bag, Custom Wood Art, A Year of Services at Wash Park Chiro, Goodie Bags from Dentists On Pearl, Apothecary Tinctura, Contemporary Herbalist, Truffle Cheese Shop, and more!


What if I Don't Golf?

A few years ago we created the Kingsbury Open Happy Hour that takes place exactly one week before the golf tournament! Join us this year at South Broadway Country Club for games, a custom "Tom Kingsbury" Margarita, prizes and more. Giveaways include a Broncos Jersey.


(Sponsorships are closed for 2019 - but consider participating in 2020!)

Why should you become a Kingsbury Open Sponsor?

Advertise your company and reinforce your reputation as a premier and philanthropic small business or corporation with customers, employees and the greater Denver community. Leverage local exposure and benefit from the positive outcomes of supporting your community through the Kingsbury Open and Wings of Hope. Leverage the relationship Washington Park Chiropractic has in the Denver area and reach all of their clients and patients with your targeted messaging. It’s fun! Participating on tournament day will fill your heart and create lasting memories on the course. Best of all, your sponsorship may be tax deductible! Your support matters. Sponsoring the Kingsbury Open at any level allows us to fund research for Pancreatic Cancer, purchase equipment and support families fighting Pancreatic Cancer. Your sponsorship could be the difference in preventing or curing Pancreatic Cancer.

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