Growing Hope Foundation
DENVER, CO–(Marketwired – September 06, 2017) – Growing Hope Foundation today announces its 2nd annual charity golf tournament, sponsored by Organa Brands, will be held on Monday, Sept. 11, at Meridian Golf Club in Englewood, CO. Check-in is at 7:30 am and shotgun starts at 9am. The event will feature an appearance by "The King of Cannabis," Arjan Roskam, founder of Green House Seed Company and Strain Hunters, who over the last 34 years have collected some of the rarest genetics around the world.
Established in 2016 by Partner Colorado Credit Union and its cannabis banking division, Safe Harbor Private Banking, the Growing Hope Foundation is a channel for cannabis businesses throughout Colorado to support charitable causes in the community. "We are very pleased to be working again this year with our tournament sponsor, Organa Brands, and look forward to another successful event," said Tami Anderson, the Foundation’s president. The tournament serves as the major fundraiser for the Foundation, which last year donated proceeds to Flowering Hope, a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to help patients acquire safe access to life changing medication.
This year’s beneficiaries include Grow for Vets USA, the only non-profit helping veterans access safe, medical cannabis and The Franco Loja Foundation, which memorializes the life of Strain Hunters co-founder and pioneer in cannabis, Franco Loja, and helps to provide a secure financial future for his children. Grow for Vets USA will have a 9/11 memorial prior to the start of the tournament.
Organa Brands, a Denver-based cannabis products distributor, is the event’s title sponsor. "As the event sponsor for the second year," says Organa Brands Co-Founder Ralph Morgan, "we are proud to be a part of a generous cannabis industry and partner with the Growing Hope Foundation to give back to our community." Tournament participants will have exclusive use of the Meridian Golf Club, a premier, private Jack Nicklaus designed course and enjoy a silent auction, prizes, gifts, entertainment and an after party. Silent Auction items include luxury travel packages, tickets to Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Westword ticket packages and more. For sponsorship opportunities, please visit growinghopefoundation.com.
About Growing Hope Foundation
Created in 2016 by Partner Colorado Credit Union and its cannabis banking division, Safe Harbor Private Banking, the Growing Hope Foundation is dedicated to giving back to the community by creating a channel for the legal cannabis industry to support charitable causes throughout Colorado. Through the annual Growing Hope Charity Golf Tournament and other fundraising efforts, the Foundation will contribute to organizations that help patients receive necessary medical treatment that may include cannabis. For additional information, please visit growinghopefoundation.com.
About Organa Brands
Organa Brands is home to the world’s largest consumer cannabis brands. After developing O.penVAPE, Bakked, and Organa Labs into world-class brands with nationwide distribution, the company acquired The Magic Buzz, and entered into a joint venture to form District Edibles. Organa Brands appreciates a mutually beneficial relationship with its network of affiliates who are authorized to manufacture their wide range of products. Licensees in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Vermont, and employ Organa Labs technology to manufacture cannabis oil through supercritical CO2 extraction. Organa Brands leaders ardently support cannabis legalization and scientific research in order to provide better, alternative medicine and recreational products. Please visit www.organabrands.com for more information.