Red Rocks Community College News Release

More info: Kim Rein
July 09, 2012


RRCC Foundation hosts Inaugural Alumni & Friends Golf Outing
Proceeds support First Responder programs at RRCC


LAKEWOOD, CO – The Red Rocks Community College Foundation hosted its Inaugural Alumni & Friends Golf Outing on June 15 to benefit the First Responder programs at RRCC. The event attracted 64 RRCC alumni and guests who raised much needed funds to support the college’s EMS, fire science and law enforcement programs.

Over 80% of firefighters and other first responders are credentialed by community colleges nationwide. These critical programs require high-tech training equipment to simulate what is used on the front lines of community safety each day. More than $6,000 was raised during this year’s golf outing which took place at Applewood Golf Course in Golden, CO.

Players had the chance to win a car and cash prizes with a hole in one thanks to EMICH Chevrolet. Though no one won the car or cash, everyone had lots of fun trying. The event culminated with an awards dinner where teams were recognized in various categories. The event was made possible thanks to this year’s sponsors – Century Casino, ERA, Grainger, Isle Casino Hotel, and EMICH Chevrolet. Alumni who missed this year’s golf outing but are interested in participating will have the opportunity with next year’s event.

The Red Rocks Community College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to supporting the students, faculty, and staff at the college in their pursuit of excellence. The Red Rocks Community College Foundation was established in 1993 with the vision of helping students of all income levels have access to higher education. Since its inception, the Foundation has given more than $3 million dollars in scholarships to RRCC students and $2.5 million for other RRCC programs. The Foundation also provides mini-grants to faculty and staff, awards for outstanding faculty, and support for other worthwhile initiatives.
More about Red Rocks Community College: Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates. The college serves over 15,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada.

More about Red Rocks Community College: RRCC offers associate of arts degrees in photovoltaic solar technology, thermal solar technology, and many other fields. A longtime leader in a multitude of areas including renewable energy technology education, the college delivers high-quality, affordable education leading to a two-year associate degree or a professional certificate. RRCC serves over 15,000 students per year at two campuses in Lakewood and Arvada. Learn more at


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