GPHS Club Programs
Casino Trips: Quarterly Trips to Black Hawk and Central City
These bus trips to “The Hills” not only raise money for the club, it provides an optimum opportunity for new members. This social activity reaches-out to the Denver metropolitan community for like-minded individuals. This ongoing activity allows the Greater Park Hill Club to raise funds to support multiple community organizations.
Big Event: Annual Fundraising Event - Includes Dining & Entertainment in a Unique Venue
Over the last decade, the Club has been involved in several events that have been hosted in large venues that include the University of Denver and Wings over the Rockies. These various events are designed to feature live entertainment for the audience, dancing and auction items. The events have generated large funding for our affiliate organizations.
Christmas and Holiday Food Basket Distribution for Needy Families in Northeast Denver
With the assistance of local churches and other community organization providing the names of families with children for more than three decades, the club has provided Holiday Baskets and Toys to needy families. This activity is one of the Club’s premiere events that offers camaraderie and purpose. This event is followed-up with an educational presentation, book distribution, party and visit with Santa, all hosted at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library. Several hundred families are beneficiaries of our Holiday events.
Bi-Annual Robert J. Shoates Memorial Bridge Party
Every Spring and Fall for the last thirty years, the Club has hosted a bridge party at the Park Hill Golf Club. This is a community event that attracts players from all over the city. Currently, the event has 64 players enjoying an afternoon lunch and match play. With this diverse group, the Club has raised and received donations of thousands of dollars over the years. After the recent death of our founder, charter member and avid bridge aficionado, the event has been renamed the “Robert J. Shoates Memorial Bridge Party” in his honor.