On Oct. 2, Cherry Hills Country Club hosted the annual and historic Evans Cup of Colorado. The event aims to raise funds for the Colorado chapter of the Evans Scholarship, also fostering and promoting the sense of community that makes the Evans Scholarship so unique.
More than 100 golfers braved the 40 degree rainy weather and over 200 attended the dinner event, including several current Scholars from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
The University of Colorado has been host to Evans Scholars since the late 1960s, and due the graciousness of donors and events such as the Evans Cup of Colorado the House has grown through two renovations and now is home to more than 60 Scholars.
Although the entire group of 60 was unable to attend the event, many Scholars were in attendance.
“All the Scholars joined us for dinner and took the stage at the same time” recounts Geoff “Duffy” Solich, a CU Evans Scholars Alum and Western Golf Association Director.
Among the Scholars in attendance, Henock Solomon, a CU junior from Denver, was asked to give a speech in front of the entire dinner organization. Henock grew up caddying at Cherry Hills so he was welcomed by familiar faces and members. Henock used his connections through the Scholarship to land himself an internship at Four Point Energy this past summer.
Henock concluded his speech by saying, “My story would have been much different, if it did not have the Evans Scholars Foundation supporting me,” a sentiment I know many of us share. Thanks Chick!