May 17, 2017
The 11th annual University of Denver Red Vest Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, May 22nd at Cherry Creek Country Club, a design of legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus. The award-winning course offers a great test of golf at any skill level.
The Red Vest Golf Tournament celebrates and supports the University of Denver`s 17 NCAA Division I sports programs. More information on the tournament can be obtained by calling Bob Willis at 303-871-4966.
This year’s tournament will be preceded by a special pre-event reception, set to be held at Schomp BMW in Highlands Ranch on Friday evening from 6-8pm. More information on this event can be found below:
The Red Vest Tradition
On February 17, 1900, Chancellor Henry Buchtel hosted a senior breakfast in his home. In the interest of festivity and to invest the occasion with dignity, he wore a handsome red vest. In later years, DU quarterbacks were promised a similar red vest if they led their teams to victory.
The tradition lapsed for many years, until Chancellor Chester Alter, who served from 1953 until 1966, resurrected it for gala occasions. Since then, many University chancellors have sported red vests of their own, wearing them as symbols of leadership, hope and promise.