On June 19 and 20, 2023, we enjoyed the 3rd Food & Drink Resources (FDR) Golf + Pickleball Outing here in Denver. Thanks to the 22 sponsors and others who covered the costs of players and donated prizes, we raised $30,000 for Feeding America and the Denver-based Food Bank of the Rockies!

Evening Reception

Sponsors provided food and beverage for our Monday evening reception, which a little over 100 people attended at the FDR Research & Innovation Center. That night, we raised $3,000 in mulligans and golf ball cannon tickets (plus a little extra for the bartender tips).

See the event program here for a full list of sponsors.

And The Golf Winners Are. . .

We had a total of 18 golf teams made up of players ranging from beginners to pros.

Winning Team: David Neves (Spectrum Senior Living), Andrew Kintigh (Casey’s), Rick Garcia, and Chris Garcia (Frontier Food Group)

Losing Team (a/k/a Dead Ass Last): Jack Moore, Paul Kirtley, John Breen (all from Smithfield), and Gary Kawalec (Circle K)


This year, for the first time, the event included pickleball. It turned out to be a lively, easy-going group made up mostly of first-timers. Pickleball WILL return at next year’s event.

Next Year’s Outing

Every year our goal is to bring together chefs, marketing professionals, food and beverage manufacturers, and others in the corporate restaurant industry for a fun event in support of a worthy cause. To participate in the 2024 event, sign up to get notified on our website here. Details will likely be available in January.


A special thank you to photographer Patti Davis for donating her time to take photos of the evening reception and of game day. Click an image to see the full-sized picture.

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